WTS launched the Leadership Legacy Scholarship in 2007. Through this award, WTS provides support to an outstanding young woman pursuing graduate studies working toward a career in transportation or a related field, and who demonstrates a specific interest in advancing transportation innovation in the international arena.
The Leadership Legacy Scholarship currently takes the name of the WTS International Chair, Beverley Swaim Staley. It has a sustainable community and public transit focus with emphasis on candidates who are working to rejoin the workforce after some time away from the industry.
-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.