Creative Placemaking Scholarship
Now Accepting Applications!

Valley National Bank is partnering with The Center for Creative Placemaking, NJIT and HCDNNJ to offer a scholarship for the Professional Certificate in Creative Placemaking offered through the Continuing Professional Education Division of NJIT. Classes will be held on the conveniently located NJIT campus in downtown Newark
➢ Classes will be held from September 9th through December 20th Mondays and Thursdays 6-9pm.
➢ Classes take place over 10 weeks with an additional 30 hours of field practicum for this Certificate program.

Who will benefit from this course?
➢ Civic leaders, planners, community and economic development professionals and artists can acquire the skills and practices to shape the character of a community through the infusion of arts and culture.
➢ The Certified Creative Placemaker Certificate is designed for those who choose to be a leading agent of change in a community.

➢ Must be a member of a non-profit organization leading or working in conjunction with an official plan e.g. a Neighborhood Revitalization Plan, a Redevelopment/Economic Development Plan that’s serving Communities in the following New Jersey counties: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic, Middlesex, Monmouth, Somerset, Sussex, Union, Warren, as cited in the Plan.
➢ Preference will be given to members of the Network
➢ The Ideal candidate is a resident or staff person with leadership responsibility who works in an outreach capacity for the lead nonprofit or for one of its partner organizations, as cited in the official plan.

➢ Complete and submit this one-page application along with the official plan to: [email protected] no later than noon on Friday August 30th
➢ Selections will be made the following week by a Selection Committee with representatives from the Center for Creative Placemaking, HCDNNJ and Valley National Bank.

FAQs: (Also see the accompanying course flyer and faculty bios)
➢ The course begins on September 9th and runs through Dec. 10th. There is a 1-week break in classes from 10/11/19 - 10/20/19.
➢ Requirements for the Certificate in Creative Placemaking are satisfactory completion of the 60 hours of class plus a 30-hour practicum/project and submission/defense of report on same. (Note: Identify this practicum/project in #2 on the application).
➢ This scholarship provides full tuition which covers all expense related to the course including materials and parking on campus.
➢ Upon notification of this scholarship award, the participant will need to register immediately through the NJIT/CPE course portal.
➢ Upon successful completion of this course the participant will receive a CERTIFICATE in CREATIVE PLACEMAKING from NJIT.