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The Jennings & Rebecca Jones Chair of Excellence in Urban and Regional Planning

2024-25 COE-URP Scholars Program Application

The application will remain open from April 1 to May 15, 2024. To apply, submit the required documents detailed below to If you have any questions, feel free to contact us via email or at (615) 898-2610.

Rising MTSU Sophomores and Juniors with a GPA of 3.5 or above for college coursework.

  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • Faculty Reference Letter (Signed and submitted to by the faculty member)
  • Essay (2 page maximum)

In less than two pages, please respond to the following prompt: Livability is a crucial aspect of urban and regional planning. In your own words, describe what you believe makes a city or region livable. What  livability challenges are being faced by cities today? How might these challenges be addressed to create more equitable and sustainable communities?

When applying, please keep in mind that, if accepted, you are expected to attend the required meetings, which are from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on one Friday every month of the program.

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