The IBTTA Foundation – the research, education and charitable arm of the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association – has established a scholarship program to assist current undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in transportation-related fields (listed on eligibility tab below).
This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, or national origin.
Applicants to the IBTTA Foundation Scholarship Program must be:
International students may apply.
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $5,000 award. Up to six (6) awards will be granted. Awards are not renewable and are one-time only.
At least one award will be allocated to a recipient attending an HBCU, depending upon qualified applicants. The notified recipient must be enrolled in full-time undergraduate study at a verified HBCU institution for the entire upcoming academic year.
One award may be allocated to a graduate student.
Selection of Recipients
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, unusual personal or family circumstances, and two online recommendations. Applicants are also required to submit an essay introducing themselves and addressing the following question: “What are your views on our nation’s transportation needs by the year 2030? How might those needs impact mobility and what role will you play?” In your response, be sure to reference any transportation-related work history that will help us in our evaluation of your application.
Selection of finalists is made by Scholarship America. Selection of recipients is made by the IBTTA Foundation. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
Applicants will be notified in May. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Non-recipients may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.
Payment of Scholarships
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Foundation. Payments are made in one installment in early August.
As part of your application, you must upload the following documents:
Two online recommendations must be submitted on your behalf.
Your application is not considered complete unless all required documents above are submitted electronically.