The WTS Indianapolis Chapter Foundation awards scholarships to women who are pursuing careers in transportation through undergraduate and graduate programs. The scholarships are competitive and based on the applicant's specific transportation goals, academic record and transportation-related activities or job skills.
Helene M. Overly Memorial Graduate Scholarship
The Helene M. Overly Scholarship was established in 1981 to honor the first Executive Secretary of WTS for her dedicated service to the organization in public service, organizational abilities and a spirit of determination that helped WTS nearly double its membership in two years. To be eligible for this $3,500 scholarship, applicants must meet the above criteria and be enrolled in a graduate degree program in a transportation-related field such as engineering, planning, finance or logistics.
Sharon D. Banks Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship
This $2,500 scholarship is awarded to women pursuing undergraduate studies in transportation or a related field and honors Sharon D. Banks, general manager of Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District in Oakland, CA, during most of the 1990's. She led the agency in a pioneering effort to introduce cultural and organizational changes aimed at motivating the public transit workforce. She was a member of the WTS Advisory Board and received the WTS San Francisco Chapter Woman and Employer of the Year Awards.
WTS Community College/ Technical/ Trade School Scholarship
WTS fosters the development of women in the transportation field by encouraging bright new professionals to undertake careers in the area of transportation. One way it does this is by awarding the Community, Technical or Trade College Scholarship to women pursuing transportation related study at community and trade colleges. This $2,500 scholarship is intended for students pursuing an Associates or technical degree in transportation-related studies.
For more information on scholarship applications or to donate to our educational fund, please contact our Scholarship Chair, Meg Hunter ([email protected]).
These scholarships would not be possible without the generosity of our scholarship fund donors. Thanks to our corporate sponsors, swings for scholarships participants, and the swings for scholarships raffle participants for their continued support of our chapter's WTS Foundation fund!
WTSF is an independent, unincorporated association and is classified as a 501(c)(3) under federal tax statues. Your contributions are tax deductible.