The leadership, skills, and perspectives of women are essential to ensure that the transportation systems of the future respond to the needs of all. In keeping with the changes made in 2019, our selection criteria are more explicitly focused on women interested in achieving equity within communities and the transportation sector. We asked questions of the applications to better recognize the leadership potential associated with lived experiences and non-traditional leadership paths.
The WTS Portland chapter offers the following six annual scholarships to high school seniors, junior college, undergraduate, and graduate students to support women seeking leadership opportunities and pursuing transportation careers.
Shelley Holley Transportation YOU Scholarship High School Girls - $2,500
Junior College/Trade School Scholarship - $2,500
Sharon D. Banks Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship - $5,000
Helene M. Overly Memorial Graduate Scholarship - $5,000
Leadership Legacy Scholarship Graduate Scholarship - $5,000
Gail Achterman Leadership Scholarship Graduates & Undergraduates - $7,000
The minimum criteria for selection are: Open to all women; GPA of 3.0 or higher; Current resident of Oregon or Southwest Washington; Currently a high school senior or undergraduate student; Pursuing/considering a college degree in a transportation-related field.