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Scholarships

WTS-DC Scholarship

The mission of WTS is to “transform the transportation industry through the advancement of women.”  At WTS-DC, we feel that education is a vital tool to facilitate that advancement, and every year, WTS-DC awards scholarships to deserving young women who are studying transportation at undergraduate and graduate programs in the DC area.  As a chapter, we believe that giving scholarships is one of the most important things we do.

Congratulations to our 2014 winners, who were honored at the WTS-DC Holiday Party on December 9th, 2014 with four scholarships totaling $7,000 (pictured below with Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx).  This year we anticipate awarding two graduate scholarships of up to $2,000 each and two undergraduate scholarships of up to $2,000 each.

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The 2015-2016 WTS-DC scholarship application period is now open. Complete application packages must be received (not post-marked) by 5:00PM on Monday, September 28, 2015. The WTS-DC Chapter Board will select the recipients, notify all applicants of their decision, and nominate the Chapter’s winners for WTS International award consideration by December 1, 2015. Recipients are invited to receive their scholarship and gain recognition at the WTS-DC Holiday Party in Washington DC on the evening of Wednesday, December 9, 2015.

Recipients of the WTS-DC scholarships will then be nominated for WTS International recognitions—the Helene M. Overly Memorial Graduate Scholarship ($10,000), the Leadership Legacy Scholarship for Graduates ($5,000), the Sharon D. Banks Memorial Scholarship ($5,000) and the Molitoris Leadership Scholarship for Undergraduates ($5,000).

For any questions, please contact maheen.aziz@dot.gov or 202-366-8114 or Amanda Wall Vandegrift at vandegrifta@pbworld.com or 202-661-9285.

Click here for the 2015-2016 WTS-DC scholarship announcement letter and undergraduate and graduate application forms.


Previous WTS-DC Scholarship Recipients

2014
PhD: Andrea Hamre, Virginia Tech
PhD: Eirini Kastrouni, University of Maryland
Masters: Daniela Barragan, George Mason University
Undergraduate: Emily Porter, The George Washington University

2013
Graduate: Mersedeh Tariverdi, University of Maryland
Graduate: Angela Martinez, University of Maryland
Undergraduate: Casey Bessell, University of Maryland
Undergraduate: Terasa Vassallo, The George Washington University

2012
Graduate: Kleoniki Vlachou, University of Maryland
Graduate: Jiranee Carr Elter,  George Mason University
Undergraduate: Genna Gold,  University of Maryland
 
2011
Graduate: Elham Sharifi, University of Maryland
Undergraduate: Viona Miller, University of Maryland
Undergraduate: Claire Silverstein, The George Washington University
 
2010
Graduate: Elizabeth Moreton, Virginia Tech
Graduate Honorable Mention: Renting Xu, University of Maryland
Undergraduate: Edna Ezell, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 
2009
Masters Co-winner: Casey Morgan, George Mason University
Masters Co-winner: Lilly Shoup, University of Maryland
PhD Winner: Woon Kim, University of Maryland

Honorable Mention: Chao Liu, University of Maryland
Honorable Mention: Renting Xu, University of Maryland
Honorable Mention: Shenaye' Holmes
 
2008
Graduate: Carolina Burnier, University of Maryland
Graduate Runner-up: Dina Ribbink, University of Maryland
Undergraduate: Shirley Penaloza, The George Washington University

 

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