General Scholarship

CNU is pleased to offer a limited number of scholarships to attend CNU 21: Living Community.

CNU 21 will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah at the Grand America Hotel, May 29-June 1, 2013.

CNU offers scholarships to enable individuals and organizations without conference budgets a more affordable way to attend the conference. General Scholarship Guidelines are as follows:

  • Scholarships will be awarded based on need and interest. Priority will be given to individuals and organizations working to involve citizens in urban design, policy, and planning; those working on community, economics, environment, and design issues; and to students intending to work on these issues.
  • CNU encourages individuals from across the country and from the Salt Lake region to attend. Scholarships are used to assist with the conference registration fee only.
  • Please fill out this online scholarship form to apply. Please print it out if you wish to save a copy of your application. Once submitted, the form will no longer be accessible
    Application Deadline: Wednesday March 13, 2013.
  • Notification of scholarship -- Scholarship recipients will be informed of awards by the week of March 25, 2013. At that time, everyone who applied for financial aid will be informed of their award and any remaining costs to attend CNU.

Rich McLaughlin Scholarship Fund for Appointed and Elected Officials

Longtime CNU member Rich McLaughlin passed away from pancreatic cancer on December 31, 2006. A committed pioneer to the cause of compact, walkable communities, Rich was a tireless advocate of designing urban places according to New Urbanist principles. Rich had a deep knowledge and commitment to New Urbanism, from his early days at DPZ to his pioneering work on a neighborhood modeling system and creating a Neighborhood Design Center in Madison, Wisconsin. He touched thousands of lives in his work with developers, planners, architects, landscape architects, citizens, appointed and elected officials, students and visionaries. His passion for walkable, compact communities that embrace diversity, density, and beauty will live on in the many projects he had a hand in around the country.

In honor of Rich McLaughlin and his contribution to New Urbanism, CNU created a Rich McLaughlin Scholarship Fund that will pay for one or two appointed or elected officials to attend CNU’s annual conference. By educating appointed and elected officials on the benefits of New Urbanism, they will have the tools they need to be leaders in the revitalization of their communities.

To apply to the Rich McLaughlin Scholarship fund, please fill out the CNU 21 Rich McLaughlin Scholarship Application . Please print it out if you wish to save a copy of your application. The completed form is not accessible once submitted.

Application Deadline: postmarked Friday March 22, 2013.
Notification of scholarship -- The scholarship recipient(s) will be informed of awards by the week of March 25th, 2013.

To contribute to the Rich McLaughlin Scholarship Fund, please Donate Online or send donations to:

Congress for the New Urbanism
140 S. Dearborn St., Ste. 404
Chicago, IL 60603
Make checks payable to Congress for the New Urbanism, and please note "Rich McLaughlin Scholarship Fund" on the check memo line. All donations are tax-deductible.