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Local Minneapolis Student Receives Scholarship from International Transportation Association

FOR RELEASE: July 24, 2018
CONTACT: Bill Cramer, Communications Director
202-210-2962 (mobile)

 


 

Jenson Draper Awarded $5,000 by the International Bridge, Tunnel & Turnpike Association Foundation to Pursue an Engineering Degree from the Univ. of Minnesota

 

Washington, D.C. – The International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) Foundation scholarship, announced today that Jenson Draper, a resident of Minneapolis currently pursuing an Engineering degree from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, has been awarded one of two 2018 scholarships.  IBTTA is the worldwide association for the owners and operators of toll facilities and the businesses that serve them.

 

Draper, a graduate of DeLaSalle High School, will receive $5,000 from the IBTTA Foundation Scholarship Program designed to assist undergraduate students pursuing degrees in a transportation-related field of study, including engineering; urban and regional planning; construction management; public administration; and other related fields.

 

Draper was selected through a competitive selection process.  This is the second year for the IBTTA Foundation Scholarship Program, which has now awarded $20,000 in scholarship funds to four students.

 

“We are thrilled to present this scholarships to support Jenson in his studies.” said Patrick D. Jones, Executive Director and CEO, IBTTA. “Transportation is an exciting and growing field and we hope these scholarships will encourage and inspire the next generation of transportation leaders.”

 

Philip Miller, Chair of the IBTTA Foundation and Vice President for AECOM.  “Through the IBTTA Foundation Scholarship Program we are investing in the future of the transportation industry for generations to come.  We are excited to watch Jenson advance his studies as he joins the next generation of transportation professionals.” 

 

Jenson Draper will be recognized for his achievement during the Opening Ceremonies of IBTTA’s 86th Annual Meeting and Exhibition in Baltimore, MD on October 15, 2018.

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 them. Founded in 1932, IBTTA has members in more than 26 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.