WTS-HOT Chapter available Scholarships!
Please click on the titles for the scholarship applications (PDF files).
Transportation YOU (open to High School Senior girls) - $500
Community/Tech/Trade School Scholarship Application (for study at Community or Trade colleges) - $500
Helene M. Overly Memorial Scholarship Application (graduate) - $3,000
WTS Leadership Legacy Scholarship Application (graduate)- $3,000
Sharon D. Banks Memorial Scholarship Application (undergraduate) - $1,500
Molitoris Leadership Scholarship Application (undergraduate) - $1,500
Scholarship applications must be submitted either electronically or in hard copy form to Kelsey Ahern at the address below and must be received no later than November 4, 2013.
Eligible Colleges/Universities for Heart of Texas Chapter Scholarships
Abilene Christian University, Angelo State University, Arkansas State University, Baylor University, John Brown University, New Mexico State University, New Mexico Tech, Texas A&M University – Central Texas, Texas State University – San Marcos, University of Arkansas, University of Central Arkansas, University of New Mexico, University of Texas at Austin, other schools in Central Texas, other schools in Arkansas, other schools in New Mexico
Eligible Community College/Technical/Trade Schools for Heart of Texas Chapter Scholarships
Austin Community College, McLennan Community College, Cisco College, Temple College, and Central Texas College
Eligible High Schools for Heart of Texas Chapter Scholarships
Austin ISD High Schools and Round Rock ISD High Schools
For more information, please contact:
Kelsey Ahern, P.E.
Cambridge Systematics, Inc.
10415 Morado Circle, Bldg II, Suite 340
Austin, TX 78759
Congratulations to Our 2012 Scholarship Winners
Transportation YOU High School Scholarship
Stephanie Martinez-Arndt, McCallum High School. Stephanie is a senior at McCallum High School. She is in the top 5% of her graduating class, is a National Hispanic Scholar, and is a member of the National Honor Society. As a representative of her high school and the Peer Assistance Leadership Service (PALs) program, Stephanie mentors elementary youth-at-risk in addition to participating on the varsity tennis team and the drill team. Outside of school, she enjoys playing kickball and baking. Stephanie plans to pursue a degree in biomedical engineering and is currently reviewing her options from both in-state and out-of-state colleges.
Community College/Technical Trade School Scholarship
Priyanka Kansal, Austin Community College. Priyanka, born and raised in India, started her studies in the IT field in Michigan. After moving to Texas with her family, she began her construction career at a subcontracting company in Dallas. It was then that she realized just how much she loved being a part of the construction process and decided to transfer to Austin Community College to study construction. She is now working for Catamount Constructors in San Antonio and plans to finish her degree in construction technology by the end of 2013.
Sharon D. Banks Scholarship
Jaclyn Smith, New Mexico State University. Jaclyn has been fascinated with bridges ever since her youth. Being raised in Michigan, she was surrounded by many of these structures, including the infamous Mackinaw Island suspension bridge. She started school in 2009 at New Mexico State University and decided to major in Civil Engineering Technology. While in school, Jaclyn has worked for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) as a summer co-op and has had the opportunity to observe and help with many bridge inspections. She has also taken part in both the design process and the construction of these structures. Jaclyn graduates in May 2014 and looks forward to continuing her career path in civil engineering and transportation by working with the DOT as a lead bridge inspector and designer.
Molitoris Leadership Scholarship
Alexis A. Clark, The University of Texas at Austin. Alexis, born and raised in Austin, will earn her bachelor’s degrees in both civil engineering and German in May 2014. After studying abroad in Vienna, Austria, she has decided to pursue a career that combines her new-found appreciation for efficient transportation systems with her long-standing passion for concrete. Alexis both participates in and leads extra-curricular organizations, contributing to both the UT-Austin chapter of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and German heritage and competitions in Texas. She currently balances a full-time course load, a part-time environmental engineering internship at ERM, and is the ASCE Concrete Canoe Co-Captain.
Helen M. Overly Scholarship
T. Donna Chen, The University of Texas at Austin. Donna received her bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Texas A&M University in 2005 and her master’s degree in civil engineering from UT Arlington in 2009. She is currently completing her tour of public Texas universities and is pursuing her Ph.D. in Transportation Engineering at UT Austin. Advised by Dr. Kara Kockelman, her research interests include transportation economics, life cycle analysis of different land uses for sustainable planning, and plug-in electric hybrid vehicle (PHEV) infrastructure planning. Donna is a licensed Professional Engineer with four years of transportation design and planning experience with HNTB Corporation and postsecondary teaching experience with the Dallas Community College District.
WTS Leadership Legacy Scholarship
Marisol Castro, The University of Texas at Austin. Marisol is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center of Transportation Research at University of Texas at Austin and a Visitor Scholar at the University of British Columbia. She earned a B.A. in Civil Engineering from the Universidad de Chile, where she also obtained a master’s degree in transportation engineering. During her undergraduate career, Marisol served as a statistics and engineering teaching fellow, which confirmed her desire to pursue an academic career. She graduated in 2012 with her Ph.D., specializing in travel demand modeling, discrete choices, spatial analysis, consumer theory, safety and environmental impacts of transportation. At the University of Texas at Austin, Marisol became the president of WTS HOT Student Chapter, which was both a very challenging and rewarding experience for her.