National Scholarship Timeline & Application

2018 TIMELINE*

Application Open: November 6, 2017
Application Deadline: February 1, 2018
Applicant Notification: April 15, 2018
National Scholarship Luncheon: July 30, 2018
Award Distribution: August 6, 2018

*Dates are subject to change.


APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Resume A 1-page resume that outlines your work and volunteer experience, leadership skills, education, awards, and any transportation-related work or academic experience.

Letter of Motivation A letter that introduces yourself and describes your goals and transportation-related career aspirations. Letters must be typed, double-spaced, and no more than 2 pages. Letters of Motivation that do not list the applicant's name in the header or footer will not be accepted.

Transcript A copy of your most recent academic transcript (university) or report card (high school). An unofficial transcript/report card will be accepted; however, accepted awardees may be required to submit an official transcript/report card prior to award distribution. 

Letter of Recommendation Two written letters of recommendation from your department chair, a professor in your academic major, a supervisor from an organization where you have volunteered, a member of your COMTO Chapter, or your employer, are required. Letters of Recommendation must have been written within the last 6 months, and must be dated and signed.

Headshot A high resolution headshot of yourself in professional attire. Do not include a full-body or group image. If applicant is selected, this image may be used in COMTO scholarship award announcements. 

Proof of COMTO Membership  If COMTO Membership is required of you, or a parent/guardian, attach documentation showing proof of membership with current dues paid. 


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

  • Applications must be submitted online by the application closing date. Emailed applications will not be accepted.
  • All fields and attachments are required. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 
  • Letters of Motivation that do not list the applicant's name in the header or footer will not be accepted. 
  • Letters of Recommendations must have been written within the last 6 months, and must be dated and signed. 
  • Applicants must be enrolling at an accredited college, university, or vocational/technical institution for the coming fall academic term. 

NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

The 2018 National scholarship application will open November 6, 2017.