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Scholarships

2017 scholarships have been awarded. Please check back in early 2018 for the next opportunities to apply.

The mission of WTS is to advance women in the field of transportation; the WTSNUC believes strongly that providing scholarship opportunities for women pursuing transportation degrees is an important way to fulfill that commitment.

This year, we are pleased to announce four (4) scholarship opportunities totaling $6,000 for eligible undergraduate and graduate students from area schools and two (2) opportunities for graduating high school seniors.

The available scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students include the 2nd year of the Matt Riffkin Legacy Scholarship, with an increase in the 2016 award amount to $3,000, as well as three (3) awards in the amount of $1,000 each.

The scholarships available for high school students include two (2) awards in the amount of $500 each.

All local chapter recipients will be eligible to apply for WTS National Scholarship opportunities.

Undergraduate and Graduate Student Scholarships

In order to be eligible for one of the three (3) $1,000 awards, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Open to women pursuing transportation-related degrees
  • Undergraduate or graduate student
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher (transcripts required)
  • Provide a personal statement of 1,000 words or less describing their choice of college studies 

In order to be considered for the Matt Riffkin Legacy Scholarship, applicants must meet the criteria above as well as complete an essay of 1,000 words or less describing how they will use their course of study to help solve a regional transportation challenge of their choosing and why they chose that issue.

The cover sheet which should be included in scholarship submissions can be downloaded here. Please send the cover sheet, along with your personal statement, transcript copy, and Matt Riffkin essay, if applicable, to callie@wfrc.org by March 15, 2017.

High School Student Scholarships

In order to be considered for one of two (2) available $500 high school scholarship awards, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Open to female seniors studying math, science, or technology
  • Must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Provide a personal statement about your desire to study science, technology, engineering and/or math in college, especially as it relates to transportation
  • Plan to enroll in college in Fall 2017

The cover sheet which should be included in scholarship submissions can be downloaded here. Please send the cover sheet, along with your personal statement and verification of GPA to callie@wfrc.org by March 15, 2017.

 

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