2017 Minority Scholarships Awarded

APA Florida is pleased to recognize Daphne Green and Wisnerson Benoit as the recipients of the 2017 Minority Scholarship. This scholarship is meant to celebrate planning and foster increased interest in planning by providing financial support for planning students who are members of underserved ethnic groups and who attend a PAB-accredited planning institution or urban planning program actively seeking PAB accreditation in the state of Florida. Daphne received the $2,000 scholarship and Wisnerson the $1,500.

Both recipients are currently enrolled at FSU’s Department of Urban and Regional Planning. Daphne is focusing on neighborhood planning and community design while Wisnerson is concentrating on economic development. Both have a strong future in the field of planning and APA Florida is happy to support them in their studies!

Daphne: “I would like to use my voice to inspire communities to organize, create neighborhood associations and committees with the wherewithal to demand the services and infrastructure they know their communities need from decision makers who would usually not help them up the participation ladder”

Wisnerson: “My goal as a planner is based upon my desire to design equitable solutions and lead implementation of policies that result in increased chances in communities that are often neglected by the cold calculations of the growth machine.”