Women’s Transportation group offering $2500 scholarship

Posted Jan. 03, 2014, at 3:55 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Chapter of Women’s Transportation Seminar is offering its first $2,500 scholarship to an outstanding female high school senior pursuing a career in Transportation and enrolling in a college or university in one of the STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math).

The recipient will be selected based on academic performance in high school, participation in extracurricular activities, letters of reference, and a personal statement.

Application deadline for the scholarship is Jan. 15.  WTS-Maine scholarship packages were mailed to all Maine high school guidance offices in November 2013.  Students may find the application at their local guidance office, or may contact Elizabeth Brownell at 879-1838 or ebrownell@beckerstructural.com.

“WTS-Maine is very proud to be able to offer this inaugural scholarship to a deserving Maine high school student,” noted WTS – Maine President Katy Hews.  “We were able to fund this scholarship through the generosity of our corporate sponsors and through our excellent program offerings.  The scholarship supports the mission of WTS International to expand opportunities for women in the transportation industry through professional development, mentoring, and strategic positioning of women.”

For more information about the scholarship, contact WTS Maine Scholarship Committee co-chair Sarah LeBlanc at 215-6071 or sarah.k.leblanc@maine.gov.

WTS is an international organization dedicated to building the future of transportation through the global advancement of women.  The Maine Chapter was founded in 2011.  To learn more, please visit www.wtsinternational.org.

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