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Scholarships

The WTS Heart of Texas Chapter is pleased to offer the following scholarships for the 2017-2018 school year DUE December 1, 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:
The WTS Heart of Texas Chapter will also offer the following scholarship for the 2017-2018 school year TENTATIVLEY DUE February 2018:
  • WTS Heart of Texas Chapter Friends of WTS High School STEM Scholarship - Multiple Scholarships worth $2,500 ea.

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 2016-2017 Scholarship Winners

WTS Heart of Texas Chapter Helene M. Overly Memorial Scholarship

Disha_Sahu_HeadshotDisha Sahu, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 
Describing herself as a planner, an architect and a keen city traveler with a sketchpad, Disha is currently pursuing her graduate studies in Community and Regional Planning at University of Texas at Austin with a focus on integration of Transportation and Land use.
 
She believes that transit planning can positively affect the social landscape, lend identity to places and make cities places for equitable and celebration of human life.
 
Her research interests are in walkability, bicycle infrastructure planning and nexus between transit oriented development and land value capture mechanisms.
 
In her free time, she likes to travel to cities using walking, biking and transit as the principle mode of transportation and draw a string of memories with her ink pen on her architectural sketchbook.
 

WTS Heart of Texas Chapter Leadership Legacy Scholarship

Meg_Mulhall_HeadshotMeg Mulhall, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas  
Meg Mulhall is a master’s candidate in the community and regional planning program at the University of Texas at Austin and currently serves at the president of the WTS student chapter.

Meg has focused her graduate studies on transportation planning and economic development, but even as an undergraduate student, she was part of the inaugural class of ATLAS Center interns at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, assisting on walkability research.
 
After graduating from the University of Michigan she joined the research team at the Workforce Intelligence Network for Southeast Michigan.
 
Meg currently leads quarterly workforce reports for a national contract and has completed two research projects in partnership with the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
 
Her next step is to begin her planning career in transportation or downtown development.
 

WTS Heart of Texas Chapter Sharon D. Banks Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship

Anna_Wittenmyer_Headshot
Anna Wittenmyer, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 
Anna is an undergraduate studying Civil Engineering and Plan II Honors at the University of Texas at Austin. Her academic interests include sustainable urban development, mass transit, and human-centered design. 
 
After graduation in May 2018, Anna plans on connecting communities through civil engineering.
 
She is involved on campus with K-12 STEM outreach, solar energy research, tutoring and mentorship programs, and service and Greek organizations.
 
 

WTS Heart of Texas Chapter Moltoris Leadership Scholarship for Undergraduates 

Lauryn_Altena_HeadshotLauryn Altena, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
Lauryn is a senior studying civil engineering at The University of Texas at Austin and worked in the Center for Transportation Research where she studied the efficiency of transporting windmills across Texas.
 
In addition to transportation research, Lauryn traveled to India this past summer to provide critical infrastructure to a small rural village.
 
Lauryn is also highly involved on campus as she is the current vice president of the Civil Engineering Honor Society Chi Epsilon, was a member of the UT club volleyball team, and helped organize and run a camp for incoming freshman to get acquainted to the university.
 
 

WTS Heart of Texas Chapter Transportation YOU High School Scholarship 

ErinTeal_HeadshotErin Teal, Liberal Arts and Science Academy, Austin, Texas
Erin has dreamed of flying for as long as she can remember and will be able to pursue her passion in college this fall, when she will major in Aeronautical Science at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Arizona.

In addition to her flight classes, she is looking forward to learning about meteorology and physics as well as meeting others with the same passion for flight.
 
 
 
 

Congratulations to our past winners!

2015-2016
  • Moggan Motamed -- Leadership Legacy Scholarship for Graduates
  • Rachel James -- Helene M. Overly Memorial Scholarship
  • Sarah Smith -- Transportation YOU High School Scholarship
  • Abby Clayboss -- WTS Heart of Texas Chapter Gorrondona Scholarship: Promoting Young Women in Transportation
  • Ali Devany -- WTS Heart of Texas Chapter Gorrondona Scholarship: Promoting Young Women in Transportation
  • Alicia Lenci -- WTS Heart of Texas Chapter Gorrondona Scholarship: Promoting Young Women in Transportation
  • Lucy Saucedo -- WTS Heart of Texas Chapter Gorrondona Scholarship: Promoting Young Women in Transportation
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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