Announcing the 2017 CNU Fellows Scholarship

Sam Warlick, Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Congress for the New Urbanism is introducing the CNU Fellows Scholarships for CNU 25.Seattle, its 25th annual gathering. These need-based scholarships will be awarded to ten emerging leaders in the placemaking movement. Designed to elevate diverse voices within New Urbanism and build the next generation of New Urbanist leaders, this program is named in honor of the CNU Fellows, a set of foundational thinkers and practitioners who have made outstanding contributions to New Urbanism.

CNU’s annual Congress is a transformative experience. Our sessions and workshops empower participants to practice cutting-edge placemaking strategies and the relationships built can strengthen work and grow into major initiatives. The Congress empowers attendees to create change, reach more communities with placemaking principles, and build a positive impact in their cities, and amplify these impacts. This experience is especially valuable for emerging voices in placemaking, who can jumpstart their careers and connections in the field.

CNU Fellows Scholarship recipients will be given access to all of CNU 25.Seattle, including: 

  • Complimentary Congress registration and a small travel stipend
  • Mentoring from a CNU Fellow,
  • Access to one advanced learning session (commonly known as 202 sessions) of their choice, 
  • Option to attend Developer Bootcamp on Tuesday May 2, and
  • Invitations to special receptions. 

Through this experience, these diverse and emerging leaders will build the connections and skills to excel within their professions—and to help build a more inclusive placemaking movement.

Ideal candidates will be ambitious, passionate urbanists from underrepresented backgrounds who exhibit strong leadership qualities. This program is open to students and professionals working for non-profits, local and state governments, and private sector entities. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups (e.g. women, minorities) are especially encouraged to apply. Fellows Scholarship recipients must: 

  • Travel to and attend CNU 25.Seattle, May 3-6, 2017, in full. 
  • Submit a completed application by March 20, 2017 (see link)
  • Submit one letter of reference, preferably from a CNU member. 

Applications for the CNU Fellows Scholarship are open through March 20, 2017. Questions? Contact Kristen Dunphey, Program Associate,  

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