Now Accepting Applications for 2017
In furthering our mission of increasing and retaining the number of individuals choosing the transit field as a career, the APTF will award a minimum of twenty scholarships, ranging from $2,500 to $5,000 each, to college students or transit professionals who are interested in pursuing or advancing in a career in the public transportation industry.
Awards cover the academic year, beginning in the fall 2017 semester, and assist with tuition costs or other educational expenses.
Applicants must be college sophomores (30 hours or more satisfactorily completed), juniors, seniors, or those seeking advanced degrees at a fully accredited institution?, with a 3.0 minimum GPA. All applicants must be sponsored by a member organization of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). Any member may serve as a sponsor.
The 2017 scholars will receive free? registration and a travel stipend to attend APTA’s 2017 Annual Meeting and EXPO, which will be held in Atlanta, GA, October 8-11. At the conference they will have the opportunity to attend workshops and sessions as well as meet with industry professionals from across the country.
All applications must be submitted electronically by 5:00 p.m. (eastern time) on Friday, June 16, 2017.
APTF Now Offering Single-Year Scholarships
The American Public Transportation Foundation (APTF) is pleased to announce the creation of a Single-Year Scholarship program. These scholarships are unique for the foundation because they are non-endowed, titled scholarships that are created and awarded in the same year. This program was created for individuals and organizations who would like to create an APTF sponsorship but may not have the budget to meet the $50,000 commitment necessary for a permanent, named scholarship.
Single-Year Scholarships start at $5,000 and the program offers some flexibility for the donor(s). Scholarships may be funded by a single organization or individual, or through multiple smaller contributions. Individual donors contributing less than the $5,000 minimum (but at least $2,000) may fund a jointly-named scholarship, i.e., the Smith-Jones Scholarship. Contributions in multiples of $5,000 may be used to fund additional scholarships in succeeding years or to fund multiple scholarships in one year. Donors will be recognized in APTF materials and announcements as well as at the APTF scholar ceremony at the APTA Annual meeting. Donors will also have the opportunity to suggest scholar selection criteria for their scholarship, i.e. area of study, geographical location, etc.
Single year scholarship recipients will be chosen along with the named scholarships at the APTF Board’s scholarship selection meeting in August. The scholarships will be awarded during the following APTA Annual Meeting. Additional information may be found on the program flyer?. If are interested in sponsoring a Single-Year Scholarship, or if you have any questions, please contact Lindsey Robertson at firstname.lastname@example.org.