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WTS Portland Chapter Gail Achterman Leadership Scholarship

$5,400

October 28, 2019

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  • Scholarship Description
  • The purpose of the Gail Achterman Leadership Scholarship is to motivate and reward women who demonstrate leadership in the transportation industry, ensuring that the essential leadership, skills and perspective of women are included in planning the transportation systems of the future. Leadership does not just happen. Leaders personally invest and risk much. They take on struggles that many would avoid and persevere to reach successful outcomes.

    Eligibility:
    -Open to all women
    -Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
    -Currently enrolled in or accepted to an undergraduate or graduate degree program in a transportation-related field such as transportation engineering, planning, finance, communications, or logistics
    -Plans to pursue a career in a transportation-related field
    -Not previously awarded a WTS scholarship

    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
  • 503-736-4381

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Maureen M  on 2/3/2016 9:23:29 PM

I am a single mom who is currently pursuing my goals of becoming a Nurse. This scholarship would mean a lot to me. Thanking you in advance.

Hachilif H  on 1/30/2016 7:30:05 AM

I'm from Algeria student of biology in 3rd year university, and i'm soooooo need for this schoolarship, i want to be a future doctor in this domain.... Good luck

Huong L  on 12/30/2015 10:44:50 PM

This kind of scholarship mean a lot to me, even though I'm only a freshman in high school,but I jousting to looking for scholarship because I have dream of achieving higher education in business administration and accounting.

mani k  on 12/24/2015 7:30:34 PM

hi , I am senior college nursing student and mother I need financial help to complete college/ thanks

alina rizwan m  on 12/11/2015 9:20:06 AM

its truly matter for me i am from Pakistan and we are 4 siblings and my mother is the single parent working for our future my father is paralysie . i only want to reached my dream by studying in new far from PAK. enivornment and also wanted to become something for my parents specially for my mama . these financial crises are the only problem for all so please!

venus k  on 12/6/2015 4:34:38 AM

my friend live at democratic republic of congo she is ao smart and she want come study here in US but she don't have money for the college so she needs help

Lethabo M  on 11/11/2015 1:56:44 PM

I'm in South Africa.Id like to reach my dream by studying overseas. But due to financial crisis. I'm unable to do so

Carolyne N  on 10/19/2015 8:01:12 PM

just to add on what I already said. I am an orphan both my parents are deceased and now I'm left on my own I have no foster parent, family or friend who is able to support me financial.

Carolyne N  on 10/19/2015 7:53:06 PM

I am a second year university student at Brescia university collage at London Ontario but I am running short of my school fees. I need help to finish my education and hopefully join law school after that. I want to be international lawyer and actually travel the world to help those who have their rights but they dont know them. Most specifically refugees and immigration law.

ESTHER M  on 10/7/2015 7:14:06 AM

Am in Kenya completed my diploma in records keeping but i had passed well in my high school and its my prayer to study law or Education.

AGNES O  on 10/4/2015 9:16:20 PM

i had applied

hofit b  on 10/1/2015 1:56:10 PM

is it provided for students from israel? thanks

Tessa E  on 10/1/2015 10:42:52 AM

I am a graduate student in education looking for $5000 to complete my program

Tolua T  on 9/23/2015 3:21:53 PM

I am an undergraduate currently on the search for as much support I can get to help pay college.

sunshine c  on 9/22/2015 10:06:17 PM

i hope you can grant my application. i want to finish my degree for my family

mae b  on 9/17/2015 10:34:44 PM

I would like to win this scholarship to complete my degree. I have one year left, As a mother of two and grandmother of five. I would like to show them that even a I teen mother can complete her goal in life. I have face some many struggle in like but I have not let stop me, I was a child with out a mother , I child with an abusive father and I was a batter wife but all of that and more have not stopped me from reaching my goal. I just need help to finish my degree. to win this scholarship would be a start to finishing what I dreamed for. Thanks for the chance to apply. Mae B.

eskedar t  on 8/22/2015 8:19:28 AM

its very nice is there an apourtunity in field of tourism and im not capaple of paying the fee

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