APA and AICP is soliciting names of those with financial hardships to become AICP members by taking advantage of the 2013 Reduced Exam Fee Scholarship program. This program was put into place to offer assistance to those individuals who may defer taking or are unable to take the AICP exam because of the high cost.
Scholarship recipients pay reduced fees to AICP as follows:
- First time AICP applicants: $135 (combined $70 application and $65 exam fee)
- Previously approved AICP applicants: $65 (exam fee only)
Your completed application should me emailed to Gary Cornell, FAICP (or call 404-431-9876). The Georgia Chapter is eligible for only one such scholarship. The application must be received by Gary no later than January 25, 2013 for the May 2013 testing window. The reduced fee scholarship is contingent upon a candidate’s completing all requirements for taking the AICP exam in May 2013 testing window.
Refunds will be given to Scholarship applicants who have a current paid application in the system prior to APA staff presetting the application for them. Refunds generally take up to two weeks to process.
Please note that the awarding of a scholarship does not guarantee that a recipient will be approved to take the AICP Exam. The exam application will be evaluated like any other.
The names of scholarship recipients will be kept confidential.
Applicant shall submit a written explanation of financial hardship (including financial hardship caused by a budget cutback in a firm or agency), which necessitates the request.
- Members of ethnic or racial minorities shall be given preference.
- The applicant(s) selected will be otherwise unlikely to take the exam without the reduced fee.
- The applicant’s employer will not subsidize the exam fee.
For more information please download the PDF.