About the Scholarship: In 2021, the Association established this scholarship to honor one of its most active and celebrated members, George Ververides. George worked tirelessly for the Middlesex County Office of Planning for 59 years, beginning in 1961. George attained a bachelor’s degree in Geography from Rutgers University and a master’s degree in Regional Planning from Cornell University. He is a Professional Planner in the State of NJ, member of the American Planning Association, the American Institute of Certified Planners, and the Association of American Geographers. During his tenure at Middlesex County he also served on many regional boards and commissions and was at one time an adjunct professor at Rutgers University.
At the end of 2020, George retired from his position as Director of the Middlesex County Office of Planning, a title he held for 34 years. George had a tremendous impact on regional planning throughout his tenure and remained an active member of the Association until his retirement. To honor George’s contributions and the indelible impression he has made on so many, the Association created this scholarship to assist future Professional Planners in pursuing their ambitions to advance the field of professional planning.
The Association is offering scholarships to those in their third and fourth years, pursuing planning-related undergraduate studies. Scholarship funding for the current year totals $1,000.00. The number of scholarships awarded, and the amount of monies awarded to each recipient, will be based on the number of selected applications, which will be considered by the designated Scholarship Committee. Funding awards will be disbursed late summer or early fall, for the Fall 2022 semester.
Eligibility/Application Process/Deadline: This scholarship is open to New Jersey residents entering their third or fourth year of undergraduate study at a New Jersey institution of higher learning, with a major in City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning, or a planning-related field with a plan to pursue professional planning as a career. Application forms are to be typed or answered in ink in legible handwriting. All information is for the confidential use of the Scholarship Committee and is subject to verification from other sources.