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Part of the WTS goal of fostering the development of women in the transportation field can be realized by encouraging bright new professionals to undertake careers in transportation.  The WTS Scholarships are awarded to women pursuing undergraduate or graduate studies in transportation or a related field that demonstrate leadership skills, ability, and interest.

This year the WTS Northeast Florida Chapter is pleased to offer a total of six local scholarships as well as six scholarship nominations to WTS International for qualifying female students. The general criteria for each of the scholarships listed below include:

  • Open to women
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Enrolled in a Northeast Florida* degree program in a transportation-related field
  • Plan to pursue a career in transportation

All scholarship winners will also receive a complimentary WTS student membership and all associated benefits including discount pricing to our monthly inspiring programs and behind the scenes tours. 

Scholarship applications are due by December 18, 2020.  Applicants may apply to more than one scholarship if they qualify.  The specific award criteria are included in each application.

The local scholarships include:

The Transportation YOU High School Scholarship (click here to download application)

WTS Northeast Florida will award up to $1,000 in scholarships to Northeast Florida student(s) and one application will also be submitted to WTS International to potentially win another $2,500 Transportation YOU scholarship from WTS International Foundation. 


WTS Junior College/Trade School Scholarship (click here to download application)

WTS Northeast Florida will award up to $1,000 in scholarships to a Northeast Florida student(s) and one application will be submitted to WTS International to potentially win another $2,500 Junior College/Trade School scholarship from WTS International Foundation.


Sharon D. Banks Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship (click here to download application)

WTS Northeast Florida will award up to $1,000 in scholarships to a Northeast Florida student(s) and one application will be submitted to WTS International to potentially win a $5,000 Sharon D. Banks Memorial Undergraduate scholarship from WTS International Foundation.


Molitoris Leadership Scholarship for Undergraduates (click here to download application)

WTS Northeast Florida will award up to $1,000 in scholarships to a Northeast Florida student(s) and one application will be submitted to WTS International to potentially win a $5,000 Molitoris scholarship from WTS International Foundation.


Helene M. Overly Memorial Graduate Scholarship (click here to download application)

WTS Northeast Florida will award up to $1,000 in scholarships to a Northeast Florida student(s) and one application will be submitted to WTS International to potentially win a $10,000 Helene M. Overly Memorial scholarship from WTS International Foundation.


Maggie Walsh Leadership Legacy Graduate Scholarship (click here to download application)

Additionally, the Chapter will nominate an applicant for the WTS International Foundation $5,000


*Students must either have a permanent address or attend school within Northeast Florida, which is considered Baker County, Clay County, Columbia County, Duval County, Nassau County, and St. Johns County.