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IBTTA Foundation Scholarship Program

About the Program

Through a competitive selection process, the IBTTA Foundation awards $5,000 scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students who are working towards a transportation-related degree at an accredited university. This scholarship program is launched every spring and administered by Scholarship America®, the nation's largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability or national origin.    

Meet our 2021 Recipients!

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Application Period

The application process is through Scholarship America.

Please check back in February 2022 for information on the 2022 Scholarship Program.


The eligibility requirements below are from the 2021 application process and are subject to change in 2022.

This scholarship is open to students worldwide.

Students must:

1.  Be a current undergraduate college student who has completed at least two full undergraduate coursework at the time of application (24 credit minimum), or a graduate student in any year of study;

2. Be pursuing a degree in one of the following fields:

  • Civil Engineering
  • City and Regional Planning
  • Construction Management
  • Public Policy or Public Administration
  • Structural Engineering
  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Information Technology
  • Business Management
  • Marketing, Communications
  • Operations Management
  • Other transportation related degrees

3. Planning to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year AND,

4. Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).


IBTTA will award up to six scholarships in 2021.

  • Up to five awards of $5,000 each will be granted to undergraduate students. At least one of the awards will be given to a student attending an HBCU.
  • One award of $5,000 will be granted to a student pursuing a graduate degree.
  • Recipients are invited to accept their award in person at the IBTTA Annual Meeting which will be held in October in Anaheim, CA.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal. Applicants are also required to submit a resume demonstrating work that has been done on industry-related activities and answer a transportation-related essay quesion. Financial need is not considered.

The selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.


Applicants are notified in June of the application year. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of the IBTTA Foundation. Payments are made in one installment in early August.


Recipients have no obligation to the IBTTA Foundation. They are, however, required to notify Scholarship America of any changes in address, school enrollment, or other relevant information, and to send a complete official transcript when requested.


Students are asked on their application if they'd like to be considered for an IBTTA Internship program.  This internship program is organized through the Toll Immersion Program which pairs IBTTA agency members with Platinum Sponsors.  Students interested in being considered are asked to share their information with IBTTA.  It is an opt-in program.