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WTS - SACRAMENTO SCHOLARSHIPS 2014

Helene M. Overly Memorial Graduate Scholarship ($2,000)

In memory of Helene M. Overly, the first Executive Secretary of WTS, the Board of Directors voted to name the annual WTS graduate scholarship, the Helene M. Overly Memorial Scholarship, to honor Helene for her dedicated service to WTS. Helene became a WTS member in 1981. She brought with her 15 years of experience in public service, tremendous organizational abilities, and a spirit of determination that helped WTS nearly double its membership in two years.  Download Application

Application Deadline: November 14, 2014  

 

Bimla G. Rhinehart Undergraduate Leadership Scholarship ($2,000)

This undergraduate scholarship was established in recognition of Bimla G. Rhinehart’s leadership and contribution to improving transportation in California. Bimla applied her broad expertise in transportation issues both as the Executive Director of the California Transportation Commission (CTC) and numerous leadership roles at the California Department of Transportation to improve the quality of life for all Californians. She was recognized as a leader in developing and fostering long lasting relationships with stakeholders and partners across the state to promote the success of California’s integrated intermodal transportation program. Bimla received the WTS Sacramento Chapter Woman of the Year award in 2010 and accepted the Employer of the Year award in 2012 on behalf of the CTC. Download Application

Application Deadline: November 14, 2014  

 

Sharon D. Banks Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship ($2,000)

This scholarship honors Sharon D. Banks, chief executive officer of AC Transit in Alameda-Contra Costa County, California. As CEO of most of the 1990's, Sharon led the agency in a pioneering effort to introduce cultural and organizational changes aimed at motivating the public transit work force. She was a member of the WTS Advisory Board and received the WTS San Francisco Chapter Women and Employer of the Year awards. Download Application

Application Deadline: November 14, 2014  

 

Junior College/Trade School Scholarship ($1,000)

This scholarship supports female students in the transportation industry. The scholarship aims to provide financial assistance to students at a junior college or trade school. The scholarship is open to women pursuing a career in a transportation-related field, including studies in engineering, math, architecture, geography, business, law, political science, environmental science, English, planning, economics, sociology and government policy. Download Application

Application Deadline: November 14, 2014  

 

Will Kempton High School Scholarship ($1,500)

The WTS-Sacramento Chapter Will Kempton High School Scholarship is available to a female high school senior in the Sacramento Region who is inspired to pursue a college degree in a transportation-related field, including studies in engineering, math, architecture, geography, business, law, political science, environmental science, English, planning, economics, sociology and government policy. The scholarship is named for the former Director of the California Department of Transportation who serves as a strong advocate for WTS and the importance of education. Download Application

Application Deadline: November 14, 2014  

 

 


If you wish to be added to the application distribution list or have any questions, please contact Jennifer Hildebrandt, Scholarship and College Relations Chair, at 916-363-4210 ext. 203 or JHildebrandt@drakehaglan.com.


 

PAST RECIPIENTS:

2013 Scholarship Recipients:

Helene M. Overly Memorial Graduate Scholarship: Natalie Popovich, UC Davis

Helene M. Overly Memorial Graduate Scholarship Honoray Recipient: Yue Zhao, University of Nevada, Reno

Sharon D. Banks Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship: Alicia Halpern, UC Davis

Bimla G. Rhinehart Leadership Scholarship: Melissa Gjerde, UC Davis 

Will Kempton High School Scholarship: Jocelyn Millan, San Juan High School

Will Kempton High School Scholarship Honorary Recipient: Alejandra Garibay, San Juan High School

Will Kempton High School Scholarship Honorary Recipient: Lauren Campbell, Natomas Charter School

2012 Scholarship Recipients:

Helene M. Overly Memorial Graduate Scholarship: Brigitte Driller, UC Davis

Helene M. Overly Honorary Recipient: Saeedeh Farivar, University of Nevada, Reno

Sharon D. Banks Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship: Amy Martin, UC Davis

Sharon D. Banks  Honorary Recipient: Alicia Brown, UC Davis

Molitoris Leadership Undergraduate Scholarship: Ariana Castillo, Sacramento State

Junior College Scholarship:  Vinh Kha, Sierra College

Will Kempton High School Scholarship: Cheyanne Harris, Pleasant Grove High School

2011 Scholarship Recipients:

Helene M. Overly Memorial Graduate Scholarship: Jacquelyn Renee Schneider, UC Davis

Sharon D. Banks Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship: Deborah Schrimmer, UC Davis

Molitoris Leadership Undergraduate Scholarship: Kira Davis, CSU, Sacramento

Will Kempton High School Scholarships: Renee Yang, Florin High School; Julia Lund, Oak Ridge High School

 

2010 Scholarship Recipients:

Helene M. Overly Memorial Graduate Scholarship: Susan Pike, UC Davis

Sharon D. Banks Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship: Amy Lee, UC Davis

Molitoris Leadership Undergraduate Scholarship: Julie Peri, UC Davis

Will Kempton High School Scholarship: Hemiha Vasanthakumaran, Franklin High School

 

2009 Scholarship Recipients:

Helene M. Overly Memorial Graduate Scholarship: Lauren Hilliard, UC Davis

Sharon D. Banks Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship: Kathryn Oliver, California State University, Sacramento

Louise M. Molitoris Leadership Fund: Emily Mraovich, UC Davis

Will Kempton High School Scholarship: Elizabeth Jachens, Ponderosa High School, and Jessica Leary, Luther Burbank High School

Caltrans Transportation Planning Scholarship: Breanne Downs, Granite Bay High School

 

2008 Scholarship Recipients:

Graduate Scholarship:  Xuping Li, UC Davis

Undergraduate Scholarship: Lindsey Shelton, California State University, Sacramento

High School Scholarship: Christina Goethel, Galt High School

High School scholarship: Brianna Juhrend, Ponderosa High School

 

2007 Scholarship Recipients:

Graduate Scholarship:  Wei Tang, UC Davis

Undergraduate Scholarship: Amanda Smith, University of the Pacific

High School Scholarship: Mallory Rose Russell, McClatchy High School

High School scholarship: Mindi Miller, Folsom High School

 

2006 Scholarship Recipients:

Graduate Scholarship:  Julia Silvis, UC Davis

Undergraduate Scholarship: Anna Marie Young, UC Davis

 

2005 Scholarship Recipients:

Graduate Scholarship:  Kristin Lovejoy, UC Davis

Undergraduate Scholarship: Bernice Ho, UC Davis

Leadership Scholarship: Lauren Hilliard, UC Davis

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