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WTS-Boston Scholarships

 

Deadline for submitting a scholarship application was December 23rd, 2020.

 


The 2021 Boston Chapter Scholarship Program application period is open through Wednesday, December 23, 2020. Scholarship winners will be announced in December and receive recognition at the WTS-Boston Annual Scholarships & Awards Dinner. WTS Foundation national scholarship winners are announced in Spring, 2021 and receive recognition at the Scholarship Dinner at the WTS International Annual Conference in May 2021 in Richmond, Virginia.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Are international students eligible? Yes.
  • Do applicants need to be WTS members? No. (Exception for WTS-Boston Member Graduate Scholarship)
  • Can students apply to more than 1 scholarship? Yes.
  • For first-year graduate students who do not yet have a GPA, can they provide something else showing they have a 3.0 GPA or higher? Yes, please provide your cumulative undergraduate GPA.

Information on each of the scholarships being offered is described below.


Transportation YOU High School Scholarship

The minimum criteria for selection are as follows:

  • Open to high school senior girls
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Currently enrolled in a high school studying math, science, and technology
  • Considering a career in a transportation-related field

The scholarships are competitive and based on the applicant's specific goals, academic record and interest in transportation. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

The Boston Chapter is offering a high school scholarship in the amount of $2,000. The recipient’s application is then forwarded to the WTS Foundation to be considered for the WTS Transportation YOU High School Scholarship in the amount of $2,500.

Click here for the application for the Transportation YOU High School Scholarship.


Junior College/Trade School Scholarship

The minimum criteria for selection are as follows:

  • Open to women
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Currently enrolled in an associate or technical degree program in transportation-related studies at a junior college, community college, or trade school

The scholarships are competitive and based on the applicant's specific transportation goals, academic record and transportation-related activities or job skills. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

The Boston Chapter is offering a scholarship in the amount of $2,000. The recipient is then forwarded to the WTS Foundation for consideration for the Junior College/Trade School scholarship in the amount of $2,500.

Click here for the application for the Junior College/Trade School Scholarship.


Sharon D. Banks Memorial/Jacquelyn R. Smith Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship

The minimum criteria for selection are as follows:

  • Open to women
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in a transportation-related field, such as transportation engineering, planning, finance or logistics
  • Plans to pursue a career in a transportation-related field

The scholarships are competitive and based on the applicant's specific transportation goals, academic record and transportation-related activities or job skills. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

The Boston Chapter Jacquelyn R. Smith
Memorial undergraduate scholarship is $4,000.  The recipient is then forwarded to the WTS Foundation for consideration for the Sharon D. Banks Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship in the amount of $5,000.

Click here for the application for the Banks/Smith Scholarship.


Molitoris Leadership Scholarship for Undergraduates

The minimum criteria for selection are as follows:

  • Open to women
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in a transportation-related field, such as transportation engineering, planning, finance or logistics
  • Plans to pursue a career in a transportation-related field
  • Applicants for the Molitoris Leadership Scholarship are asked to specifically address the issue of leadership on their personal statement

The scholarships are competitive and based on the applicant's specific transportation goals, academic record, transportation-related activities or job skills, and their leadership statement. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

The Boston Chapter will forward one application to the WTS Foundation for consideration for the Molitoris Leadership Scholarship for undergraduates in the amount of $5,000.

Click here for the application for the Molitoris Leadership Scholarship for Undergraduates.


Helene M. Overly Memorial/Ann Hershfang Scholarship for Graduates

The minimum criteria for selection are as follows:

  • Open to women
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Currently enrolled in a graduate degree program in a transportation-related field, such as transportation engineering, planning, finance or logistics
  • Plans to pursue a career in a transportation-related field

The scholarship is competitive and based on the applicant's specific transportation involvement and goals, job skills and academic record. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

The Boston Chapter Ann Hershfang Graduate Scholarship is $4,000.
  The recipient is then forwarded to the WTS Foundation for consideration for the national Helene M. Overly Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship in the amount of $10,000.

Click here for the application for the Hershfang/Overly Scholarship for Graduates.


WTS-Boston Mary Jane O’Meara Member Graduate Scholarship

The minimum criteria for selection are as follows:

  • Open to women
  • Currently a part-time or full-time employee in a transportation-related field
  • Currently enrolled in a graduate degree program in a transportation-related field, such as transportation engineering, planning, finance or logistics
  • Current WTS Member who actively participates in WTS

The scholarship is competitive and based on the applicant's specific transportation involvement and goals, job skills and academic record. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

The WTS-Boston Member Graduate Scholarship is $4,000.
 

Click here for the application for the WTS-Boston Mary Jane O’Meara Member Graduate Scholarship.


Maggie Walsh Leadership Legacy Scholarship

The minimum criteria for selection are as follows:

  • Open to women
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Currently enrolled in a graduate degree program in a transportation-related field, such as transportation planning or engineering, security planning, business management, finance or logistics with a focus on public policy   
  • Plans to pursue a career in a transportation-related field
  • Demonstrated interest in addressing transportation studies issue(s)
  • Submission of a personal statement of 500 words or less highlighting candidate’s interest in transportation-related fields, relevant experiences and interests, and how this award will contribute to the candidate’s ability to make a meaningful contribution in the transportation arena

The scholarship is competitive and based on the applicant's specific transportation goals, academic record and transportation-related activities or job skills. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

The Boston Chapter will forward one application to the WTS Foundation for consideration for the Maggie Walsh Leadership Legacy Scholarship for Graduate Studies in the amount of $5,000, through their local WTS Chapters.

Click here for the application for the Maggie Walsh Leadership Legacy Scholarship for Graduate Studies.


For questions, please contact Erica Blonde at eblonde@HNTB.com.