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Troy B. Tignor Memorial Scholarship - Members


Established in 2005 and renamed in 2019 in honor of Troy B. Tignor, this scholarship provides (2) $500 scholarships to be utilized by a VAZO member to obtain an advanced degree relating to some aspect of zoning or land-use. The goal of the program is to support research and continuing education for code enforcement officials.

 

Eligibility

The applicant must be a member in good standing since January 1 of the current year. The applicant must be pursuing a degree in planning or a closely related field and be enrolled in an accredited college or university. A minimum overall grade point average of 2.5 is required of current students. Funds will be paid to the selected institution or appropriate department as the scholarship committee sees fit to be used for tuition or required materials.

Scholarship Form

Troy B. Tignor Memorial Scholarship - Students


Established in 2005 and renamed in 2019 in honor of Troy B. Tignor, this scholarship provides (2) $500 scholarships to be utilized by a student related to or recommended by a VAZO member to obtain a degree relating to some aspect of zoning or land-use. The goal of the program is to support research and continuing education for code enforcement officials.

 

Eligibility

The applicant must be related to or recommended by a VAZO member in good standing  since January 1 of the current year. The referring member must provide a letter of recommendation. The applicant must be pursuing a degree in planning or a closely related field and be enrolled in an accredited college or university. A minimum overall grade point average of 2.5 is required of current students. Funds will be paid to the selected institution or appropriate department as the scholarship committee sees fit to be used for tuition or required materials.

Scholarship Form

Zoning and Land-Use Planning Grant Program


Established in 2005, this grant provides $500 to be used by the recipient to complete an independent study project relating to some aspect of zoning or land-use. Included with the grant is a one-year membership to VAZO and a paid trip to one educational conference sponsored by VAZO. The goal of the program is to support research and continuing education focused on Zoning and Code Administration.

 

Eligibility

The applicant either must be a resident of or employed in the state of Virginia since January 1 of the current year. The applicant must be a current student in good academic standing pursuing a degree in planning or an associated field and be enrolled in an accredited college or university. Additionally, the applicant must submit a plan to complete an independent study project relating to zoning and land-use, the results of which are to be presented to the Awards and Scholarship Committee at the Fall Conference following the year that the grant was awarded. The applicant must indicate in the plan for independent study which semester they plan to complete the project. Extensions may be granted at the will of the Awards and Scholarship Committee for multi-year projects. Funds will be paid to the institution or appropriate department as the scholarship committee sees fit to be used for materials or as compensation to the student.

Grant Application