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The Planners of Color Interest Group provides travel scholarships for underrepresented minority doctoral students to attend the annual ASCP conference. The conference is an important venue for students to meet other students, planning faculty, and attend conference activities such as panels, workshops, business meetings, and receptions. The scholarship’s purpose fits with the larger POCIG goal to support and mentor minority doctoral students as they can complete their degrees and increase the number of planning faculty of color.

There will be three awards of $500 each. Each award also includes student registration for the conference.

Applicants must be involved in research that focuses on planning issues of pressing importance to communities of color. Please keep the following in mind as you prepare to submit your application using the submission form below:

Eligible applicants are those who:

  • have submitted an abstract and subsequently have an accepted paper to present at the ACSP Conference (ACSP staff will verify the abstract acceptance, and these students will be given priority in the application review process);
  • are required to travel more than 100 miles to attend the conference;
  • are involved in research about planning issues of pressing concern to communities of color, and
  • are currently attending an ACSP member school.

POCIG Student Travel Award Committee

Sigmund Shipp, Chair, Hunter College CUNY,

Past Award Winners

The entire history of award winners can be found here at


The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning promotes education, research, service and outreach in the United States and throughout the world by seeking to:

  • recognize diverse needs and interests in planning;
  • improve and enhance the accreditation process, and;
  • strengthen the role of planning education in colleges and universities through publications, conferences, and community engagement;
  • extend planning beyond the classroom into the world of practice.