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Sponsor a Scholarship


WTS-LA is a leader in supporting and mentoring the next generation of transportation professionals in Southern California. For over 29 years, we have awarded scholarships to deserving women entering the transportation field. In just the past 10 years, our chapter has awarded 124 scholarships totaling $430,500! With your help, we'd like to do more!

Our annual scholarship program provides significant financial support to students seeking assistance to cover rising education costs. Help WTS-LA raise and award over $100,000 this year in scholarships for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students!


How Can I Participate?
Private firms, public sector agencies, and individuals can contribute in two ways:
  • Donate to Name a Scholarship: Give a scholarship in your name (corporate, agency, or individual) and help choose the winning candidate – or establish an award for multiple years).
  • Donate to an Existing Scholarship: All donors of any amount will be recognized as contributors to the existing scholarships listed below.
To sponsor a scholarship, please fill out the WTS-LA scholarship sponsorship form, accessible by clicking "Donate Now" above. 
Scholarship Categories
HIGH SCHOOL - $2,500 scholarship awarded to high school seniors. 
  • A minimum $2,500 annual commitment is required to name a separate scholarship in this category.
COMMUNITY COLLEGE/TRADE SCHOOL – $3,000 scholarship is awarded to students in community college or trade school.
  • A minimum $3,000 annual commitment is required to name a separate scholarship in this category.
UNDERGRADUATE – First-place scholarship is $10,000; second place is $7,500.
  • A minimum $5,000 annual commitment is required to name a separate scholarship in this category.
GRADUATE – First place scholarship is $10,000; second place is $7,500. 
  • A minimum $5,000 annual commitment is required to name a separate scholarship in this category.

Scholarship contribution checks can be made out to WTS-LA or to make a tax-deductible donation, write your check to California Community Foundation. Please fill out our scholarship donation form and mail the form and check to the WTS LA contact listed on the form.

To make an online tax-deductible donation through the California Community Foundation, please click HERE. Please note in the comments which scholarship you’d like to support and how you’d like it to be named if you’re sponsoring a full scholarship.


What are the Benefits of Sponsoring Scholarships?

All scholarship donors will be invited to attend special scholarship fundraising events. This includes events such as our chapter's Ports Tour. Scholarship winners will be selected by August 2019 so they can participate and be involved in our chapter programs with their donors throughout the year.
Recognition for our scholarship donors is provided through multiple channels:
  • Acknowledgement at monthly programs
  • Newsletters
  • Social media posts
  • Chapter events
  • Other collateral materials, such as the annual report
  • Emails to the entire WTS-LA distribution list and the extensive university faculty and student list

Donors supporting exclusively named corporate, agency, or individual scholarships are invited to participate in selection of their scholarship winner and assist with the presentation at the annual awards banquet.

Donors will have opportunities to remain engaged with their scholarship winner following her selection over the summer throughout the remainder of the year. Your scholarship recipient and her guest will be seated with you at the annual banquet, or with your entire table, should the firm purchase a table.

See attached scholarship donation form

For more information about sponsoring a scholarship, contact Tamar Fuhrer, Scholarship Committee at tfuhrer@kitepharma.com.


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