Advancing Women in Transportation

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)

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

·         Helene M. Overly Memorial Scholarship for Graduates ($4,000)

·         Leadership Legacy Scholarship for Graduates ($2,500)

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

·         Junior College Scholarship ($1,000)


The submission period for the 2017-2018 scholarship season is now closed. 
Winners of the scholarships have been selected for 2017-2018.  Please see the recipient page for more information.  They will be honored at the annual WTS Greater Chicago Chapter Scholarship event on March 7, 2018 at the Metropolitan Club.

Register for the reception and fundraiser here.




Applications for the Transportation YOU High School and Junior College Scholarships to be released soon! Check back in early March 2018.


Check out the photo gallery from the 2016-2017 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 WTSChicago.Scholarship(at)

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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