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Scholarships and Awards

The department conducts an annual awards program to recognize students for work accomplished during their academic careers.

The Frank Schadegg Memorial Scholarship: $1000

Dr. Frank Schadegg was an exceptional Professor of Geography at Eastern Washington University who was fascinated with action research and field applications of research in geography and planning across the Inland Northwest. He was a strong force in creating and promoting planning in rural areas, and was responsible for the formation of the Planning Association of Washington. Professor Schadegg was the founder of urban and regional planning at EWU. Our Urban Planning degree (Bachelors established in 1968) and Masters of Urban and Regional Planning MURP (established in 1978) were the product of Frank's keen interest in teaching and learning in the field. An endowment for this scholarship was established by planners, alumni and friends of Frank Schadegg to continue the tradition of applied planning and field research among students.

The Washington Chapter APA Scholarship for an undergraduate or graduate student: $2500

The Washington Chapter of the American Planning Association has established scholarships for Accredited Programs in Urban Planning. Started in the 1980s, this tradition reflects the strong encouragement and support for higher education in professional planning programs, and a commitment to students in pursuing a degree in planning.

King Cole Scholarship: $1000

Mr. King Cole was perhaps the most influential planner in the history of Spokane, as the leader and organizer for economic revitalization, and particularly as the person most responsible for the 1974 World's Fair in Spokane. Redevelopment and revitalization still shapes a successful and evolving downtown that builds on our legacies of preserving the natural environment and the unique historic forms of our cities. Although never working as a planner for the City, Mr. Cole worked tirelessly through business and non-profit organizations to lead and form Spokane as a 20th Century City. This scholarship is provided by a generous endowment to EWU from the Cole family to support an undergraduate student in planning.

Leonard Zickler Scholarship: $1250

These awards range from $1000-$3000 per year.  The Schadegg, Cole, and Zickler scholarships are awarded each Fall and the APA Scholarship is awarded in the Spring.  Students applying for these scholarships must be a declared major in Urban & Regional Planning or admitted into the Masters in Urban and Regional Planning Graduate Program. Application materials and announcement of the deadlines are distributed to all planning students in the Fall or Spring of each year. Forms are available in the program office, but may be subject to slight changes each year.

Awards Ceremony, Graduation Week

The department conducts an annual awards program during graduation week to recognize students for outstanding performance and accomplishments during their academic careers. Students are selected for these awards through nomination and selection by the urban planning faculty and by academic records. These annual awards are:

Undergraduate Scholarship Award: Awarded to the graduating senior whose academic achievement has been out-standing.

Graduate Scholarship Award: Awarded to the graduating master's degree candidate whose academic achievement has been outstanding.

Community Service Award: Awarded to a graduating student who has accomplished noteworthy and exemplary contributions in public service to regional communities.

Professional Achievement Award:  Awarded to a graduate student who has demonstrated outstanding professional knowledge and skill in the performance of a professional internship or research project.

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