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Helene M. Overly Memorial Graduate Scholarship

Award Amount
$3,500
Awards Available
1
Deadline
October 28, 2017
  • Scholarship Description
  • The WTS Helene M. Overly Memorial Scholarship was established in 1981 by WTS International to encourage women to pursue career paths in transportation. The scholarship is awarded to women pursuing graduate studies in transportation or a related field.

    In memory of Helene M. Overly, the first Executive Secretary of WTS, the Board of Directors voted to name the annual WTS graduate scholarship the Helene M. Overly Memorial Scholarship to honor Helene for her dedicated service to WTS. Helene became a WTS member in 1981. She brought with her 15 years of experience in public service, tremendous organizational abilities, and a spirit of determination that helped WTS nearly double its membership in two years.

    Eligibility:
    -Open to all women
    -Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
    -Currently attending a junior college, trade school, college or university in Oregon or Southwest Washington
    -Currently enrolled in a junior college /trade school program, undergraduate or graduate degree program in a transportation-related field such as transportation engineering, planning, finance, communications, operations, or logistics
    -Plans to pursue a career in a transportation-related field
    -Not previously awarded a WTS scholarship at the graduate level

    Scholarships are competitive and based on the applicant's specific transportation career goals; leadership, especially related to transportation; academic record; transportation-related activities or job skills; writing skills; and letters of recommendation. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Portland chapter awards will be presented at the December Winter Gala; attendance at the awards dinner is strongly recommended.

    For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
  • Contact
  • Jennifer Chariarse
  • jennifer.chariarse@dot.gov

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