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Chapter Scholarship Awards

WTS Pittsburgh Chapter Announces 2019 Scholarship Recipients

The WTS Pittsburgh Chapter is pleased to announce the winners of our undergraduate and graduate scholarships for the 2018-2019 scholarship cycle.  Selected to receive the Molitoris Leadership Scholarship for Undergraduates is Carnegie Mellon University sophomore Elyana Hurst, while this year’s winner of our chapter’s Leadership Legacy Scholarship for Graduates is University of Pittsburgh graduate student Jeanne Batog.  In addition to receiving $2500 scholarships from our WTS Pittsburgh Chapter, each of our recipients’ winning applications has been entered into the competition for international-level scholarships of $5000.  Learn more about our winners below and join us in honoring them at our 2019 Scholarship Gala and Fundraiser on March 28th at the Sheraton Station Square.

 

Winner of the 2019 WTS Pittsburgh Chapter Molitoris Leaderhip Scholarship for Undergraduates is Elyana Hurst, a sophomore at Carnegie Mellon University majoring in Civil & Environmental Engineering and Engineering & Public Policy, with a minor in Environmental and Sustainability Studies. Elyana is interested in transportation infrastructure, specifically within and around cities, and hopes to pursue research regarding autonomous vehicles. She is involved in the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Society of Women Engineers at her university, and she serves as an ambassador for the Engineering & Public Policy department.  Elyana aims to pursue a career that allows her to combine her passion for the transportation industry with her knowledge of environmental concerns and the importance of government policies.

Elyana Hurst

 

Winner of the 2019 WTS Pittsburgh Chapter Leadership Legacy Scholarship for Graduates is Jeanne Batog, a second-year graduate student at the University of Pittsburgh, originally from Reading, Pennsylvania. This spring she will receive her M.S. in Civil Engineering with a concentration in Transportation. Jeanne also received her B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. During her time in Pittsburgh, Jeanne completed several transportation related internships throughout the summer and school year. In addition, as a graduate student, Jeanne was involved in two transportation research projects, as well as serving as a teaching assistant for an undergraduate transportation introduction course and the freshman program course. When Jeanne is not studying, she enjoys horseback riding, trying new restaurants around the city, and cooking.

Jeanne Batog

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