American Public Transportation Foundation Scholarships

http://www.aptfd.org/our-work/Pages/Scholarship-Program-Guidelines.aspx

 

In furthering our mission of increasing and retaining the number of individuals choosing the transit field as a career, the APTF will award a minimum of twenty scholarships, ranging from $2,500 to $5,000 each, to college students or transit professionals who are interested in pursuing or advancing in a career in the public transportation industry.

Awards cover the academic year, beginning in the fall 2017 semester, and assist with tuition costs or other educational expenses.

  • Essay: “What segment of the public transportation industry interests you, and why?” (1,000 words maximum)
  • Three letters of recommendation: Provide letters of recommendation that describe why the individuals think you are qualified for this scholarship. Letters should address your commitment, demonstrated interest, and career goals in public transportation. Be sure they include their name, address, and telephone number. Recommendations must not be solicited from relatives.
  • Statement of Financial Need (500-word maximum): explain your financial need, including any deficits in a financial aid package, family income and personal need (personal need may also include special circumstances, such as personal hardship or financial difficulty that contributes to the applicant’s financial need).
  • School Transcripts documenting good academic standing: May use unofficial transcripts, however, document must show applicant name, number of credits, grades and courses completed.
  • Verification of enrollment for the 2017 fall semester: letter from school; course schedule can also serve as proof of enrollment)
  • Fee Schedule: from your college/university for the academic year
  • APTA Sponsorship Form: completed with sponsor signature

All applications must be submitted electronically by 5:00 p.m. (eastern time) on Friday, June 16, 2017.​

MSA Scholarships (March 31st Deadline)

» Must be pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering or related degree at one of the six eligible universities (see MSA’s website for details).
» Must have attained junior or senior standing by beginning of Fall 2017 semester.
»Must be a full-time student.
» Must have at least a 3.0 GPA.
» Can’t have received a past MSA scholarship.

Apply online: https://msa-ps-careers.silkroad.com/msaext/Home/Student-Center.html

Chi Epsilon Scholarships

Chi Epsilon Undergraduate Scholarship Application 2017: https://www.chi-epsilon.org/xewebgeneral2/Members/ScholarshipApps.aspx

Application Deadline – Your application and supporting documents must be combined into a single PDF and emailed to your Faculty Advisor by October 15, 2016. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted for further consideration.

While you might be able to use the link shown below, most browsers (including those in Windows 10) will not open the form fillable PDF. To avoid this issue, please right click on the link and “Save link as” to your desktop or other appropriate location. At this point you should be able to open the document with a recent version of Acrobat Reader.

Once completed, applications are subjected to a technical review by the Faculty Advisor before being forwarded to the District Councillor for merit review and ranking. The top two candidates from each District are sent on to the national office for additional consideration by the finalist selection committee. Recipients will be considered for either a National Scholarship – $3,500 or a District Scholarship – $2,000.

 

Chi Epsilon Graduate Fellowship Application 2017: https://www.chi-epsilon.org/xewebgeneral2/Members/FellowshipApps.aspx

Application Deadline – Your application and supporting documents must be combined into a single PDF and emailed to your Faculty Advisor by October 15, 2016. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted for further consideration.

While you might be able to use the link shown below, most browsers (including those in Windows 10) will not open the form fillable PDF. To avoid this issue, please right click on the link and “Save link as” to your desktop or other appropriate location. At this point you should be able to open the document with a recent version of Acrobat Reader.

Once completed, applications are subjected to a technical review by the Faculty Advisor before being forwarded to the District Councillor for merit review and ranking. The top two candidates from each District are sent on to the national office for additional consideration by the finalist selection committee. Two Graduate Fellowships – $3,500 will be awarded.

Scholarship: WTS Scholarships – Women Only

Several scholarships are available through our local Greater Chicago Chapter and WTS International.  WTS is an international organization dedicated to the professional advancement of women in transportation.  We are offering four scholarships this year to women pursuing careers in the area of transportation.  Two of the scholarships are for graduate students and two are for undergraduate students.  The scholarships and amounts we are offering from our local chapter are:

–        Sharon D. Banks Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship – $3,000 ($5,000 national)

–        Molitoris Leadership Scholarship for Undergraduates – $2,000 ($5,000 national)

–        Helene M. Overly Memorial Scholarship for Graduate Students – $4,000 ($10,000 national)

–        Leadership Legacy Scholarship for Graduate Students – $2,500 ($5,000 national)

These scholarships are due October 28th.

http://www.wtsinternational.org/greaterchicago/scholarships/