The Division is proud to announce a new way to help support our members working to achieve and maintain their AICP credentials. The purpose of this grant is to support members by providing certification assistance for the AICP Exam Spring Cycle.

For the AICP Spring Exam Cycle dates, visit: One Path to AICP.

Only applicants with a 2024 Women and Planning Division membership will be considered.



Members may apply for support in one of three categories:

  1. AICP Annual Dues
    WPD will pay the AICP dues for a Division member one time per qualified applicant.  An applicant can receive this support for an additional year if the program funding has not been distributed by Nov. 1, in the second year they apply.
  2. Preparation for AICP Exam
    WPD will pay up to $200 towards AICP exam preparation course materials or other exam support one time per qualified applicant. Other acceptable forms of exam support can include transportation to exam, childcare, other situation specific support.
  3. AICP Exam Registration Fee, Planning Experience Assessment Fee
    WPD will pay the current fee towards the AICP exam application fee, and Planning Experience Assessment fee, one time per qualified applicant. 


The current application period is from January 29 – February 23.


Applicants will be asked to submit the following information to be considered for scholarship programs:

  • Applicant Name
  • Applicant Email
  • Confirmation of Program Applying for
  • Description (up to 200 words) outlining why you are looking for financial support
  • Description (up tp 200 words) explaining why the AICP credential is important to you
  • Description (up to 200 words) explaining why this support will make a difference in achieving your AICP goals
  • Target Date for AICP Exam Prep and what part of the preparation the money will be used for (if applicable)
  • Exam Date and/or Planning Experience Assessment Date (if applicable)
  • Financial Request

Applications can be received throughout the year. Review of requests will align with the spring and fall AICP certification cycles as well as with the annual AICP dues renewal period.