American Public Transportation Foundation Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$15,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

June 17

Monday
Awarded By:

American Public Transportation Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered varies annually. Each year, 16 or more awards will be offered.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must enroll full time at an accredited institution.
  3. Must have and maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or higher in course work relevant to the industry or required of a degree program, and either be employed by or demonstrate a strong interest in entering the public transportation industry.
  4. Must major in a public transportation industry-related field of study.
  5. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  6. Must be a current college sophomore (30 or more hours satisfactorily completed), junior, senior, or graduate student.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: Currently enrolled sophomores, juniors, seniors or graduate students who are majoring in a public transportation industry-related field of study are eligible to apply. Students must have and maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Application requirements for the American Public Transportation Foundation Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Essay
  • Recommendation letters (3)
  • Official Transcript
  • Signature of APTA sponsor
Additional Information: The APTF Board of Directors will select the recipients in August and nominees will be appropriately notified of awards. The scholarship awards will be presented at the APTA Annual Meeting. Award winners also will receive a complimentary subscription to APTA's weekly newspaper, Passenger Transport, and a complimentary registration for major APTA meetings during their tenure in the program.

Award Amount: $2,500 to $5,000 annually, renewable for each year of the academic program provided the recipients continue to meet eligibility requirements.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $15,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, June 17

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, June 17

Applications are available online on the American Public Transportation Foundation (APTF) website. In addition to the completed application, the applicant must submit the following materials: a typed, double-spaced essay of no more than 1,000 words on the topic listed on the application; three letters of recommendation from individuals explaining why the student qualifies for the scholarship (recommendations must not come from relatives); a typed, 500 word/1 page Statement of Financial need; official transcripts; a copy of the fee schedule from his/her college/university for the academic year; verification of enrollment for the fall semester; a signature of APTA sponsor. All nominations/applications must be received by the deadline date.
Contact: Lindsey Robertson
Address: 1300 I Street, NW Suite 1200 East Washington, District of Columbia 20006

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