Transportation Scholarships

Here are some of the Transportation scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

Charles Abrams Scholarship

For U.S. citizen attending the graduate planning program at Columbia, Harvard, MIT, the New School for Social Research and the University of Pennsylvania, an award of $2,000 is made.

Yellow Ribbon Scholarship

Scholarship Details This scholarship focuses on broadening the number of traditionally underrepresented groups in the management and operation ranks of the transportation, travel and tourism industry. You must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada You must have attained cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 Scale You must either: a) have a physical or sensory disability (as defined by the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act); or b) be a child of a wounded U.S. or Canadian military veteran; or c) be a veteran of the U.S. or Canadian military The applicant must be a freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student, and must have a declared major or course of study that is relevant to the transportation, travel, and tourism industries and maintain a minimum of a 3.0 GPA (B Average). Online Application (January - April Only)

Ava Doner Memorial Scholarship

Criteria: 1. Must be a female student. 2. Must have a 3.0 GPA. 3. Must plan to pursue a career in a transportation-related field. 4. Must be an undergraduate student. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should view§ion_id=05.07&chapter_id=15 for more information and an application form.

Eisenhower Tribal Colleges Initiatives

The purpose of this fellowship is to identify transportation activities at tribal colleges to provide fellowships for Native American students and faculty.

Transportation Fellowship Program

The Transportation Fellowship Program is open to any student who is: - registered in one of the schools selected to participate in the program; - an ethnic minority (e.g., Black, Hispanic, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Asian, or Pacific Islander), female or economically disadvantaged; - enrolled full-time in a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester undergraduate (at least junior status) or 9 credit hours per semester graduate student, or - enrolled part-time in a minimum of 9 credit hours per semester undergraduate (at least junior status) or 6 credit hours per semester graduate student; and - in compliance with professional standards and able to maintain a satisfactory level of performance in the academic and internship programs. There are six areas of study identified as disciplines for the Fellowship Program. Each will enable a student to develop an understanding and appreciation of the role transportation plays in our society, as well as provide the skills necessary for the transportation professional. The areas of study are: Transportation Planning, Transportation Engineering, Urban and Regional Planning, Transportation Law, Urban or Spatial Geography and Transportation Management. The following colleges and universities are participating in the Transportation Fellowship Program: Paul Quinn College, Texas Christian University, Texas Wesleyan University, Texas Woman's University, University of North Texas, University of Texas at Arlington, University of Texas at Dallas. The Fellowship is a two-year program, designed to assist with the last two years of education, whether graduate or undergraduate. At the discretion of the Advisory and Selection Committee, part-time students will be allowed to take 2 1/2 years to complete their fellowship. Participation as a senior undergraduate in one year and as a graduate the following year is not allowed.

TMC / SAE Donald D. Dawson Technical Scholarship

SAE and The Maintenance Council of American Trucking Associations have established this technical education scholarship to honor the leadership of Donald D. Dawson. From his position as Vice President of Maintenance with Roadway Express, Mr. Dawson worked through SAE and TMC to merge the goals of truck equipment users and manufacturers. This scholarship is intended to encourage the ideal of Mr. Dawson's respected technical competence in transport management. Student Eligibility Requirements: U.S. resident 3.25 grade point average. SAT I math 600 or above and critical reading 550 or above and/or an ACT composite score 27 or above. Pursue an engineering or related science degree through an ABET accredited program. Students transferring from accredited four-year colleges/universities must have a 3.0 or higher grade point average. Students transferring from post-secondary technical/vocational schools must have a 3.5 or higher grade point average and meet all other requirements of the engineering program to which they apply. Terms of Scholarship: One scholarship will be awarded each year for $1,500 per year. Scholarship may be renewed at $1,500 a year for three additional years (total award $6,000). Application Deadline: January 15 How to Apply: Pursue an engineering or related science degree through an ABET accredited program. Begin the application process online Submit Application that includes an essay which demonstrates evidence of hands-on automotive experience or activity (e.g., rebuilding engines, working on cars/trucks, etc.). Official high school/college transcript SAT/ACT scores Selection and Announcement of Recipient: Recipient will be selected by the TMC Scholarship Committee and notified by the end of June. All SAE Scholarship winners will be posted in July/August. Payment of Scholarship Funds: This scholarship will be paid into your account at your selected university in July/August. It can be used for tuition or any other incidental school expenses. Terms for Renewal of Scholarship: May be renewed for $1,500 per year for three additional years. Must maintain a 3.0 grade point average. Must continue enrollment in engineering. Submit the renewal form by May 30.

ABA Diversity Scholarship

Scholarship Details 1 Scholarship, open to ABA Members @ $2,500 each This scholarship focuses on broadening the number of traditionally under represented groups in the management and operation ranks of the transportation, travel, and tourism industry. Eligible candidates must have completed, at a minimum, their first year of college at an accredited university; must have a declared major or course of study relevant to the transportation, travel, and tourism industry; and must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA. Diversity Scholarship Selection Process Winners are judged on their high level of academic achievement, character, leadership, financial need, and commitment to advancing the transportation, travel, and tourism industry. Applicants are required to submit a 500-word essay discussing the role they hope to play in advancing the future of the transportation, motorcoach, travel, and tourism/hospitality industry. Those applicants affiliated with ABA-member companies receive additional consideration to those who are not affiliated with ABA-members. All applicants are notified of the competition results in May. An impartial selection committee of educators is responsible for ranking and choosing the winners. Online Application (January - April Only)

Eisenhower Graduate Fellowships

The Graduate Fellowships are specifically designed for students who are pursuing a Masters degree or Doctorate degree in transportation-related fields at the school of their choice.

Peter L. Picknelly Honorary Scholarship

Scholarship Details 1 Scholarship, open to ABA Members at $2,500 This fund is established to recognize the contribution of bus drivers, mechanics and maintenance personnel to the motorcoach industry. Eligible applicants are bus drivers or maintenance personnel, or their children, of ABA operator members. Candidates must be in a technical school or accredited learning institutions with two-year or more transportation-related education programs. Applicants to the fund must demonstrate a financial need, maintain a 3.0 Grade Point Average and effectively demonstrate their desire and ability, to participate successfully in a learning program as described above. Online Application (January - April Only)

Eisenhower Grants for Research Fellowships (GRF)

The purpose of the GRF is to acquaint students with transportation research, development, and technology transfer activities and to provide talented students opportunities to conduct research on important transportation topics at U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) facilities.

Jack E. Leisch Scholarship

ASCE member enrolled full-time in a transportation/traffic engineering graduate program; university must be ABET accredited and a member of the Council of University Transportation Centers; thesis topic is considered in selection.

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