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Scholarship

Dear Collegiate Professionals and Students,

The Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) Northeast Florida Chapter is pleased to offer the Chapter’s 10th Annual Scholarship Awards for the 2019-2020 school year.  We ask for the help of both collegiate professionals and students in publicizing this scholarship competition.  Please make this information available to all students who are interested in pursuing a career in a transportation related field and are currently enrolled in high school programs, vocational programs, undergraduate degree programs, or graduate degree programs.

Founded in 1977, WTS was created through the efforts of 40 women who recognized that a mechanism was needed to enhance the professional and personal advancement of women and to develop industry and government recognition of the increasing involvement of women in the field of transportation. WTS is now an international organization of more than 6,500 transportation professionals - both women and men in the United States, Canada and Great Britain.

Part of the WTS goal of fostering the development of women in the transportation field can be realized by encouraging bright new professionals to undertake careers in transportation.  The WTS Scholarships are awarded to women pursuing undergraduate or graduate studies in transportation or a related field that demonstrate leadership skills, ability, and interest.

This year the WTS Northeast Florida Chapter is pleased to offer a total of six local scholarships as well as six scholarship nominations to WTS International for qualifying female students.  The local scholarships include:

• The Transportation YOU High School Scholarship (click to download application) 
 
Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to Northeast Florida students and one of these students will be submitted to WTS International to potentially win another $1,000 Transportation YOU scholarship from WTS International Foundation.
 
• WTS Junior College/Trade School Scholarship  (click to download application)

One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a Northeast Florida student and the same application will be submitted to WTS International to potentially win another $1,000 Junior College/Trade School scholarship from WTS International Foundation.

• Sharon D. Banks Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship (click to download application)

One $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a Northeast Florida student and the same application will be submitted to WTS International to potentially win a $5,000 Sharon D. Banks Memorial Undergraduate scholarship from WTS International Foundation.

• Molitoris Leadership Scholarship for Undergraduates  (click to download application)

One $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a Northeast Florida student and the same application will be submitted to WTS International to potentially win a $5,000 Molitoris scholarship from WTS International Foundation. 

• Helene M. Overly Memorial Graduate Scholarship  (click to download application)

One $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a Northeast Florida student and the same application will be submitted to WTS International to potentially win a $10,000 Helene M. Overly Memorial scholarship from WTS International Foundation. 

Additionally, the Chapter will nominate an applicant for the WTS International $5,000 Maggie Walsh Leadership Legacy Graduate Scholarship (click to download application).

The general criteria for each of the scholarships listed above include:

  • Open to women
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher 
  • Enrolled in a Northeast Florida (Students must either have a permanent address or attend school within Northeast Florida, which is considered Baker County, Clay County, Columbia County, Duval County, Nassau County, and St. Johns County) degree program in a transportation-related field
  • Plan to pursue a career in transportation


 

All scholarship winners will also receive a complimentary WTS student membership and all associated benefits including discount pricing to our monthly inspiring programs and behind the scenes tours.


Scholarship applications will be due December 9th, 2018. Applicants may apply to more than one scholarship, if they qualify.  The specific award criteria are included in each application.  
 
 
Niki Fernandez - Scholarship Chair
neflorida@wtsinternational.org

nfernandez@esinc.cc

7220 Financial Way, Suite 100 | Jacksonville, Florida 32256

904-470-2200

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