Memorial Student Scholarship Program


Black Student Conference Scholarship

MAP’s Memorial Scholarship Program was created by Larry Bauman and Mike Banas in 1993 to honor their dear friend Mike Manore, a long time planning leader who had passed away. The Memorial Scholarship Program is funded by proceeds generated at an annual Golf Outing – the first one held in 1997 - to perpetually fund scholarships for graduate and undergraduate urban and regional planning students in Michigan.  

The student scholarships are offered once a year, and the application are due in May.  Check back for the due date for 2023.  

You must be a member of Michigan Association of Planning and enrolled at a Michigan college or university for academic year 2022-2023 in an urban or regional planning program or related curriculum with an emphasis on land use planning.

In the past, scholarships have ranged from $500 to $1000 per student.  

Please click here for the Memorial Student Scholarship application.

Donations to the Memorial Scholarship Fund will be gratefully accepted and are tax-deductible.  

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In 2022, MAP's MDP Career Development Committee developed and launched a scholarship program for Black students studying planning to cover all costs to attend MAP's annual planning conference held in the fall.  

If you are a Black student studying planning in Michigan, you may be eligible for the scholarship!  The deadline for the 2022 scholarship has passed.  Please contact Executive Director Andrea Brown  [email protected] for details about next year.  

Donations to the Black Student Conference Scholarship Fund will be gratefully accepted and are tax-deductible.  

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The scholarship committee reviews all applications received and awards student scholarships in the summer. Other scholarship categories are reviewed as they are received.  

If you are a professional or a community looking for scholarship opportunities, please contact Andrea Brown.  Communities or professionals must be MAP members to be considered.  


Francis P. Bennett  

Charles A. Blessing

Bernard (BJ) Carey  

Thomas David Carey

Claude Coates, AICP  

Bernard DeVries

John Donahue  

Helen Foss

Victoria Georgeau, AICP  

Carl Goldschmidt, FAICP

Keith Honey  

Sherrin Hood, AICP

Michael Howell, AICP  

Edward Hustoles, FAICP

Robert Leighton  

Gerald Luedtke

Gregory Main  

Michael T. Manore

Dennis Meagher  

Jerry Mears

David A. Nicholson, AICP  

Maurice F. Parkins, AICP

George A. Peek, AICP  

Lillian Randolph

Brandon Rogers  

William Deane Smith

Carol Steininger-Banas, AICP  

Ben Tallerico, AICP

Richard Weaver   

Helen Willis

Owen Winnie, AICP