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 WTS 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 WTS Transportation YOU High School Scholarship is $2,000 for the 2018 scholarship year. The minimum criteria for selection are:
- Open to all women
- GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Current resident of Oregon or Southwest Washington
- Currently a high school senior studying math, science, and technology
- Considering a college degree in a transportation-related field
Scholarships are competitive and based on the applicant’s specific transportation career goals; leadership, especially related to transportation; academic record; transportation-related activities or job skills; personal statement; and letters of recommendation. First generation college students, students of color and candidates representing a diversity of educational experiences are encouraged to apply. Portland chapter awards will be presented at the December 6, 2018 Winter Gala; attendance at the awards dinner is strongly recommended.
To Apply: 2018_application_TransportationYOU