New Diversity Scholars Program

By Marianne Saglam posted 01-16-2019 04:47 PM

  

The ITE Legacy Fund is proud to introduce its new Diversity Scholars Program.  The goal 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. 

This program is open to any U.S. high school student of African-American; Native American, Alaskan, and Hawaiian; or Hispanic/Latino heritage with an interest in a career in transportation and seeking to study transportation engineering, planning, or in a related-field at a school with an established ITE Student Chapter. Preference will be given to first generation college students and low family income which will be a selection factor with greater preference based on need.

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)
  • ITE Student Chapter engagement
  • Mentoring
  • Internship Opportunities

We will begin accepting applications by February 1, 2019, with applications due by March 31, 2019. The first scholar will be announced in April, 2019.

Be on the lookout for more information near the end of January. 

Questions? Contact Colleen Agan at cagan@ite.org.

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