Senior Scholarship Opportunity

Hi Gemmies! We have a great scholarship opportunity for high school seniors studying STEM. Read below and see the attachment for more info if you are interested!



WTS is an international organization dedicated to the professional advancement of women in transportation.  The Transportation YOU High School Scholarship is in the amount of $1,000 from the local chapter and an opportunity for an additional $1,000 at the national level.  All local winners will be forwarded on to the national level to compete for the national scholarship awards.  I have attached a copy of the scholarship application which is due October 28th.

I would also like to take this opportunity to tell you more about the Transportation YOU program, and ask if you would be interested in participating in a presentation and workshop activity at some point this year.  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.

Specifically, the Chicago Transportation YOU Chapter has hosted a tour of the O’Hare Airport for a class field trip, held a business etiquette seminar, led an Urban Streets tour, and presented workshops on specific transit topics in schools throughout the Chicagoland region.

We are eager to make additional contacts this year and would like to know if you or another teacher or club supervisor at your school would be interested in having Transportation YOU come in to give a presentation about the scholarship program and lead an activity introducing students to the Transportation CAREER field.  The specific topic, date, and length of time would—of course—be at your discretion.

Again, it is my hope that you will assist in forwarding on the applications to eligible students.  It is not required for girls to participate in this program to be eligible for the scholarship; however it would be a great addition.   Please feel free to reach out to me if this is something that would be of interest to you, you have any questions or if there is an alternative contact that would be better suited to distribute this information. Thank You!


Jane Wilberding, AICP

Planner + Analyst

20 North Clark Street, 4th Floor

Chicago, IL  60602

312.263.8400  312.263.8406 (f)

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