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WTS-Maine Chapter is now accepting applications for both scholarships given by the Maine Chapter, and those given by WTS International. Details on all of the available scholarships are listed below.


WTS - Maine Chapter 2023 High School Scholarships

WTS – Maine Chapter works to make a difference in our communities by offering this scholarship to encourage highly motivated young women to explore exciting careers that will change the face of the transportation industry. 

This year WTS – Maine Chapter is offering up to three High School Scholarships in the amounts of $1,000 to $2,000. One award will be reserved for a minority applicant. Recipients will also receive a complimentary WTS membership. One applicant may be recommended by the Maine Chapter for the National WTS Foundation Transportation You scholarship competition.

The minimum criteria for selection are:
a) Applicant must be a female high school senior in the State of Maine or must have
graduated from a high school in the State of Maine within the last year.
b) Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
c) Currently studying math, science, and technology.
d) Considering a career in a transportation-related field.

To view or download the application, please click here.

Applications must be submitted through the local WTS – Maine Chapter. Scholarships are competitive, and selection is based on the applicant's specific
transportation goals, academic record, leadership roles, and extracurricular activities. Please contact WTS – Maine Chapter at the address listed below for specifics.

Please mail or email the completed application to:
Kleinfelder
ATTN: Amanda Taylor, WTS – Maine Chapter
16 Commerce Drive, Suite 2
Augusta, ME 04330
ataylor@kleinfelder.com


The application deadline is December 19. Email applications must be sent on or before this date, and mailed applications must be postmarked by December 19th.


 

WTS International 2023 Scholarships

WTS International also offers scholarships through the WTS Foundation. WTS International awards scholarships to students 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. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Details about the scholarships offered by WTS International are listed below. The application deadline is January 15, 2023

Please mail or email the completed application to:
Kleinfelder
ATTN: Amanda Taylor, WTS – Maine Chapter
16 Commerce Drive, Suite 2
Augusta, ME 04330
ataylor@kleinfelder.com

 

Sharon D. Banks Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship

This scholarship in the amount of $5,000 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. To view or download the application for this scholarship, please click here

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 $10,000 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. To view or download the application for this scholarship, please click here.

Molitoris Leadership Scholarship for Undergraduates

The purpose of the Molitoris Leadership Scholarship is to motivate and reward women who demonstrate leadership in the transportation industry, ensuring that the essential leadership skills and perspectives of women are included in planning the transportation systems of the future. Leadership does not just happen. Leaders personally invest and risk much.  They take on struggles that many would avoid and persevere to reach successful outcomes.  These qualities receive special attention in the selection of the winner of this $5,000 award. To view or download the application for this scholarship, please click here.

Leadership Legacy Scholarship for Graduates

Leadership Legacy Fund has been established to honor the past, present, and future leaders of WTS by awarding an annual scholarship to female graduate students pursuing a career in transportation. Each year, the Leadership Legacy Scholarship will provide a $5,000 award to a young woman pursuing a career in transportation. Eligible candidates are pursuing graduate degrees in transportation or a related field and demonstrate leadership skills and an active commitment to community service. For this year's award, focus is on women who demonstrate leadership in bringing ideas, innovation and new approaches to transportation challenges in the US and beyond.  It includes candidates who have a specific interest in addressing the impact of transportation on sustainability, land use, environmental impact, security and quality of life issues affecting communities around the globe. To view or download the application for this scholarship, please click here.

Junior College 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 community, technical, or trade college scholarships to women pursuing transportation-related study at community and trade colleges.  This scholarship, intended for students pursuing an Associate or technical degree, is in the amount of $2,500.  To view or download the application for this scholarship, please click here.

WTS Transportation YOU High School Scholarship

WTS awards the Transportation YOU Scholarship to girls pursuing high school studies in science, technology, engineering and math to foster the development of women and girls in the transportation field by encouraging bright new professionals and students to undertake careers in the area of transportation. The Transportation YOU High School Scholarship is in the amount of $2,500. One applicant who applies for a WTS-Maine Chapter High School Scholarship will be recommended to WTS-International to receive this scholarship.