The WTS 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. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

The local WTS Michigan Chapter is supporting four scholarships for deserving women in Michigan!  Three undergraduate scholarships (one being for Junior College/Trade School) between $1,000-$1,500 each and two graduate scholarships at $2,500 each.  The women that win at the local level are automatically entered at the International level for their chance at scholarships with even higher values!  Details of each scholarship are on the first page of each application.

Application Timeline

All applications for national scholarships are submitted through chapter first. The chapters make their selections and then also submit their nominations for national scholarship consideration to the WTS Foundation Board.

  • Applications Available - Fall Applications
    • Undergraduate ($1000) - Junior College/Trade School    pdf
    • Undergraduate ($1500) - Molitoris Leadership Scholarship    pdf
    • Undergraduate ($1500) - Sharon D. Banks Memorial Scholarship     pdf
    • Graduate ($2500) - Helene M. Overly Memorial Scholarship   pdf
    • Graduate ($2500) - Janet Walker-Ford Leadership Legacy Scholarship    pdf
  • Deadline - December 15, 2023

  • Local Award* - January
  • National Awards - April

*Local winners are eligible for additional awards at the national level.

Committee Contacts

Please contact our chapter contacts for more information.

Scholarship Committee Co-Chairs: Kelly Ferencz | [email protected] and Lisa Whitehead | [email protected]




Previous Winners