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What's New for Students?

2018 Student Scholarship Applications are now open!

We are excited to announce our 2018 Student Scholarship Program is now accepting applications. This scholarship is for IAP2 USA Student members. One $1,000 scholarships to current full or part-time graduate and undergraduate students who are members of IAP2 USA and want to work in and/or contribute to the field of public participation.

Not a current student member? Apply today! Students can join IAP2 USA at the reduced membership rate of $50/year. As a student member you can take part in in-person and online training at a reduced cost, free access to live webinars showcasing work from across the country and around the world. You will also have access to one of the greatest network of P2 Practitioners in the world. 

Ready? Get set. Apply!

To apply for the 2018 Student Scholarship, download the Student Application Information Kit and the 2018 Student Scholarship Application. The application must be submitted in its entirety to Amelia@IAP2USA.org by January 15, 2018 to be considered. 

Information Package      2018 Scholarship Application

**To download an editable version of the Information Package or Application select "File" > "Download As" > "Microsoft Word (.docx)". For technical support please email AnnelieseIAP2USA@gmail.com


Apply to become IAP2 USA's next Intern!

Would you like to learn more, up-close-and-personal, about IAP2 and get paid to do it? IAP2 USA offers a one-year internship. The position involves working closely with IAP2 administrative staff, including, but not limited to, communications and writing, and assisting at IAP2 events.

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Across the country student interest in IAP2 is growing—and it’s no wonder! Savvy students who used IAP2 to network, improve their skills, and land jobs are spreading the word like no other. Practitioners are some of the first to tell us they appreciate the energy and enthusiasm that student members bring to our organizations and that students and practitioners have much to learn from each other. There are tremendous benefits to student membership in IAP2 and this page will help you learn how to take full advantage of your student membership right away. Join us and connect with practitioners and students across the country who share your passion for P2.

University of Oregon Students for Public Participation

IAP2 USA offers a number of exciting benefits to students at discounted rates, including:

  1. All of the benefits of membership at a significant membership discount ($50/year)
  2. Student rates for conferences, trainings, and events
  3. Undergraduate/ Graduate thesis and project support through the Mentorship Program and/or access to IAP2 USA/Canada members to request participation in P2 student research projects
  4. Coaching/mentoring assistance to launch a new Students for Public Participation (SP2) group at your school
  5. Inspiration for relevant research, case studies, project topics, and ideas through our newsletter and webinars
  6. Access to professional networking through our members-only national membership directory and local chapter events
  7. Leadership development opportunities through service with opportunities to influence IAP2 USA content for conferences, trainings, communications, and more... Students may:
    • Serve on an IAP2 USA standing committee (these meet monthly by teleconference) or volunteer with a local chapter

    • Serve on a conference planning committee, volunteer at a conference, or participate in conference poster sessions

    • Start a local SP2 group and grow the SP2 community on your campus

  8. IAP2 USA also offers student scholarships to conferences and is launching a national Student Scholarship program

Are you looking for...

  • Personalized professional guidance, advice, and networking support?
  • Resources for job openings, letters of recommendation based on your volunteer work with the organization?
  • A way to participate on a tight student budget?

IAP2 USA may be for you! Sign up today!

IAP2 USA 2017 Scholarship Winner

National IAP2 USA Student Scholarship Program

Supporting students encourages student membership, relationships with universities, research in the field, and the ongoing vitality and sustainability of IAP2 USA.

We hosted the first fundraiser to benefit USA Student Scholarships at the 2015 IAP2 North American Conference in Portland where over $1,900 was raised through a silent auction of items donated by chapters, businesses and generous attendees.

The first IAP2 USA National Scholarship will be awarded in 2017. Make your contribution today to expand the program to allow additional scholarships to be awarded this year or next! You do not need to have a PayPal account to make a donation.

Thank you for supporting this great cause!

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