The Rose Center for Public Leadership provides a limited number of scholarships for eligible public officials to attend the ULI Fall Meeting. The scholarship will include complimentary registration and up to $2,000 expense reimbursement for transportation and lodging. In addition, winners will have the opportunity to meet with Rose Center staff, alumni Rose Fellows, fellowship faculty advisers, and members of the Center’s Advisory Board at the Fall Meeting. Following the meeting, winners are expected to write an essay about their experiences that may be posted on the ULI or Rose Center websites.
Any elected or management-level employee of the following types of agencies are eligible:
- Municipal (cities, towns, villages, counties), state or federal government
- Quasi-public authorities such as housing or redevelopment agencies
- Regional governance organizations, such as councils of governments, metropolitan planning organizations, or regional planning commissions
- Local or regional districts with the authority to levy assessments, such as business improvement (BIDs) or other management districts, public transit agencies, etc.
Please note: If you were awarded this scholarship in 2015 or 2016 you are not eligible for 2017. Also, board members of government entities or other eligible organizations whose primary employment is with a non-public entity will be considered but are lower priority than elected officials or management-level staff.
ULI members (full, associate or young leader members) who are active in their District Councils and/or nationally with ULI are encouraged to apply for a 2017 Fall Meeting Rose Center Scholarship. The purpose of the program is to support the professional development of public sector ULI members through participation in the Fall Meeting, and to advance the mission of the Rose Center: to encourage and support excellence in land use decision making by providing public officials with access to information, best practices, peer networks, and other resources that foster creative, efficient, practical, and sustainable land use policies.
Scholarships will be awarded for the 2017 Fall Meeting to ULI members who fit the following criteria:
- ULI Commitment: Must show engagement and leadership responsibility within District Council or on a national level. Applicant must show continued commitment to ULI after the Fall Meeting.
- Work experience: Is either elected or management-level staff. Applicant must also show leadership and responsibility in his or her professional career.
Applications should be completed in full and returned with the candidate’s resume.
Completed applications should be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than September 8, 2017. Applicants should email one consolidated Word or PDF file (including resume) labeled “Last Name, First Name – 2017 Rose Center Scholarship.” Please do not mail hard copies. Winners will be notified by September 22, 2017. Questions may be directed to Gideon Berger at email@example.com.