School of Urban & Regional Planning

Florida Atlantic University

MURP Student Gisla Bush Awarded Scholarship from the American Planning Association (APA)

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Gisla Bush, a graduate student in the Master of Urban and Regional Planning program, received the 2014 Robert A. Catlin/David W. Long Memorial Scholarship from the Planning and Black Community Division (PBCD) of American Planning Association (APA). She will be attending the APA National Conference in Atlanta to receive the award. The scholarship is to nurture young African American graduate students in planning and promote their interests in the urban planning profession. The scholarship is highly competitive and is judged by academic merit, career potential and an essay about the impact of planning on African American communities. Gisla graduated from FAU’s Bachelor of Urban Design program with a minor in Geographic Information System (GIS) and was admitted to the Master of Urban and Regional Planning program at FAU in 2013. She is the youngest Master’s student in the program and intends to pursue her Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree in the near future. With her notable accomplishments, 4.0 GPA, and her passion for improving the quality of life in African American communities, Gisla demonstrated excellence in planning in the School of Urban and Regional Planning at FAU.