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ITSCA recognizes the importance of recruiting students into our industry. Each year, ITSCA offers scholarships to students who wish to advance their studies in the area of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). This academic year, three different types of scholarships are available.

ITS California (ITS CA) and California Transportation Foundation (CTF) Scholarships

AWARD: Thanks to a partner ship with California Transportation foundation, up to two scholarships to advance academic studies and careers in the field of ITS. Eligible students must be Masters/Ph.D. students in an accredited university in California, studying any ITS-related field including, for example, engineering, computer science, transportation planning, or public policy.
VALUE: $5,000 each for the 2023 – 2024 academic year.

Please click here to Application Requirements.

Deadline for applications is 06/09/2023

International Smart Cities Scholarship

Wendy Tao was a global leader in sustainable transportation and smart cities and a tireless advocate for diversity in transportation. She tragically passed away in 2022. In honor of her legacy, ITS California created an International Smart Cities (ISC) Scholarship 🎓 that is initially being funded through donations from Wendy’s friends and colleagues.

Eligibility – Any eligible California-based transportation student or professional with commitment and passion for global sustainability.

Application – Applicants should submit an essay one to two pages in length. The essay should include the following elements:

  • A brief overview of applicant’s education, experience, and interest in sustainable transport and smart cities
  • A description of the applicant’s project, and how learning from the project might be applied in California
  • A brief description of how the project will enhance the applicant’s professional development or graduate studies

How to applyKaleidoscope Link

Questions should be directed to

Deadline – 02/15/2023

2022 Wendy Tao International Smart Cities Scholarship Winners

Meiqing Li
PhD Candidate, City and Regional Planning
University of California, Berkeley

Click here to read 1-Year report

Cheng-Kai Hsu
PhD Candidate, City and Regional Planning
University of California, Berkeley

Click here to read 1-Year report

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Scholarship

AWARD: We are providing up to two scholarships to graduating high school students pursuing a post-secondary education in the field of transportation. Candidates must be accepted into an accredited 2–4-year program in California. Selection will be based on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion eligibility (e.g., low-income, race/ethnicity, religion, LGBTQ+).

VALUE: $2,500 each for the 2022 – 2023 academic year.

Please click here to Application Requirements.

Application Deadline: August 15, 2022


For additional information about ITSCA scholarships, please contact us.

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