Student Awards - POCIG Student Travel
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Submission window opens February 26!


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 cash awards provided by the ACSP for $500 each to offset student travel expenses to be distributed at the Annual Conference. Each award also includes conference registration waiver for the conference.



The deadline for applications is June 1 using the form below (coming February 26).


Application Information

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.

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



  • Sigmund Shipp, Hunter College, CUNY,


Past Award Winners

  • 2018 Mohammed Hafiz, University of Texas at Arlington; Nazanin Ghaffari, University of Texas at Arlington; Woolack Kim, University of Cincinnati 
  • 2017 John Arroyo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Matthew Miller, University of Southern California
  • 2016 C. Aujean Lee, University of California, Los Angeles; Kim Mosby, University of New Orleans; Devin Oliver, University of Texas, Austin
  • 2015 Leonor Vanik, University of Illinois at Chicago; Nina Flores, University of California, Los Angeles; Miriam Solis, University of California, Berkeley
  • 2014 Dwayne Baker, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Melissa Currie, University of North Carolina, Charlotte; Sang Lee, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Park Han, Texas A&M University
  • 2013 April Jackson, University of Illinois at Chicago; Sheryl Ann Simpson, Cornell University
  • 2012 Kimberly Adams, Texas Southern University; E-Sok (Andy) Hong, University of Southern California; Carolina Sarmiento, University of California, Irvine
  • 2011 Sheryl Ann Simpson, Cornell University; Edward Tarlton, Texas A&M University; Jasmine Williams, Jackson State University; Dungwoo Yang, University of California, Irvine
  • 2010 Andrew Greenlee, University of Chicago; LaTonya Green, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Kwang OkLee, University of Southern California; Aftab Erfan, University of British Columbia; Donovan Anderson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Submit Your Application Below



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.


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