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Scholarship Information

Scholarship Applications 

Deadline for submitting a 2022-2023 scholarship application is 

Friday December 9, 2022, 5 pm

The 2022-2023 Boston Chapter Scholarship Program application period is open through Friday, December 9, 2022, 5 pm. Scholarship winners will be announced in February 2023 and receive recognition at the WTS-Boston Annual Awards & Scholarships Banquet held in June 2023. WTS Foundation national scholarship winners are announced in Spring 2023 and receive recognition at the WTS International Annual Conference Scholarship Dinner in May 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia.


Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Are international students eligible? Yes.
  • Do applicants need to be WTS members? No. (Exception for WTS-Boston Mary Jane O’Meara Member Graduate Scholarship)
  • Can students apply to more than 1 scholarship? Yes, but can only receive one.
  • 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 college degree 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 WTS-Boston Chapter is offering a high school scholarship in the amount of $2,000. The winning recipient’s application is then forwarded to the WTS Foundation to be considered for the International 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
  • 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 WTS-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 International Junior College/Trade School scholarship in the amount of $2,500.

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


Jacquelyn R. Smith/Sharon D. Banks 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 WTS-Boston Chapter Jacquelyn R. Smith Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship is in the amount of $4,000.  The winning 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 WTS-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.


Ann Hershfang/Helene M. Overly Memorial 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 WTS-Boston Chapter Ann Hershfang Graduate Scholarship is $4,000.  The recipient is then forwarded to the WTS Foundation for consideration for the International Helene M. Overly Memorial Graduate 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-Boston Member who actively participates in WTS
  • Applicant can only win this particular scholarship once.
  • If a person applies for more than one scholarship in the same year, that applicant can only be awarded one of the scholarships – the applicant will be awarded the scholarship that best suits them and the runner up will be awarded the other.

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 Mary Jane O’Meara Member Graduate Scholarship is in the amount of $4,000.

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


Paula Hammond Leadership Legacy Scholarship for Graduate Studies

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, transportation-related activities or job skills, and personal statement. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

The WTS-Boston Chapter will forward one application to the WTS Foundation for consideration for the Paula Hammond Leadership Legacy Scholarship for Graduate Studies in the amount of $5,000.Click here for the application for the Paula Hammond Leadership Legacy Scholarship for Graduate Studies.

 

For questions, please contact WTSBostonAwards@gmail.com