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Applications are available for the 2018 Scholarship Program below. Must be postmarked/emailed no later than Friday, June 15, 2018.

Graduate Scholarships:
Eligible female applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • GPA of 3.00
  • Enrolled in or accepted to a degree program in a transportation-related field, such as engineering, planning and logistics, in New York and  New Jersey
  • Special criteria as noted on the individual application forms

For more information or if you have a question, please email wtsgnyscholarship@gmail.com. The scholarship recipients chosen by the WTS Greater New York chapter will also be sent for consideration at the national level. (Nominees for the national scholarships must come from a local WTS chapter.) These national awards will be presented during the May 2019 International Annual Conference.

Support the Scholarship Fund

To make a direct monetary contribution to the WTS Foundation, please make checks payable to "WTS Foundation" and write "Greater NY Chapter scholarship account" on the memo line. Send checks to WTS-GNY P.O. Box 989 New York, NY 10116-0989

2017 Scholarships Awarded

The 2017 awards were presented at our Annual Gala on October 4, 2017.

Leonard Braun Memorial Scholarship: Trilce Encarnaci�n

Trilce is currently a Ph.D. student in Transportation Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. After graduation, Trilce plans to establish a research program that proposes solutions to transportation issues. Her research interests include humanitarian logistics and sustainable urban freight.

The US DOT Region 2 University Transportation Research Center has once again awarded this year’s recipient of with an additional $1,000. Please welcome Alison Conway from UTRC to present this award. And thank you to the UTRC.

Susan M. Baer Memorial Graduate Scholarship: Min Kim

Min Kim is pursuing her MBA at New York University Stern School of Business. She is a project manager for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Kim cares deeply about both the natural and built environment, as well as sustainability and transportation equity. To that end, she hopes to continue working at the crossroads of urban planning, innovation, and sustainability following the completion of her MBA program.

Susan Miszkowicz Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship: Samantha LoVerme

Samantha LoVerme is studying Civil Engineering at Manhattan College, where she helped establish the student chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers. She is excited to spread her passion for transportation engineering to her fellow engineering classmates.

Molitoris Leadership Scholarship for Undergraduates: Roma Parikh

Roma Parikh is working towards her B.S. in Civil Engineering, with a concentration in Structural Engineering from Manhattan College. She has worked as intern with the Port Authority Construction Management division, as well as the Geotechnical department at WSP USA.

The Leadership Legacy Scholarship for Graduate Studies: Lucia De La Mora Colunga

Lucia is pursuing a Master’s degree in City and Regional Planning at Pratt Institute. Prior to joining NYCDOT’s Public Space Unit, Lucia worked for the Public Space Authority of Mexico City. Her goal is to design sustainable and equitable transportation systems in growing cities.

TransitCenter Transit Policy Innovator Scholarship: Eduarda Aun De Azevedo Nascimento

Eduarda is an urban designer, pursuing her Masters in Design and Urban Ecologies at The New School. She is currently an intern with NYCDOT, working on developing transportation alternatives. Prior to coming to New York, Eduarda co-founded a civic engagement organization in her hometown of Brasilia, Brazil, where she spearheaded initiatives to promote better mobility and urban transformation.

Susan Kupferman Scholarship for Undergraduates: Gisselle Barrera

Giselle is part of an accelerated program at New York University, where she will receive a B.S. in Civil Engineering and her M.S. in Transportation Engineering. She is currently conducting research on the impacts of transfers from an integrated regional transit network in New York.


Danielle Drake, Trilce Encarnacion, Samantha LoVerme, Eduarda Aun, Mary K Murphy, Lucia De La Mora Colunga, Polina Knaster, Keri Cibelli, Roma Parikh, Tracey Slochover

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