2017 Award

The Jim Boyack Memorial Trust 25th Annual Award of £2,000 and a free place at the RTPI Scottish Young Planners’ Conference for planning students in Scotland 

The Trust makes an annual award to students of planning in Scotland.  Applications will be considered from ANY student that is registered on a planning course in Scotland thta is accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute.  The Trustees will particularly consider the needs that the student states in their application for the bursary.  This may include various needs, for example:

  • support for family commitments
  • support for field trips or other necessary study
  • support to lessen the need for part-time working to support their studies

The Award in 2017

The 2017 Jim Boyack Trust Award is now open for submissions. it comprises £2,000 and a free place at the RTPI Scottish Young Planners’ Conference. The deadline for submissions is midnight on Monday 6 November.

Submissions should be emailed to jimboyacktrust@gmail.com  setting out:

  • your full name, address and contact details including an email address and phone number
  • the RTPI accredited course you are attending
  • reasons why you are seeking the award in no more than 500 words, bearing in mind the criteria and needs set out above and providing evidence where you think this is appropriate

Jim Boyack

Jim Boyack was Senior Vice Convenor of RTPI Scotland when he died in 1990. The trust was established in gratitude for his life and distinguished work, enthusiasm and contribution towards planning in Scotland. The Trust aims to invest in tomorrow’s planners by organising an annual award to assist students to enter or continue on a planning course in Scotland. The purpose of the Trust is to endow and provide for the making of an annual award to students undertaking or extending their studies in Scotland of town and country planning.



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