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WTS SACRAMENTO SCHOLARSHIPS 2014

Congratulations to the 2014 WTS Sacramento Scholarship Recipients!

Helene M. Overly Memorial Graduate Scholarship: Kalaivani Ramea Kubendranh, UC Davis

Helene M. Overly Memorial Graduate Scholarship Honoray Recipient: Anabel Hernandez, University of Nevada, Reno

Sharon D. Banks Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship: Melody Lin, UC Davis

Bimla G. Rhinehart Leadership Scholarship: Brittany Vermillioin, California State University, Chico

Bimla G. Rhinehart Leadership Scholarship Honoray Recipient: Eudeline Agulto, California State University, Sacramento

Will Kempton High School Scholarship: Hailey Elias, Colfax High School

 

Scholarship Application Information
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.


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