WTS fosters the development of women and girls in the transportation field by encouraging bright new professionals and students to undertake careers in the area of transportation. One way it does this is by awarding the Transportation YOU High School Scholarship to girls pursuing high school studies in science, technology, engineering, and math.
Transportation YOU is a hands-on, interactive, mentoring program that offers young girls ages 13-18 an introduction to a wide variety of transportation careers. Through the Transportation YOU program and this scholarship, WTS chapters work to make a difference in the lives of young girls by offering opportunities and activities that will spark their interest in all modes of transportation and encourage them to take courses in math, science, and technology, which are the stepping stones to exciting careers that can change the face of the transportation industry.
The minimum criteria for selection are:
a. Open to women
b. Applicant must be a high school senior
c. GPA of 3.0 or higher
d. Currently studying math, science, and technology
e. Considering a career in a transportation-related field
The scholarships are competitive and based on the applicant's specific transportation involvement and goals, job skills and academic record. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Local recipients will be announced in early November 2017. The final decision for all scholarship awards is solely within the discretion of the WTS Philadelphia Scholarship Committee.
Winners and a guest will be invited to attend the WTS Philadelphia Annual Awards Dinner at Vie located in Center City Philadelphia on the evening of November 30, 2017. Attendance at the awards dinner is strongly encouraged.
Local Philadelphia Chapter winners for each scholarship will be advanced for the opportunity to win the WTS International Foundation’s national scholarship award. Winners of the WTS Philadelphia Chapter Transportation YOU High School Scholarship will be entered to compete for the WTS International Transportation YOU Scholarship.
All materials must be submitted electronically in PDF format. Except for the letter of recommendation, all materials must arrive in a single email with the subject line “WTS Scholarship - . All materials must be received by 11:59pm on Saturday, October 14th, 2017. All submission materials and questions should be directed to:
Helen Lam, P.E.
WTS Philadelphia Scholarship Chair email@example.com
Incomplete or illegible applications will NOT be reviewed. When all parts of your application have been received, you will receive an email confirmation. The WTS Philadelphia Chapter is very excited to receive your applications and to select the award winners!
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