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Scholarships

WTS (Women’s Transportation Seminar) is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships to qualified female students interested in pursuing careers in transportation.

 

Founded in 1977, WTS is an international organization dedicated to building the future of transportation through the global advancement of women. Boasting more than 6,000 members--both women and men--WTS is helping women find opportunity and recognition in the transportation industry.  Through its professional activities, networking opportunities, and unparalleled access to industry and government leaders, WTS is turning the glass ceiling into a career portal.

 

Through the generosity of thousands of WTS members and supporters, the international organization has provided over $2,000,000 in scholarships to deserving women throughout the transportation industry.

 

Our Northeast Ohio WTS chapter offers two local (Ohio-based) scholarships.  The local winners' applications are then sent to the WTS Foundation to compete for the national-level scholarship.

 

  •          Sharon D. Banks Memorial Scholarship (Undergraduate)

o   Local Award - $1,500, National Award - $5,000

  •         Helene M. Overly Memorial Scholarship (Graduate)

     o   Local Award - $1,000, National Award - $10,000

  •         Minimum Criteria:

     o   Must be female

     o   GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale)

     o  Ohio resident OR currently enrolled in an Ohio college            or university

     o  Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate                  degree program in a transportation-related field such as          engineering, construction management, aviation,                    planning, finance, public policy or logistics

     o  Plans to pursue a career in transportation

 

Additional information can be found in the enclosed application packet.  Completed applications are due November 10, 2017

If you have any questions regarding the scholarship, please e-mail Jacob Wroten at jacob.wroten@hdrinc.com.  

 

2017 WTS Northeast Ohio Chapter Sharon Banks Undergraduate Scholarship Application

 

2017 WTS Northeast Ohio Chapter Helene Overly Graduate Scholarship Application

Additional Ohio scholarships available through the WTS Columbus Chapter and WTS Southwest Ohio Chapter for high school, trade school, community college, undergrad and grad school students.

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