WTS-DC 2022 Scholarship Recipients
WTS-DC 2022 Scholarship Recipients and Committee Members

The 2023 Scholarship Applications Period is now closed.

Join us at the WTS-DC Holiday Party on Tuesday, December 5, 2023, to celebrate this year's scholarship recipients! We will recognize selected students in three academic categories:

  • Junior College Scholarship
  • Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Graduate Scholarship

The WTS-DC Chapter offers scholarships, typically ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 each. Select recipients of the WTS-DC scholarships are nominated by the WTS-DC Chapter Board for WTS International award consideration. The WTS International scholarships include the Helene M. Overly Memorial Graduate Scholarship ($10,000), the Leadership Legacy Scholarship for Graduates ($5,000), the Sharon D. Banks Memorial Scholarship ($5,000), the Molitoris Leadership Scholarship for Undergraduates ($5,000), and the Junior College Scholarship ($2,500).

Please direct any questions to the [email protected].

The WTS-DC Scholarship Program: Overview

At WTS-DC, we feel that education is a vital tool to facilitate the advancement of transportation professionals. Every year, WTS-DC awards scholarships to deserving young women and female-identifying professionals who are studying transportation at community college, undergraduate, and graduate programs in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. As a chapter, we believe that giving scholarships is one of the most important things we do.

Donate to the WTS-DC Scholarship Fund

Click here to donate to the WTS-DC Scholarship Fund!

Opportunities to contribute to the WTS-DC Scholarship Fund include:

  • Sponsor a “named scholarship” ($2,000 minimum). The scholarship will be named based on you, your organization, or a member of your staff whom you would like to recognize as a benefactor. In addition, your organization will be recognized at our annual Holiday Party and will be prominently featured in our newsletter.
  • Sponsor a scholarship ($1,000 minimum). You or your organization will be recognized at our annual Holiday Party and listed in our newsletter.
  • Make a donation to the scholarship fund. You or your organization will be considered a Friend of the Scholarship Fund and will be listed in the newsletter.

Please join us in supporting the next generation of female and female identifying transportation professionals by making a tax-deductible donation to the WTS-DC Scholarship Fund. Donations may be made via check or PayPal at the link above. Please make checks payable to the WTS-DC Scholarship Fund and mail them to:

WTS-DC Chapter
P.O. Box 34097
Washington, DC 20043

If you or your organization are interested in sponsoring a particular scholarship in whole or in part, please contact Alanna McKeeman ([email protected]), WTS-DC Scholarship and Fundraising Chair, to discuss options for doing so. Thank you for your support!

2022 WTS-DC Scholarship Awards

The chapter's 2022 scholarship recipients were honored at the WTS-DC Holiday Party on Dec. 9, 2022 and several were nominated for WTS International scholarships.

  • Aliya Mejias, University of Maryland, College Park (Scholarship sponsored by RATP Dev)
  • Zihan Ma, University of Maryland (Scholarship sponsored by Dewberry)
  • Bhagyashree Panda, George Washington University (Scholarship sponsored by WSP)
  • Valentina Farias, George Mason University (Scholarship sponsored by HDR)
  • Nasima Sadr, George Mason University (Scholarship sponsored by North American Transit Alliance)
  • Isabella Bernard, Catholic University of America (Scholarship sponsored by Kimley-Horn)
  • Tiquisha Harris, University of Maryland Global Campus (Scholarship sponsored by WSP)
  • There were no junior recipients in 2022.