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International Transportation Foundation Awards $25,000 to Five Students Earning Transportation-Related Degrees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 12, 2020

CONTACT: Bill Cramer, Communications Director

bcramer@ibtta.org – 202.210.2962 mobile

 


 

University of Cincinnati, Colorado School of Mines, University of Washington, Ohio State University, and University of Hawaii Students
Awarded Scholarships from the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association Foundation

 

Washington, D.C. – The International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) Foundation, the educational and charitable arm of the worldwide association for the owners and operators of toll facilities and the businesses that serve them, announced today the selection of five undergraduate student’s receiving scholarships designed to support and encourage future transportation leaders. Selected from accredited educational institutions across the globe, each student will receive a $5,000 scholarship to defray their costs of pursuing an undergraduate degree in a transportation-related field of study, including engineering; urban and regional planning; construction management; public administration; and other related fields.

 

“This year’s recipients are completing their studies in very challenging times. Our industry is adapting rapidly to change all around us,” said Frank McCartney, Chair, IBTTA Foundation and Principal, FGM Consulting. “We congratulate this year’s five scholarship winners who represent the best and brightest, who will be transportation change-agents as innovation and new technologies revolutionize how people work and travel about the country and the world.”

 

The 2020 IBTTA Foundation Scholarship Recipients are:

 

  • Blake Brower, from Beavercreek, OH, studying construction management at the University of Cincinnati;

 

  • Celeste Carmignani, from Golden, CO, studying civil engineering at the Colorado School of Mines;

 

  • Matthew Emery, from Vancouver, WA, studying public policy at the University of Washington;

 

  • Ryan Hess, from Canonsburg, PA, studying civil engineering at the Ohio State University; and

 

  • Paul Hutchinson, from Waialua, HI, studying civil engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
     

“We are thrilled to award scholarships to these five outstanding students to help support their transportation-related degrees,” said Samuel Johnson, Interim CEO, Transportation Corridor Agencies and IBTTA President. “The IBTTA Foundation is proud to support our future leaders and their contributions to enhancing mobility. Incorporating this next generation’s ideas and passion around the environment, habitat and social equity will be essential to future efforts to improve the movement of goods and people around the world.”

 

The 2020 scholarship recipients will be recognized for their achievement during the Opening Ceremonies of IBTTA’s Virtual Annual Meeting & Exhibition on September 14, 2020.

 

The IBTTA Foundation’s scholarship program is 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.

 

For more information about IBTTA, please visit www.ibtta.org or contact Bill Cramer at bcramer@ibtta.org or 202-210-2962.

 

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About IBTTA

The International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) is the worldwide association for the owners and operators of toll facilities and the businesses that serve tolling. Founded in 1932, IBTTA has members in more than 20 countries on six continents. Through advocacy, thought leadership and education, members are implementing state-of-the-art, innovative user-based transportation financing solutions to address the critical infrastructure challenges of the 21st Century. For more information, visit www.ibtta.org or join us on Twitter @IBTTA or #TollRoads.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 12, 2020

CONTACT: Bill Cramer, Communications Director

bcramer@ibtta.org – 202.210.2962 mobile