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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 four 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 2022 – 2023 academic year.

Please click here to Application Requirements.

Deadline for applications extended to 06/17/2022

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 – 500-word essay to demonstrate intent to pursue transportation and/or smart cities research outside the US and transfer lessons to California.

The essay will be judged under the following criteria:

Does the applicant demonstrate a strong passion for/ interest in the transportation field?
Have they expressed a commitment to exploring equity considerations of their research?
Does the proposed research have a practical application that will further smart cities implementation?
Does the applicant explain how the global aspect of this scholarship offers specific benefits to their research?

How to apply – Email

Deadline – 06/17/2022

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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