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Announcing the launch of the Mark Bentley APA Sun Coast Section Scholarship for USF MURP students!

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Mark Bentley—long-recognized as one of the state’s top land use lawyers and a long-time supporter of local professional planning development activities in partnership with the Sun Coast section of APA—has funded a named scholarship to emerging planners enrolled in the USF Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) program.

The Mark Bentley APA Sun Coast Section Scholarship will provide $1,000 to a graduate planning student of merit each year. The award extends the professional development activities of the APA Sun Coast and is the first funded scholarship for the USF MURP program. It adds to the list of generous and ongoing support Mr. Bentley has graciously provided to support planning excellence in the region.

Details regarding the application process coming soon!


Joan Pynes Memorial Scholarship for USF MPA & Nonprofit Management Graduate Certificate students!

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In memory of the late Professor Dr. Joan Pynes, this scholarship rewards outstanding performances by graduate students in USF's MPA program or Nonprofit Management Graduate Certificate students!

The $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to 1 deserving student who: 1) is interested in pursuing a career in nonprofit administration or NGO's and 2) submits an outstanding project paper in nonprofit management. The application, process, and deadline is announced via email to current students only.

The name of the first scholarship recipient can be found below:

2019
Sharon Hamisak, Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management


Jamil Jreisat Scholarship for USF MPA & Public Management Graduate Certificate students!

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Named after (and established by) the late Professor Emeritus Dr. Jamil Jreisat, this scholarship rewards outstanding performances by graduate students in USF's MPA program or Public Management Graduate Certificate students!

The $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to 1 or 2 deserving students who either: 1) submits an outstanding research paper in public administration or 2) has completed at least 30 credit hours with a perfect grade point average (GPA) of 4.0. The application, process, and deadline is announced via email to current students only.

A list of past scholarship recipients can be found below:

2019
Pam Sundown, Master of Public Administration

2018
Sane Haidara, Master of Public Administration