Kansas City Scholarships

WTS Greater Kansas City is excited to offer annual scholarships to young women pursuing graduate or undergraduate studies in transportation or related fields, including engineering, planning, aviation and logistics. Each year, WTS-KC awards scholarships to young women pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in transportation related fields. Applicants must attend a university in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa or Nebraska not currently served by another WTS chapter. Greater Kansas City Chapter scholarship winners will also be automatically entered in the WTS International scholarship competition.

Applications are accepted in December each year. Applications can be obtained below. Please submit applications to the the WTS-KC Scholarship Chair, Mary Peck.

Sharon D. Banks Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship:


Helene M. Overley Memorial Graduate Scholarship:



These scholarships would not be possible without the generosity of our corporate sponsors and WTS Foundation supporters. Donate now to the WTS-Kansas City Foundation fund.  


Congratulations to our 2022-2023 WTS-KC Scholarship Winners!

Sharon D. Banks Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship:

Natalie Wohlgemuth

Natalie Wohlgemuth, Missouri University of Science and Technology

Natalie interned and is now working full-time at HNTB.  She graduated in May 2023. Between classes, she was vice president and acting president of the Missouri S&T Chapter of Engineers Without Borders, where she coordinated and facilitated four ongoing critical infrastructure projects in Bolivia, Ecuador, and Guatemala. When she’s not working with Engineers Without Borders, she volunteers with Society of Women Engineers to meet with girls from the local school system to encourage interest in transportation, engineering, and STEM careers. Her dream is to use her knowledge of engineering to make the world a better place through the development of infrastructure in underserved communities, and she hopes one day to be the kind of leader that inspires other girls to pursue engineering.

Helen M. Overly Graduate Scholarship:

Jordan Nutter

Jordan Nutter, University of Kansas 

Jordan is pursuing a PhD in Civil Engineering. Her passion for traveling drew her the transportation field, where she researches ways to improve the performance and longevity of steel transportation structures and bridges. Jordan was a Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program recipient in 2021 for research on constraint induced fracture in steel bridges at bearing stiffeners, sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration. She also conducts research on vibration mitigation devices for cantilever overhead sign structures in collaboration with the Kansas Department of Transportation. Jordan is an active member of the Society of Women in Engineering at KU, where she has served as an student mentor for four years. After graduation, Jordan hopes to become a structural forensic investigator and continue her contribution to the transportation field, while mentoring young women in engineering, specifically in transportation and structural fields.

Congratulations, Jordan and Natalie!

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