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WTS Phoenix Scholarship Program

MEET THE 2019-2020 WTS METRO PHOENIX SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS!

 
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Logistical barriers can sometimes stand between worthy candidates and their objectives. Each year, the WTS Metropolitan Phoenix Chapter offers seven scholarships to assist qualified candidates aspiring to transportation careers. 

  • 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. This 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 transportation. This scholarship amount is $2,000. 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. This scholarship amount is $2,000. 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 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 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, (man or woman), 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 transportation 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.

  • The WTS Metropolitan Phoenix Chapter is offering the Returning Student Scholarship to a woman transportation professional returning to school to pursue either an undergraduate or graduate degree in transportation. The scholarship amount is up to $3,000 and is offered on the local level only.