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Scholarships

The WTS Heart of Texas Chapter is pleased to offer the following scholarships for the 2015-2016 school year:

  • WTS Helene M. Overly Memorial Scholarship (Graduate Level) - $3,000

o   Due November 23, 2016

o   Application (PDF|Word)

  • WTS Diane Woodend Jones Leadership Legacy Scholarship (Graduate Level) - $3,000

o   Due November 23, 2016

o   Application (PDF|Word)

  • WTS Sharon D. Banks Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship (Undergraduate Level) - $2,500

o   Due November 23, 2016

o   Application (PDF|Word)

  • WTS Molitoris Leadership Scholarship for Undergraduates (Undergraduate Level) - $2,500

o   Due November 23, 2016

o   Application (PDF|Word)

  • WTS Junior College/Trade School Scholarship - $1,000

o   Due November 23, 2016

o   Application (PDF|Word)

  • WTS Transportation YOU High School Scholarship - $2,500

o   Due November 23, 2016

o   Application (PDF|Word)

  • WTS Heart of Texas Chapter High School STEM Scholarship - Multiple Scholarships ($2,500 ea.)

o   Please check back soon for the 2016-2017 scholarship application. Tentative application deadline is February 2017.

 

Students of all central Texas schools may apply to applicable scholarships.  Please see the below Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) for questions regarding the application process:

o   WTS Heart of Texas Chapter Scholarship Program FAQ’s

 

Questions about the scholarship materials or the application process?

Please contact the Heart of Texas Scholarship Chairs at scholarship@wtshotchapter.org or by phone:

Laura Friello at 512-579-3326
Shadi Hakimi at 512-342-3398

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Congratulations to Our 2015-2016 Scholarship Winners

WTS Heart of Texas Chapter Helene M. Overly Memorial Scholarship

james_headshotRachel James, University of Texas at Austin   
Rachel is currently enrolled as a MS/PhD student in civil engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. She's a May 2014 summa cum laude graduate of West Virginia University. As an undergraduate, she participated in a spectrum of project topics ranging from an evaluation of the first two roundabouts in West Virginia to route choice implications when accounting for early and late arrival time penalties in a stochastic network. James was named a 2013 Goldwater Scholar and a 2014 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. Rachel was very active in campus events and organizations; serving as vice president of the student chapter of WTS, vice president of technical activities for the UT Institute of Transportation Engineers, and as a member of the traffic bowl team. Additionally, she was named the 2015 PB/WTS fellowship recipient to attend the Eno Leadership Development Conference.  Her research interests include big data applications in transportation planning, dynamic traffic assignment, route choice models, and user behavior.



WTS Heart of Texas Chapter Leadership Legacy Scholarship

Moggan MotamedMoggan Motamed, University of Texas at Austin   
Moggan will soon graduate from the University of Texas at Austin with a PhD degree in Transportation Engineering. In 2011, Moggan Motamed, along with four other graduate students in the field of transportation engineering, founded the student chapter of Women in Transportation at UT-Austin (UT-WTS) to support and inspire her women peers. Moggan served the UT Austin Graduate and Industry Networking (GAIN) program as a Co-Director and was in charge of planning the university wide event. One of Moggan’s professional goals is to inspire communities to provide safer transportation options, considering their availabilities. As a PhD student at the University of Texas, she focused on her long-standing passion for road safety. She dedicated her PhD dissertation to researching the accuracy of real-time freeway incident detection using an advanced machine learning method. The main purpose of her work was to reduce delay and the number of secondary accidents, and to improve safety and travel information during unusual traffic conditions.


WTS Heart of Texas Chapter Transportation YOU High School Scholarship

Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith Anderson High School, Austin, Texas    
Sarah Smith is a senior in the International Baccalaureate Program at Anderson High School in Austin, Texas. She plans to study chemical engineering at the University of Texas Cockrell School of Engineering next year, where she has recently been admitted.  Sarah’s interest in transportation and sustainable energy is based on her participation in a research program at the University of Texas where she studied various methods of extracting biofuels from algae.  She is an active volunteer at Girlstart, an organization that encourages girls to pursue STEM careers, and earned her Girl Scout Gold Award by building an interactive water table and education program for Girlstart.  She is also captain of her high school swim team and a member of the school’s All-State freestyle relay team.
 
 
 


WTS Heart of Texas Chapter Gorrondona Scholarship: Promoting Young Women in Transportation

Abby_ClaybossAbby Clayboss, James Bowie High School, Austin, Texas
Abby’s interest in Civil engineering started her sophomore year of high school and increased her junior year by shadowing an engineer and taking college level courses. Abby became vice president of NAHS her senior year, is a member of Key Club, Bowie Buddies and has played Bowie lacrosse for four years as well as playing on a travel team this summer. Abby has maintained her grades while in extracurricular and working. She will be attending college in the fall, but is still waiting on pending application from her desired university.

 

 

 

Ali_DevanyAli Devany, Liberal Arts and Science Academy High School, Austin
Rigorous classes during high school provided Ali with the opportunity to have in-depth experiences in STEM- related courses. After falling in love with the field of forensic science, she knew she wanted to attend one of the best forensic programs in Texas, at Texas A&M University, which is where she will attend college in the Fall. Ali is member of the LASA National Honor Society, and a four year varsity swimmer on her swim team. She enjoys helping children understand the importance of science, and taught multiple STEM summer camps over the summer. As an AP Scholar with Distinction, Ali has excelled in math and physics courses on the college level, and hopes this will assist her in working in a field of crime analysis such as traffic collision reconstruction.

 

 

Alicia_LenciAlicia Lenci, Westwood High School, Austin, Texas
Alicia plans to attend the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor to study chemical engineering. Throughout high school, she developed a passion for engineering by taking several challenging math and science courses and a love for chemistry when she became an intern under the College of Pharmacy at the University of Texas at Austin. Alicia is currently the President at her high school's National Honor as well as a varsity athlete on her school's swim team. Outside of school, Alicia enjoys spending time with her friends while singing karaoke, volunteering at animal shelters, and hiking with her dog.
 
 
 

 

Lucy_SaucedoLucy Saucedo, Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders, Austin 
Lucy participates, in church groups, volunteer work, Breakthrough Austin, and academic school activities. Lucy first became passionate about Digital Electronics after being introduced by her previous classes that were offered at her high school. Lucy wants to pursue a career in Digital Electronics, and hopes to work at Intel where she interned her junior year of high school. She would like to start a non-profit organization for young women who are interested in engineering. She was inspired and motivated through volunteering at Breakthrough Austin, a non-profit organization that supports and helps students attend and graduate from college. Lucy is passionate about her work and supporting others and is ready to continue to work towards her dreams and goals towards the future.

 

 

 

Congratulations to our past winners!


2014-2015

  • Carine Choubassi -- Leadership Legacy Scholarship for Graduates
  • Jody Trendler-- Helene M. Overly Memorial Scholarship
  • Sandra Nadira-- Sharon D. Banks Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Leticia Lee - - Moltoris Leadership Scholarship for Undergraduates
  • Amanda Bsaibes -- WTS Heart of Texas Chapter Gorrondona Scholarship: Promoting Young Women in Transportation
  • Zoey Foley -- WTS Heart of Texas Chapter Gorrondona Scholarship: Promoting Young Women in Transportation
  • Monica Martinez -- WTS Heart of Texas Chapter Gorrondona Scholarship: Promoting Young Women in Transportation
  • Diana Ruiz Trujeque -- WTS Heart of Texas Chapter Gorrondona Scholarship: Promoting Young Women in Transportation

2013

  • Adrian Lipscombe--Leadership Legacy Scholarship for Graduates
  • Meredith Cebelak--Helene M. Overly Memorial Scholarship
  • Lia Martinez de Armendariz--Sharon D. Banks Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Kathryn Bickley--Transportation YOU High School Scholarship

2012

  • Marisol Castro--Leadership Legacy Scholarship for Graduates
  • Donna Chen--Helene M. Overly Memorial Scholarship
  • Alexis Clark--Molitoris Leadership Scholarship for Undergraduates
  • Jaclyn Smith--Sharon D. Banks Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Priyanka Kansal--Community College/Technical/Trade School Scholarship
  • Stephanie Martinez-Arndt--Transportation YOU High School Scholarship

2011

  • Katherine Kortum--Leadership Legacy Scholarship for Graduates
  • Yiyi Wang--Helene M. Overly Memorial Scholarship
  • Kaisha Plambeck--Sharon D. Banks Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship

2010

  • Pierrette Crisp--Leadership Legacy Scholarship for Graduates
  • Katherine Larsen--Helene M. Overly Memorial Scholarship
  • Melissa Duell--Ann Irwin Leadership Scholarship for Undergraduates
  • Stephanie Duell--Sharon D. Banks Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship

2009

  • Ana Davila--Ann Irwin Leadership Scholarship for Undergraduates
  • Sehin Faris--Sharon D. Banks Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Lauren Gardner--Helene M. Overly Memorial Scholarship
  • Katherine Kortum--Elaine Dezenski – President’s Legacy Scholarship

2008

  • Alison Mills--Ann Irwin Leadership Scholarship for Undergraduates
  • Sabina Mora--Elaine Dezenski – President’s Legacy Scholarship
  • Ipek Sener--Helene M. Overly Memorial Scholarship
  • Charlotte Whitehead--Sharon D. Banks Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship

2007

  • Bin (Brenda) Zhou--Helene M. Overly Memorial Scholarship
  • Jennifer Duthie--Ann Koby – President’s Legacy Scholarship
  • Charlotte Whitehead--Ann Irwin Leadership Scholarship for Undergraduates
  • Silvia Ruiz--Sharon D. Banks Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship

2005

  • Rachael Stensrud--Molitoris Leadership Scholarship for Undergraduates
  • Lindsay Liggett--Sharon D. Banks Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Xiaokun Wang--Helene M. Overly Memorial Scholarship
 

 

 

 
 

 

 

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