Michael Krasner Memorial Scholarship Fund
Mike Krasner lived in Cheektowaga and died unexpectedly Wednesday, February 4, 2004, in his home. He was 51; beloved son of the late Alfred V. and Laura A. (Pleban) Krasner; survived by several cousins. Mike was the President of the New York Upstate Chapter of the American Planning Association, a world traveler and the biggest Buffalo Sabres fan ever. He was loved and repected by many and is truly missed.
The Michael J. Krasner Memorial Scholarship is a competitive award for a graduate student in the Urban and Regional Planning Program at the University at Buffalo. The scholarship honors Mike Krasner’s dedication to the profession and education of planning in Western New York as well as his commitment to APA. The $1,500 scholarship is awarded to the student that best exhibits: his/her commitment to planning issues in Western and Upstate New York; their intent to practice within the Upstate Chapter; and who best reflects the ideals of Mike Krasner.
Second year students in the UB Graduate Program in Urban and Regional Planning receive the call for nominations in February each year. Questions regarding the program should be directed to Richard Guarino, Chairman of the Krasner Selection Committee.