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WTS Metropolitan Phoenix Chapter Scholarship Program

**NOTE** The application deadline for the 2021 WTS Metropolitan Phoenix Chapter Scholarship Program has been extended until Friday, December 10, 2021.

Logistical barriers can sometimes stand between worthy candidates and their objectives. Each year, the WTS Metropolitan Phoenix Chapter offers scholarships to assist qualified candidates aspiring to transportation careers. Click on the name of each scholarship to access the application form and instructions to apply. Submit completed applications no later than Friday, December 10, 2021

  • The Helene M. Overly/Esther Kmetty Scholarship is awarded to a woman pursuing graduate studies in transportation who demonstrates a strong commitment to the community. The local scholarship amount is $3,000. The winner will be submitted for consideration for the WTS Foundation scholarship of an additional $10,000.
  • The Sharon D. Banks Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship is awarded to a woman pursuing an undergraduate degree. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a full-time undergraduate degree program in a transportation-related field. The local scholarship amount is $2,500. The winner will be submitted for consideration for the WTS Foundation scholarship of an additional $5,000.
  • The Molitoris Leadership Fund for Undergraduates is awarded to a woman who demonstrates leadership in the transportation industry. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a full-time undergraduate degree program in transportation and must specifically address the issue of leadership on their personal statement. The local scholarship amount is $2,500. The winner will be submitted for consideration for the WTS Foundation scholarship of an additional $5,000.
  • In partnership with WTS, the Arizona Transit Association is offering the AzTA Transit Planning Graduate Scholarship to a woman pursuing graduate studies in urban planning, engineering, public health, public administration, or transportation planning with an emphasis in public transportation/multi-modal components. Applicants must have a declared major in the aforementioned studies. This scholarship amount is $2,500 and includes free participation in all Association events including interface opportunities with the AzTA Board of Directors for the academic year. This scholarship is offered on the local level only.
  • In partnership with WTS, the Support Sky Harbor Coalition Scholarship is awarded to a woman or multiple women pursuing undergraduate or graduate studies in aviation or an aviation-related field. Applicants must demonstrate strong leadership skills and campus and community involvement. This scholarship amount is up to $5,000 and is offered on the local level only.
  • In partnership with WTS, the Friends of Transit Scholarship is awarded to an applicant of any gender pursuing undergraduate or graduate studies in a full-time degree program in public transit or a transportation-related field with plans to pursue a career in the transit industry.  Recognizing that public transit and transportation systems are complex in nature and require multiple professional disciplines to effectively plan, build and operate, studies could include but are not limited to: public administration, architecture, engineering, construction, transportation management, logistics, sustainability, etc. Applicants must be able to demonstrate strong leadership skills along with campus and community involvement. This scholarship is in the amount of $2,500 and is offered on the local level only.
  • In partnership with the WTS Metropolitan Phoenix Chapter, the Friends of Transit is offering the Friends of Transit: Wulf Grote Legacy Scholarship to an applicant of any gender pursuing a graduate or undergraduate degree in transportation or a transportation-related field. This scholarship is being offered for 2021 only. The scholarship honors Wulf Grote’s 35 years of service as a leader in public transportation development in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area.  The scholarship amount is $3,500 and is offered on the local level only.