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Scholarships

 

 

Congratulations to our 2015 Scholarship WinnersHelene M. Overly Memorial Graduate Scholarship
 Qing Li - Texas Southern University
Sharon D. Banks Undergraduate Scholarship
 Julia Ross – University of Louisiana at Lafayette
 

 

WTS is committed to advancing the careers of women in transportation through education and professional development.

Below are the scholarship offerings this year:

  1. Undergraduate - Molitoris_Scholarship
  2. Undergraduate - Sharon D. Banks_Scholarship
  3. Graduate - Helene M._Overly_Memorial_Scholarship
  4. Graduate -Leadership_Legacy_Scholarship
  5. Junior_College_Trade_School_Scholarship
  6. HIgh School Seniors - Transportation YOU Scholarship

Scholarships are competitive and based on the applicant's specific transportation goals, academic record, and transportation-related activities or job skills. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Applications must be submitted through the local Houston chapter as typed word documents.

Application Deadline Extended! Application must be postmarked by Saturday, November 12, 2016!

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Scholarship Overview:

To encourage women pursuing careers in transportation, the Houston Chapter of WTS will award four local scholarships. One $5,000 to a graduate student, one $3,000 to an undergraduate student, one $2,500 to a community college/technical/trade school student, and one $2,500 to a high school student.  These scholarships have been made possible through generous contributions from our corporate members and our silent auction held at the Annual Scholarship & Awards Event and our Annual Golf Tournament.

Every year, the scholarships are competitive and based on the applicant’s specific transportation involvement and goals, job skills, and academic record.  Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.  Past applicants have backgrounds in civil, mechanical, electrical, and environmental engineering, as well as urban planning, public policy, public safety, and emergency response.  Any students that may be eligible for the scholarships should apply!

All chapters forward their local scholarship winners to WTS International, which awards greater scholarship amounts in addition to the local award.  WTS International has six scholarships:  the Helene M. Overly Graduate Scholarship for $10,000; the President’s Legacy Scholarship for Graduates for $5,000; the Sharon D. Banks Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship for $5,000; the Molitoris Leadership Scholarship for Undergraduates for $5,000; the Community College/Technical/Trade School Scholarship for $1,000; and the Transportation YOU High School Scholarship for $1,000.  The local and international scholarships are based on the same criteria in order to maximize the chances that the applicant can also win the international scholarship award.  Thus, applicants should complete the applications to be eligible for both local and international awards.  Eligible students should submit an application to the local chapter, and one nominee will be forwarded to WTS International.  The four local WTS scholarships are:

 

Houston Chapter - Helene M. Overly Memorial Scholarship

Encourages women to pursue career paths in transportation. This $5,000 scholarship is awarded to women pursuing graduate studies in transportation or a related field. 

Houston Chapter - Sharon D. Banks Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship

Fosters the development of women in the transportation field by encouraging bright new professionals to undertake careers in transportation. This award is for $3,000

Houston Chapter - Community College/Technical/Trade School Scholarship

Fosters the development of women in the transportation field by encouraging bright new professionals to undertake careers in transportation. This award is for $2,500

Houston Chapter - Transportation YOU High School Scholarship

Fosters the development of women and girls in the transportation field by encouraging bright new professionals and students to undertake careers in transportation. This award is for $2,500.

      Graduate students may also apply for the

         Diane Woodend Jones Leadership Legacy Scholarship

      Undergraduate students may also apply for the

         Molitoris Leadership Scholarship


2015 Houston Chapter Scholarship Winners

Helene M. Overly Memorial Graduate Scholarship
 Qing Li - Texas Southern University

Sharon D. Banks Undergraduate Scholarship
 Julia Ross – University of Louisiana at Lafayette


2014 Houston Chapter Scholarship Winners

Helene M. Overly Memorial Graduate Scholarship
 Lorena Garcia Cucalon - Texas A&M University

Sharon D. Banks Undergraduate Scholarship
 Kaitlynn Simmons - Texas A&M University

Helene M. Overly Memorial Graduate Scholarship
Lorena Garcia CucalonTexas A&M UniversitySharon D. Banks Undergraduate Scholarship
Kaitlynn SimmonsTexas A&M University 


2013 Houston Chapter Scholarship Winners

Helene M. Overly Memorial Graduate Scholarship
Grace Arthur - Texas Southern University

Sharon D. Banks Undergraduate Scholarship
Rebecca Jensen - University of New Orleans


2012 Houston Chapter Scholarship Winners

 Helene M. Overly Memorial Graduate Scholarship
Lisa Larsen
Texas A&M University

Sharon D. Banks Undergraduate Scholarship
Anamaria Torres
Louisiana Tech University


2011 Houston Chapter Scholarship Winners

 Helene M. Overly Memorial Graduate Scholarship
Sara Land
Texas Southern University

Sharon D. Banks Undergraduate Scholarship
Lorri Taylor
Texas A&M University - Galveston


2010 Houston Chapter Scholarship Winners

 Helene M. Overly Memorial Graduate Scholarship
Meredith Epley
Rice University

Sharon D. Banks Undergraduate Scholarship
Morgan Dyer
Louisiana Tech University


2009 Houston Chapter Scholarship Winners

Houston Helene M. Overly Memorial Scholarship
Qinyi Shi – Texas Southern University

Houston Graduate Scholarship
Anzhelika Antipova – Louisiana State University


2008 Houston Chapter Scholarship Winners

Houston Helene M. Overly Memorial Scholarship
Hana Naghawi – Louisiana State University
Houston Ann Koby Legacy Scholarship
Lei Guo – Texas Southern University

Houston Sharon D. Banks Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship
Yelena Rivera - University of New Orleans


2007 Houston Chapter Scholarship Winners

Houston Graduate Scholarships
Vertie Jordan – University of Louisiana - Lafayette
Yasmina Soria – Texas Southern University

 


Eligible Colleges/Universities for Houston Chapter Scholarships

Del Mar College, Grambling State University, Houston Community College, Lamar University, Lee College, Louisiana College, Louisiana State University, Louisiana State University – Shreveport, Louisiana Tech University, McNeese State University, Northwestern State University, Prairie View A&M University, Rice University, San Jacinto College, South Plains College, South Texas College, Southern University and A&M College, Stephen F. Austin State University, Texas A&M University, Texas A&M International University - Laredo, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, Texas A&M University - Galveston, Texas A&M University – Kingsville, Texas Southern University, The Victoria College, Tulane University, University of Houston, University of Louisiana – Lafayette, University of New Orleans, University of St. Thomas, University of Texas – Pan American, Wharton County Junior College, Xavier University

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