In furthering our mission to increase and retain 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.All applicants must be sponsored by an APTA member.
Who Should Apply?
Applicants must be enrolled in a fully accredited institution, have and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA in course work that is relevant to the industry or required of a degree program, and demonstrate a strong interest in entering the public transportation industry. College sophomores (30 hours or more satisfactorily completed), juniors, seniors, or those seeking advanced degrees may apply for scholarships.
Complete applications must be submitted by5:00 PM ET, Friday, June 16, 2017.
Our Mission - "To increase and retain the number of individuals choosing the transit field as a careerby providing scholarships and engagementopportunitiesto deserving students and transit professionals - our future leaders."
Founded in 1971 on the campus of Howard University in Washington, DC, the Conference Of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) was created to provide a forum for senior-level minority professionals in the transportation industry.