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, enginee ring, 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 WTS Transportation YOU High School Scholarship is in the amount of $500. The winner at the Colorado Chapter level will automatically be entered for consideration of the WTS International Scholarship award of an additional $1,000. The minimum criteria for selection are:
1. Applicant must be a high school senior.
2. GPA of 3.0 or higher.
3. Currently studying math, science, and technology.
Considering a career in a transportation-related field
Applications must be submitted as typed word documents. 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. National awards will be
presented on May 15, 2014 and attendance at awards dinner is strongly recommended.
Please return the completed application to:
WTS Colorado Scholarship Chair
c/o HDR Engineering, Inc.
1670 Broadway, Suite 3400
Denver, CO 80202