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Scholarships

October is WTS- Boston Scholarship Month.

Scholarship applications available now! Deadline is November 15th.

Please download the applications below and follow the instructions provided.

The 2020 Boston Chapter Scholarship Program application period is now open through Friday, November 15, 2019. Scholarship winners will be announced in December and receive recognition at the WTS-Boston June Awards & Scholarships Dinner. WTS Foundation national scholarship winners are announced in February and receive recognition at the Awards and Scholarships Dinner at the WTS International Annual Conference on May 21, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona.

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Are international students eligible? Yes.
  • Do applicants need to be WTS members? No, with the exception of the WTS-Boston Member Graduate Scholarship.
  • Can students apply to more than 1 scholarship? Yes
  • For first-year graduate students who do not yet have a GPA, can they provide something else showing they have a 3.0 GPA or higher? Yes, please provide your cumulative undergraduate GPA.

Information on each of the scholarships being offered is described below.

 

Scholarship

Dollar Value

Who Should Apply

Transportation YOU High School Scholarship

WTS-Boston: $2,000

WTS Foundation: $2,500

High school senior girls with GPA of 3.0 or higher. Currently enrolled in a high school studying math, science and technology. Considering a college degree in a transportation-related field. 

The scholarships are competitive and based on the applicant's specific goals, academic record and interest in transporation.  Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Click here for the application for the Transportation YOU High School Scholarship.

Junior College/Trade School Scholarship

WTS-Boston: $2,000

WTS Foundation: $2,500

Women with GPA of 3.0 or higher and currently enrolled in an associate or technical degree program in a transportation-related studies at a junior college, community college, or trade school.

The scholarships are competitive and based on the applicant's specific transportation goals, academic record and transportation-related activities or job skills. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Click here for the application for the Junior College/Trade School Scholarship.

Sharon D. Banks/Jacquelyn R. Smith Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship

WTS-Boston: $4,000

WTS Foundation: $5,000

Women with GPA of 3.0 or higher and currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in a transportation-related field, such as transportation engineering, planning, finance or logistics.  Plans to pursue a career in a transportation -related field.

The scholarships are competitive and based on the applicant's specific transportation goals, academic record and transportation-related activities or job skills. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Click here for the application for the Banks/Smith Scholarship.

Molitoris Leadership Scholarship for Undergraduates

WTS Foundation: $5,000

Women with GPA of 3.0 or higher, currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in a transportation-related field, such as transportation engineering, planning, finance.  Plans to pursue a career in a transportation-related field.  Applicants for the Molitoris Leadership Scholarship are asked to specifically address the issue of leadership on their personal statement.

The scholarships are competitive and based on the applicant's specific transportation goals, academic record, transportation-related activities or job skills, and their leadership statement. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Click here for the application for the Molitoris Leadership Scholarship for Undergraduates.

Helene M. Overly/Ann Hershfang Memorial Scholarship

WTS-Boston: $4,000

WTS Foundation: $10,000

Women with GPA of 3.0 or higher and currently enrolled in a graduate degree program in a transportation- related field, such as transportation engineering, planning, finance or logistics. Plans to pursue a career in a transportation-related field.

The scholarship is competitive and based on the applicant's specific transportation involvement and goals, job skills and academic record. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Click here for the application for the Hershfang/Overly Scholarshipfor Graduates.

WTS-Boston Member Graduate Scholarship

WTS-Boston: $4,000

Women who currently is part-time or full-time employee in a transportation-related field.  Currently enrolled in a graduate degree program in a transportation-related field, such as transportation engineering, planning, finance or logistics.  Current WTS Member who actively participates in WTS.

The scholarship is competitive and based on the applicant's specific transportation involvement and goals, job skills and academic record. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Click here for the application for the WTS-Boston Member Graduate Scholarship.

 

Maggie Walsh Leadership Legacy Scholarship for Graduate Studies 

WTS Foundation: $5,000

Women with GPA of 3.0 or higher and currently enrolled in a graduate degree program in a transportation-related field, such as transportation planning or engineering, security planning, business management, finance or logistics with a focus on public policy.  Plans to pursue a career in a transportation-related field.  Demonstrated interest in addressing transportation studies issue(s).  Submission of a personal statement of 500 words or less highlighting candidate’s interest in transportation-related fields, relevant experiences and interests, and how this awardwill contribute to the candidate’s ability to make a meaningful contribution in the transportation arena.

The scholarship is competitive and based on the applicant's specific transportation goals, academic record and transportation-related activities or job skills. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Click here for the application for the Maggie Walsh Leadership Legacy Scholarshipfor Graduate Studies.

 

All complete applications are due by Friday, November 15th

For questions, please contact Jackie Davis at Jacqueline.Davis@hdrinc.comor Erica Blonde at eblonde@HNTB.com.

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