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WTS-DC 2018 Scholarship Award Winners

At WTS-DC, we feel that education is a vital tool to facilitate the advancement of transportation professionals. Every year, WTS-DC awards scholarships to deserving young women who are studying transportation at undergraduate and graduate programs in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. As a chapter, we believe that giving scholarships is one of the most important things we do.

Donate to the WTS-DC Scholarship Fund

Opportunities to contribute to the WTS-DC Scholarship Fund include:

  • Sponsor a “named scholarship” ($2,000 minimum). The scholarship will be named based on you, your organization, or a member of your staff whom you would like to recognize as a benefactor. In addition, your organization will be recognized at our annual Holiday Party and will be prominently featured in our newsletter.
  • Sponsor a scholarship ($1,000 minimum). You or your organization will be recognized at our annual Holiday Party and listed in our newsletter.
  • Make a donation to the scholarship fund: You or your organization will be considered a Friend of the Scholarship Fund and will be listed in the newsletter.

Please join us in supporting the next generation of female transportation professionals by making a tax-deductible donation to the WTS-DC Scholarship Fund. Donations may be made via check or PayPal at the link above. Please make checks payable to the WTS-DC Scholarship Fund and mail them to:

WTS-DC Chapter
P.O. Box 34097
Washington, DC 20043

If you or your organization are interested in sponsoring a particular scholarship in whole or in part, please contact Cerasela M Cristei (wts.dc.scholarships@gmail.com), WTS-DC Scholarship and Fundraising Co-Chair, to discuss options for doing so. Thank you for your support!

2018 WTS-DC Scholarship Awards

The chapter's 2018 scholarship recipients were honored at the WTS-DC Holiday Party on Dec. 4, 2018. Recipients of WTS-DC scholarships are then 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).


Mahtot Gebresselassie, Virginia Tech National Capital Region

Wenjie Lee, George Mason University


Elizabeth Larson, George Mason University

Kiana Roshan Zamir, University of Maryland

Tabia Gamble, University of Maryland


Shivani Patel, University of Maryland

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