The AIPE/American Academy Foundation awards the John C. Potts Leadership Development Scholarship to the NRPA Directors School. These scholarships honor former AAPRA Executive Director John Potts and are made possible through the generous donations of Academy members and friends.

More about the "Pottsie" Scholarship

This scholarship covers the tuition and lodging as well as up to $500 in travel expenses for first-year students at the NRPA Directors School conducted at the Hyatt Lodge in Oak Brook, Illinois. The Directors School is a two-year program designed to prepare new and potential directors for the challenges of leading and managing effectively. Information on the school may be found on the NRPA website. Two scholarships are awarded annually.

Started in 2010 to honor the Academy’s former Executive Director, John C. Potts, the "Pottsie" as it is affectionately called, is intended to support young professionals who have demonstrated leadership and management potential within their organizations.

The call for applications will be announced in the spring of each year.