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The Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) awards a variety of scholarships to college students pursuing careers in the transportation industry.

 

COMTO's mission is to ensure opportunities and maximum participation in the transportation industry for minority individuals, businesses, and communities of color, through advocacy, information sharing, training, education, and professional development.

 

The National Scholarship Program is one way to ensure the continuing legacy of minorities in transportation. Selections are made annually by a team of industry professionals, as well as representatives from academia. 

 

APPLY FOR A 2017 COMTO NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

 

Contact info@comto.org to sponsor a National Scholarship.

 


 

Scholarship awards are disbursed directly to the awardee's institution of higher education in August. Upon acknowledgement of award, awardees must submit their school bursar or financial aid office mailing address, along with their student identification number. 

 


 

COMTO NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

 

Carmen E. Turner Scholarship | $3,500.00

  • 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 (6) six credit hours.
  • Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited college/university/vocational-technical institution in the fall of 2017.
  • Applicant must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

 

Julie Cunningham Legacy Scholarship | $7,500.00

  • 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 a local or national level.
  • Available for full time internship with partner organizations.

 

North Carolina A&T University Scholarship | $3,000.00

  • Applicant must be enrolled at North Carolina AT&T University.
  • NC A&T student in the field of Transportation including: Transportation, Safety, Urban Planning, Environmental disciplines, Public Services, or other related disciplines.
  • NC A&T student who will be in his/her junior year during the award period (2017-2018).
  • NC A&T student who will complete his/her undergraduate work during the award period (2017-2018).
  • NC A&T student who has a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

 

North Texas Exceptional High School Student | $3,000.00

  • Applicant must be a Texas resident.
  • Applicant must have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Applicant must be accepted at an accredited college/university/vocational-technical institution in the fall of 2017.
  • Applicant/Parent/Grandparent or Guardian must be a COMTO member in good standing for a minimum of one (1) year.

 

North Texas Exceptional Undergraduate/Graduate Student | $4,500.00

  • Applicant must be a Texas resident.
  • Applicant must be pursuing a degree in a transportation related discipline.
  • Applicant must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Suggested Requirement: COMTO member a plus but not mandatory.

 

Rosa L. Parks Scholarship | $4,500.00

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 2017.
  • Applicant must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

College Student enrolled in a transportation discipline

  • 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 with a minimum of 60 semester credit hours or a Master’s Degree candidate with a minimum of 15 credits.
  • Applicant must be declared in a transportation related discipline.
  • Applicant must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

 

Thomas G. Neusom Scholarship | $5,500.00

  • 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 2017.
  • Applicant must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

 

Trailblazer Scholarship | $2,500.00

  • 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 2017.
  • Applicant must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

 

Woman Who Moves the Nation Scholarship | $3,000.00

  • 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 2017.
  • 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 organizations.
  • Applicant must be a student who desires to lead in some capacity, as a supervisor, manager, director, etc. in transit or transportation related organization.

 


 

COMTO PARTNER SCHOLARSHIPS


Atkins North America Leadership Scholarship | $3,000.00

College Student

  • Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited college/university/vocational-technical institution in the fall of 2017.
  • 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 2017.
  • 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.

 

Atkins North America Achievement Scholarship | $2,000.00

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.

College Student

  • 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 be active commitment to community service.

 

CH2M Industry Partner Scholarship | $3,000.00

  • Applicant must be a graduating high school student or undergraduate.
  • Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited college or university engineering program.
  • Applicant must have an overall grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Applicant’s studies must be focused in the field of transportation.

 

First Transit Scholarship | $6,000.00

  • Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited college/university/vocational-technical institution in the fall of 2017.
  • 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 in the fall of 2017.

 

Infrastructure Engineering Scholarship | $2,500.00

  • Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited college/university/vocational-technical institution in the fall of 2017.
  • 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 | $2,500.00

  • 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 | $2,500.00

  • 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/Parent/Grandparent or Guardian must be an active COMTO member with dedicated community service.

 

LTK Engineering Scholarship* | $6,000.00

  • Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited college/university/vocational-technical institution in the fall of 2017
  • 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..
  • Internship opportunities with LTK will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

 

LTK Engineering Transportation Planning Scholarship* | $5,000.00

  • Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited college/university/vocational-technical institution in the fall of 2017
  • 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 Transportation Planning or other technical transportation related discipline.
  • Applicant must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

 

MV Transit Scholarship | $3,500.00

  • Applicant/Parent/Grandparent or Guardian must be a COMTO member in good standing for a minimum of one (1) year.
  • Applicant must be accepted at an accredited college/university/vocational-technical institution in the fall of 2017.
  • Applicant must be graduating high school student.
  • Applicant must possess a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale upon graduation from high school.

 

MV Transit Scholarship | $4,000.00

  • Applicant/Parent/Grandparent or Guardian must be a COMTO member in good standing for a minimum of one (1) year.
  • Applicant must be accepted at an accredited college/university/vocational-technical institution in the fall of 2017.
  • Applicant must be enrolled in the field of Transportation, Engineering, Planning or other technical transportation related disciplines.
  • Applicant must possess a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.

 

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Engineering Scholarship** | $2,500.00 (2 Available)

  • 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 one a minimum of (1) year.

 

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Golden Apple Scholarship** | $2,500.00

  • 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 | Parsons Brinckerhoff Women in Leadership Scholarship** | $3,000.00

  • Applicant must be a female student pursuing a Master 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.

 

*Internships at LTK Engineering will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

**Internships at WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

 


 

2017 NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS TIMELINE

  • Application open: February 19, 2017
  • Application deadline: April 14, 2017
  • Applicant notification: May 15, 2017
  • COMTO National Conference in Detroit, MI: July 14-17, 2017 (Some awardees may be invited to attend the Annual Scholarship Luncheon held during the annual conference.)
  • Scholarship award disbursement: August 1, 2017

*Dates are tentative and subject to change.


 

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