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Each year the WTS Greater Chicago Chapter honors exceptional young women as they pursue careers in the transportation industry. Our chapter offers six local scholarships for women seeking both undergraduate and graduate degrees. These scholarships include:

·         Sharon D. Banks Memorial Scholarship for Undergraduates ($3,000) (.docx)

·         Molitoris Leadership Scholarship for Undergraduates ($2,000) (.docx)

·         Helene M. Overly Memorial Scholarship for Graduates ($5,000) (.docx)

·         Leadership Legacy Scholarship for Graduates ($3,000) (.docx)

·         Transportation YOU High School Scholarship ($1,000) (.docx)

·         Junior College Scholarship ($1,000) (.docx)



The 2019-2020 scholarship season is now OPEN!  Scholarship applications are due to the WTS Scholarship Committee by Friday, November 1st, 2019. Submittal instructions are included in the application documents.


Winners of the scholarships will be announced early 2020 and will be honored at the annual WTS Greater Chicago Chapter Scholarship event in Spring 2020.  



Winners of the annual scholarships have been selected for 2018-2019. Please see the recipient page for more information. 

Check out the photo gallery from the 2019 Scholarship Reception at the Metropolitan Club. 


For more information on scholarship applications or to donate to our educational fund, please contact the Scholarship Chairs at scholarship@wtsgreaterchicago.org.

These scholarships would not be possible without the generosity of our scholarship fund donors. Thanks to our corporate partners, the scholarship raffle participants, and the silent auction participants for their continued support of our scholarship fund!

WTSF is an independent, unincorporated association and is classified as a 501(c)(3) under federal tax statues. Your contributions are tax deductible.

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