Scholarships and Volunteering

  • Jazz Market New Orleans Audience Seating
    Jazz Market New Orleans Audience Seating
    Trumpeting a cultural revival
    <strong>Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market</strong>&nbsp; <em>New Orleans, Louisiana</em>

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  • Expanding options for a car-oriented suburban area
    <strong>Village of Providence</strong> <em>Huntsville, AL</em>

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  • Southside
    Ten acres that transformed a city #thisiscnu

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  • Historic arcade houses young professionals
    <strong>Microlofts at The Arcade Providence</strong>&nbsp;<em>Providence, Rhode Island</em>

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  • A unique building becomes a hub for historic neighborhoods
    <strong>Ponce City Market</strong> <em>Atlanta, GA</em>

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  • Mercado District | Tucson, Arizona
    A timeless place from the ground up. #thisiscnu

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  • A mixed-use center for town and gown
    <strong>Storrs Center</strong> <em>Mansfield, CT</em>

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  • From parking lot to urban tour-de-force
    <strong>UCLA Weyburn</strong>&nbsp;<em>Los Angeles, California</em>

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CNU is committed to making the Congress affordable to urbanists from many perspectives, disciplines, and backgrounds. We offer a select number of 4-day registration scholarships to CNU 26.Savannah, as well as reduced registration for volunteers.


Scholarships being offered include:

CNU General Congress Scholarship
The McLaughlin Scholarship
CNU Fellows Scholarship

Priority will be given to the following applicants:

  • Local government officials/employees - including any part/full-time or contract employees
  • Representatives/employees/volunteers of community organizations - including civic, social, economic, arts, and other nonprofit organizations
  • Voices of Opportunity - members of historically underrepresented populations
  • Students - undergraduate and graduate students

Scholarships include

1. A complimentary registration to CNU 26.Savannah
2. An invitation to a participant reception
3. Pairing with a seasoned CNU member (if requested)

If you received a scholarship to attend CNU 25.Seattle, unfortunately, you are not eligible for a scholarship to CNU 26.Savannah.

The application deadline is March 15, 2018. Applicants will be notified of their status by March 31, 2018.

To apply for a scholarship, please click here.


Volunteers play a crucial role in our annual Congress. In return for 10-12 hours of your time, CNU offers volunteers a 4-day Congress registration to all non-ticketed sessions for a heavily discounted rate of $185. Following verification of your completed hours at the Congress, CNU will refund you $100. If you would like to volunteer at CNU26.Savannah, please click here to apply.