ITE Diversity Scholars Program

Organization & Scholarship Overview:
The purpose of this program is to increase underrepresented populations participation in the transportation profession by supporting increased diversity at the undergraduate level. Diversity in transportation is critical as practitioners seek to fully understand the transportation needs of communities in the development of equitable mobility improvements to many areas of our society.

Website: ITE Diversity Scholars Program
Online Application: Access Here

Eligibility Requirements:

  • United States high school student of African-American; Native American, Alaskan, and Hawaiian; or Hispanic/Latino heritage
  • United States citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States
  • Intended or declared major in transportation engineering, planning, or a related field
  • Full-time enrollment or intended enrollment at an accredited college or university with an ITE student chapter
  • Good academic standing
    (a) Minimum high school grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
    (b) Minimum ACT math score of 19 or SAT math score of 510
  • Additional preferences:
    First generation college student (neither parent received a baccalaureate degree)
    Low household income – applicants that are eligible for Pell Grants will be given priority, but those not eligible for Pell Grants will still be considered

Required Documents:

  1. Personal Statement (1-2 pages on “Why are you applying for this opportunity?”)
  2. Transcript
  3. ACT and/or SAT Scores
  4. FAFSA Student Aid Acknowledgement Report, view a sample
  5. Two (2) letters of recommendation

Open to DREAMers: No
Renewable: Yes, up to $4,000 annually per student for up to 5 years of undergraduate enrollment
Questions? feel free to contact

Up to $20,000