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For full descriptions, please visit the CIP-PSTF website at cip-pstf.ca/scholarships

CIP President’s Scholarship
The Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) works on behalf of over 7,500 planning professionals nationally, and has served as the voice of Canada’s planning community since 1919. Each year, CIP donates a portion from each membership fee that it collects from its professional members to support the CIP President’s Scholarship.

  • Amount: $6,000.00
  • Level of university study: Any (undergraduate or postgraduate)
  • Field/focus of study: None specified

Dillon Consulting Limited Scholarship
Dillon Consulting Limited is a proudly Canadian, employee-owned professional firm with over 700 employees specializing in planning, engineering and environmental sciences. The Dillon team partners with clients to provide collaborative and inventive solutions to complex multi-faceted problems. Contributing to a number of organizations for annual scholarships, Dillon is proud to support the continuing education and professional development of students across Canada who are pursuing studies in its areas of practice. As one of the largest Canadian professional planning and design teams, Dillon funds CIP-PSTF’s $5,000 annual Dillon Consulting Limited Scholarship.

  • Amount: $5,000.00
  • Level of university study: Postgraduate
  • Field/focus of study: None specified

Climate Change Action Scholarship
Awarded to a student, or a small team of students, for a research project which will enable communities to adapt to, and mitigate the impacts of, climate change. The global climate is changing, leading to increased hazards, extreme weather conditions, and transformations to the physical environment in Canada and beyond. Preparing for the unavoidable impacts of climate change requires a drastic shift in the way we build our communities, and requires immediate and committed action at every level of government, society, and across all sectors. Planners are in a unique position to bring together officials, citizens, and allied professions in an integrated and collaborative approach, and in a program of careful, equity-oriented planning.

  • Amount: $4,000.00
  • Level of university study: Any (undergraduate or postgraduate)
  • Field/focus of study: Innovative solutions that professional planners could employ to address the challenges posed by climate change

College of Fellows Undergraduate Scholarship
The College of Fellows is comprised of CIP members who have been elected as Fellows, the highest honour the Institute can give to its members. This distinction recognizes excellence, identifies prominent role models, promotes advances in planning practice, and draws leaders to the forefront of planning in Canada. Members of the College of Fellows privately fund this scholarship.

  • Amount: $4,000.00
  • Level of university study: Undergraduate
  • Field/focus of study: None specified

Thomas Adams Scholarship
Thomas Adams came to Canada in 1914 as a town planning advisor to the Commission of Conservation. He served as the first President of the Town Planning Institute of Canada (now the Canadian Institute of Planners) and was largely responsible for establishing the profession in Canada. Each year, CIP donates a portion from each membership fee that it collects from its professional members to support the Thomas Adams Scholarship.

  • Amount: $3,000.00
  • Level of university study: Any (undergraduate or postgraduate)
  • Field/focus of study: None specified


An applicant must be a CIP student member in good standing for the current academic year (MCIP and provisional members who have returned to school are not eligible). They must be a student enrolled full-time in an accredited Canadian planning program during the term of the awarding of the scholarship. In the case of a team submission for the Climate Change Action Scholarship, the primary applicant must meet the preceding criteria and all additional team members must also be enrolled (full-time or part-time) in a post-secondary program.

The applicant’s research project must be either proposed or in progress at the time of application with a target completion date within the current school year. Scholarships are not awarded for any projects already completed. Each project will be judged on the basis of its potential contribution to the planning profession (in theory or practice), or its potential service to a community or community group.

The jury will verify that all eligibility criteria have been met. Their decision is final.


  1. Completed application form
  2. 500-word biography outlining the applicant’s studies and personal interests
  3. Current resume demonstrating the applicant’s past and present commitments to their community
  4. Bibliography and sources

Additional document required for a team submission for the Climate Change Action Scholarship:

  • 500-word biography of the group outlining their studies, as well as their personal interests

The deadline to apply is February 18, 2022.

Scholarship recipients will be publicly announced online. These students will be invited to CIP's conference to accept their certificates in person. They are eligible for the Ages Foundation Travel Awards program, which provides funding for travel and conference registration expenses.

Scholarship recipients must agree to submit a copy of their project to CIP-PSTF upon completion and must consent to having the work published in whole or in part by CIP-PSTF and/or CIP.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.