WTS Transportation YOU High School Scholarship
Organization & Scholarship Description:
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 through the Greater Chicago Chapter is $1,000. The winner of the Greater Chicago Chapter scholarship will be nominated for the WTS International Foundation scholarship of $2,500.
Website: WTS Transportation YOU High School Scholarship
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- Applicant must be a female high school senior attending a CPS school (or school in the Chicagoland area)
GPA of 3.0 or higher (weighted or unweighted)
- Currently studying math, science, and technology
- Considering a career in a transportation-related field
- Official High School Transcript
- One (1) letter of recommendation from a Teacher and/or Counselor
- Student must submit a completed application via CPS Academic Works.
Statement of interest – this is different from and in addition to the personal statement: There are many types of transportation, including walking, bicycles, scooters, buses, boats, trains, cars and planes. Just about everything and everyone moves at some point – food travels from farm to market; people travel for school, work, and fun; parts for electronics and other consumer goods are shipped from all over the world and assembled in a plant before being shipped further to a consumer. Within all these transportation modes and businesses there are many different kinds of facilities, operations, and goals. Briefly (200-500 words) respond to ONE of the following two prompts:
(a) Is there a particular area of transportation described in the above paragraph that interests you, and why?
(b) Describe a transportation problem that you’ve observed in your community or anywhere in the world. Why is this a problem? What is a possible solution?
Personal Statement: A statement about your goals to pursue studies in STEM areas (science, technology, engineering, or math) while in college and why you think that you should receive the scholarship award. Statement should not exceed 500 words.
Resume (optional): If you would like your resume forwarded to companies in the Chicago area for potential job shadow or internship experiences, please include a copy with your application.
Open to DREAMers: Yes
Renewable: No, but students who have applied or received this scholarship in the past can apply again for consideration.
For questions regarding application completion contact CPS Scholarship Manager via email at CollegeScholarhips@cps.edu
For questions regarding the organization and eligibility requirements contact the Scholarship Provider via email at WTSChicago.Scholarship@gmail.com