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. Understanding that success at the university level, in particular for first generation college students, requires a multi-faceted approach, there are four cornerstones to this program:

  • Financial support (a total of up to $20,000 in scholarship support: up to $4000 annually per student for up to 5 years of undergraduate enrollment)
  • ITE Student Chapter engagement
  • Mentoring
  • Internship Opportunities

Website: ITE Diversity Scholars Program
Online Application: Access Here
Informational Flyer: View 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 weighted GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • 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 (requested but not required)
  4. FAFSA Student Aid Report
  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. After initial selection, to continue in the ITE Diversity Scholars Program, the student must maintain:

  • Continuous full-time enrollment in a transportation engineering, planning, or a related program at a college or university with an established ITE Student Chapter,
  • Minimum 2.5 grade point average per semester (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Continued progress toward graduation,
  • Students will provide necessary transcripts and requested documentation to the ITE Diversity Scholars Program Subcommittee.
  • The financial support is for up to a maximum of $20,000: $4,000 provided annually per student for up to 5 years of undergraduate enrollment

Questions? Please to contact

Up to $20,000