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.
Deadline for applications extended to 05/27/2022
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.
How to apply – Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline – 06/15/2022
More information to come.
2020 Scholarship Award Winners
Sponsored by ITSCA & California Transporation Foundation
“With a strong determination to help build this balance, I excelled as a student in civil engineering and published numerous works in transportation in Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). Eager to learn more, I entered the PhD program in transportation engineering at University of California, Berkeley. I am particularly interested in the coexistence of the emerging vehicles, such as Connected Automated Vehicles (CAVs), and the society.”
“I have been interested in equitable transportation of children to school since my early career as a teacher at a low-income high school. I became interested in ITS through my transportation courses in the Urban Planning program at UCLA. And I saw the power of ITS to improve society through my work analyzing HopSkipDrive, through which I have combined my professional backgrounds to work toward producing research that shows how ITS can better our children’s lives—present and future. If I were to receive it, the 2020 ITS Scholarship would help advance my work in this important area as I continue my graduate studies in UCLA’s Urban Planning PhD program.”
“My decision to pursue PhD in Transportation Engineering program is to examine the inter-linkages between transportation systems and control strategies. This is part of my progressive long-term goal to build and revive transport systems and policies in cities that are close to my heart. I believe ITS technologies can help cities in better manage, control and increase efficiency in transportation.”