Available Scholarships & Requirements

General Requirements

Scholarship awards are distributed directly to the awardee's academic institution. Applicants must be enrolling at an accredited college, university, or vocational/technical institution for the coming fall academic term. 


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available scholarships & requirements

Note: 2018 Scholarship requirements will be listed in October. Some scholarships may be awarded twice.

COMTO Partner Scholarships

Atkins North America Achievement Scholarship
Scholarship Amount: $2,000
Applicant Requirements:

  • Graduating High School Student
  • Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited University or Technical College.
  • Applicant must have an overall grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Applicant must have an intention to study Transportation (Disciplines to include Technology, Engineering, Planning, Management).
  • Applicant must show active commitment to community service.

Atkins North America Leadership Scholarship
Scholarship Amount: $3,000
Applicant Requirements:

  • College Student
    • Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited college/university/vocational-technical institution in the fall of 2018.
    • Applicant must be enrolled in the field of Transportation, Engineering, Planning or related discipline.
    • Applicant must be an undergraduate student with a minimum of twelve (12) semester credit hours.
    • Applicant must have demonstrated leadership skills.
    • Applicant must show active commitment to community service.
  • Graduate Student
    • Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited college/university/vocational-technical institution in the fall of 2018.
    • Applicant must be accepted/enrolled in the field of Transportation, Engineering, Planning, or related discipline.
    • Applicant must have demonstrated leadership skills.
    • Applicant must show active commitment to community service.

HNTB Scholarship
Scholarship Amount: $5,000
Applicant Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a graduating high school senior
  • Applicant must be accepted to an accredited University or Technical College for Fall 2018
  • Applicant must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Applicant must have an intention to study Transportation, or a Transportation-related discipline
  • Applicant must have demonstrated leadership skills and activities

Infrastructure Engineering Scholarship
Scholarship Amount: $2,500
Applicant Requirements:

  • Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited college/university/vocational-technical institution in the fall of 2018
  • Applicant must be enrolled in the field of Transportation, Engineering, Planning or other technical transportation related disciplines.
  • Applicant must be an undergraduate junior or senior or a graduate student.
  • Applicant must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • COMTO member a plus but not mandatory. 

Jacobs Engineering Scholarship
Scholarship Amount: $2,500
Applicant Requirements:

  • Applicant must be an undergraduate junior or senior or a graduate student in the field of transportation. Transportation fields include: Transportation, Planning, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Safety, Urban Planning, Construction Engineering, or other related disciplines.
  • Applicant must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale at the undergraduate level or 3.5 on a 4.0 scale at the graduate level.
  • Applicant must be an active COMTO member with dedicated community service. 

Jacobs Engineering Transportation Scholarship
Scholarship Amount: $2,500
Applicant Requirements:

  • Applicant must be an undergraduate junior or senior or a graduate student in the field of transportation. Transportation field include: Transportation, Planning, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Safety, Urban Planning, Construction Engineering, or other related disciplines.
  • Applicant must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale at the undergraduate level or 3.5 on a 4.0 sale at the graduate level.
  • Applicant/Parent/Grandparent or Guardian must be an active COMTO member with dedicated community service. 

LTK Engineering Scholarship
Scholarship Amount: $6,000
Applicant Requirements:

  • Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited college/university/vocational-technical institution in the fall of 2018
  • Applicant must be an undergraduate student entering their junior or senior year or a graduate student enrolled in a minimum of twelve (12) semester credits
  • Applicant must be pursuing a degree in Engineering or other technical transportation related discipline.
  • Applicant must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. 

LTK Engineering Transportation Planning Scholarship
Scholarship Amount: $5,000
Applicant Requirements:

  • Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited college/university/vocational-technical institution in the fall of 2018.
  • Applicant must be an undergraduate entering their junior or senior year or a graduate student enrolled in a minimum of twelve (12) semester credits
  • Applicant must be pursuing a degree in Transportation Planning or other technical transportation related discipline.
  • Applicant must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. 

WSP USA Engineering Scholarship (2 available)
Scholarship Amount: $2,500
Applicant Requirements:

  • Applicant must be an undergraduate student enrolled at an accredited college/university majoring in an Engineering field.
  • Applicant must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Applicant/Parent/Grandparent or Guardian must be a COMTO member in good standing for a minimum of one (1) year.

WSP USA Golden Apple Scholarship
Scholarship Amount: $2,500
Applicant Requirements:

  • Graduating high school student must be a COMTO member or their parent(s)/guardians must be COMTO members
  • Applicant must be accepted at an accredited college/university/vocational-technical institution.
  • Applicant must possess a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale upon graduation from high school.
  • Applicant must express a desire to work in the field of transportation.

WSP USA Women In Leadership Scholarship
Scholarship Amount: $3,000
Applicant Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a female student pursuing a masters degree in the field of Civil Engineering or related studies with interest in leadership in transportation.
  • Applicant must be enrolled as a full time student in an accredited university or ABET accredited Civil Engineering Program.
  • Applicant must have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.
  • Applicant must demonstrate strong leadership skills.
  • Applicant must have an active commitment to community service and diversity

COMTO National Scholarships

Carmen E. Turner Scholarship
Scholarship Amount: $3,500
Applicant Requirements:

  • Applicant/Parent/Grandparent or Guardian must be a COMTO member in good standing for a minimum of one (1) year.
  • Applicant must be an undergraduate student or graduate student enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credit hours.
  • Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited college/university/vocational-technical institution in the fall of 2018.
  • Applicant must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Julie Cunningham Legacy Scholarship
Scholarship Amount: $7,500
Applicant Requirements:

  • Doctoral Degree/PhD candidate/Graduate student currently enrolled in an accredited college or university
  • Enrolled in the field of Transportation or related studies with interest in leadership in transportation.
  • Overall grade point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.
  • Demonstrated strong leadership skills.
  • Active commitment to community service and diversity.
  • Demonstrated commitment to COMTO on local or national level.
  • Available for full time internship with partner organizations.

North Carolina A&T State University Scholarship
Scholarship Amount: $3,000
Applicant Requirements:

  • Applicant must be enrolled at North Carolina A&T State University
  • NCA&T student in the field of Transportation, Supply Chain Management, Civil Engineering, Logistics, Safety, Environmental Disciplines, or other related disciplines, or other related disciplines.
  • NCA&T student who will be in his/her junior year during the award period (2018-2019).
  • NCA&T student who will complete his/her undergraduate work during the award period (2018-2019).
  • NCA&T student who has a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Rosa L. Parks Scholarship
Scholarship Amount: $4,500
Applicant Requirements:

  • Graduating high school student of a COMTO Member
  • Applicant/Parent/Grandparent or Guardian must be a COMTO member in good standing for a minimum of one (1) year.
  • The applicant must be accepted at an accredited college/university/vocational-technical institution in the fall of 2018.
  • Applicant must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

Thomas G. Neusom Scholarship
Scholarship Amount: $5,500
Applicant Requirements:

  • Applicant/Parent/Grandparent or Guardian must be a COMTO member in good standing for a minimum of one (1) year.
  • Applicant must be an undergraduate student or graduate student enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credits.
  • Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited college/university/vocational-technical institution in the fall of 2018.
  • Applicant must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Trailblazer Scholarship
Scholarship Amount: $2,500
Applicant Requirements:

  • Applicant/Parent/Grandparent or Guardian must be a COMTO member in good standing for a minimum of one (1) year.
  • Applicant must be an undergraduate student or graduate student enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credits.
  • Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited college/university/vocational-technical institution in the fall of 2018.
  • Applicant must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Woman Who Moves the Nation Scholarship
Scholarship Amount: $5,000
Applicant Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a Graduate/Undergraduate female student attending college with a grade point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.
  • Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited college/university/vocational-technical institution in the fall of 2018.
  • Applicant must be a student majoring in business, entrepreneurship, political science or other specialized area.
  • Applicant must be a student who is passionate about solving problems and the advancement of women in management in transit/transportation related organization
  • Applicant must be a student who desires to lead in some capacity, as a supervisor, manager, director, etc. in transit or transportation related organization.