2021 AICP Exam Certification Diversity Scholarships

For the November 2021 Exam

The American Institute of Certified Planners and the APA Texas Chapter encourage those with financial hardships to become AICP members by taking advantage of the AICP Certification Diversity Scholarship program, which offers assistance to those individuals who may defer taking or are unable to take the AICP exam because of the high cost.  The exam application window begins on June 1, 2020 and ends on October 4, 2021.  The November 2021 AICP Exam testing window is November 8-22, 2021.  


Applications will be accepted anytime through NOON, FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2021, for the November 2021 testing window. 


AICP Certification Diversity Scholarships Selection Criteria:


Applicants must be eligible to take the exam.  Applicants must submit a letter explaining the financial hardship (including financial hardship caused by a budget cutback in a firm or agency), which necessitated the request.  The letter should be no more than two (2) pages and need to include the applicant’s APA membership identification number.  Applicants must also verify if they are a standard AICP Exam applicant or an AICP Candidate Pilot Program participant.  Standard AICP Exam applicants must also verify if they are submitting essays, not submitting essays, or utilizing expedited essay review.


Preference is given to:

  •         Applicants who otherwise will be unlikely to take the exam without the scholarship;
  •         Applicants whose employer will not subsidize the exam fee; or
  •         Members with diverse backgrounds.


Applications will be accepted through noon, Friday, May 28, 2021 via email to:


Richard Luedke, AICP
Professional Development Officer
APA Texas Chapter
E-mail:  rluedke@cityoflewisville.com