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Scholarship Descriptions

Ronald M. Keeble Undergraduate Scholarship

The Ronald M. Keeble Undergraduate Scholarship assists in furthering planning education and recognize student members who are making a contribution to their communities. Applicants must be members of OPPI at the time of application and the recipient must be enrolled full-time in an accredited undergraduate or graduate planning program in Ontario. An OPPI Scholarship of $2,000 is available to eligible student members in this category. 

Selection Criteria
  • Extent of current and past service and commitment to the community (e.g., planning school, OPPI or society in general)
  • The career objectives of the applicant
  • Academic performance
  • Reference support

Gerald Carrothers Graduate Scholarship

The Gerald Carrothers Graduate Scholarship assists in furthering planning education and recognize student members who are making a contribution to their communities. Applicants must be members of OPPI at the time of application and the recipient must be enrolled full-time in an accredited undergraduate or graduate planning program in Ontario. An OPPI Scholarship of $2,500 is available to eligible student members in this category. 

Selection Criteria
  • Extent of current and past service and commitment to the community (e.g., planning school, OPPI or society in general)
  • The career objectives of the applicant
  • Academic performance
  • Reference support

The T.P. Jason Ferrigan 2020 President's Scholarship

The T.P. Jason Ferrigan 2020 President's Scholarship is offered in recognition of Jason Ferrigan’s service and leadership as OPPI President. Jason has provided tireless leadership to strengthen the future of planning in Ontario – engaging future planners and supporting current professionals.
 
This scholarship will recognize an OPPI Student Member who has demonstrated leadership in the field of climate change adaptation. Jason’s main motivation to enter the planning profession was to address the environmental wrongs by previous generations of decision makers through sustainability. Today, climate change adaptation is the ultimate sustainability element.
 
Selection Criteria

  • Expressed interest in the field of climate change adaptation. community engagement, public consultation and strategic initiatives.
  • Relevance of the student's research to planning for climate change adaptation (research can be completed, underway or proposed at the time of application).
and/or
  • Extent of leadership in peer group projects, working towards advances in planning for climate change adaptation (at a local, regional or global scale).