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Johnson Pope Partner Mark Bentley Awards USF Scholarship

By jpfirm | Categories: Articles, Land UsePrint PDF November 2023

Left to right – Steven Fernandez, Planning commissioner, Beneetta Mary Jose, award recipient, Mark Bentley, attorney

TAMPA –  The annual award is named after (and established by) Mark Bentley—one of the state’s top land use lawyers and a long-time supporter of local professional planning development activities in partnership with the University of South Florida and Sun Coast Section of APA Florida—this scholarship provides support to emerging planners in the Masters in Urban and Regional Planning  program.

The scholarship is awarded annually to one deserving planning student of merit who submits a personal statement describing why they chose planning as a career path, how their planning education will be applied to their career goals, and their accomplishments in planning-related activities and/or within the MURP program. This year’s scholarship winner is Beneetta Mary Jose.


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