Fellowships & Scholarships

The following are scholarship opportunities that are sent to the Center's Academic and Placement Center. Many are transportation related and some are available only to Northwestern's Transportation students. Partial descriptions of scholarships are listed below for your convenience. Full information and applications, including requirements and deadlines, if available, are also posted.

Northwestern University Transportation Center PhD Dissertation Year Fellowship
These fellowships are awarded to eligible PhD candidates at Northwestern University who are in their final year of dissertation completion.

ASCE - IL Civil Engineering Academic Scholarships
The Illinois Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Transportation Group, is seeking candidates for academic scholarships in the amount of $1000 to an undergraduate and $1000 to a graduate student to be awarded in April of 2010 at the ASCE Illinois Section President-Elect / Student Awards Dinner.

NU Graduate Conference School Travel Grant
The Conference Travel Grant provides funds up to $500 to $700 to assist NU Ph.D. and M.F.A. students traveling to conferences and/or seminars to make presentations on behalf of the University.

Graduate Research Award Program on Public-Sector Aviation Issues 2011-2012
The Transportation Research board is offering Research Stipends to Graduate Students to encourage applied research on airport and related aviation system issues.

Eno Leadership Development Conference Scholarships
Each year, the Eno Leadership Development Conference gives the nation's top graduate students in transportation a first-hand look at how national transportation policies are developed.

National Park Transportation Scholars Program
The National Park Transportation Scholars Program gives transportation specialists a unique opportunity for career development and public service. The Scholars Program places transportation professionals, as well as master's and doctoral candidates in the fields of transportation, engineering, and planning, in National Parks across the country to assist Park Service staff in developing transportation solutions that preserve valuable resources and enhance the visitor experience.

American Public Transportation Foundation (APTF) Scholarships
The American Public Transportation Foundation (APTF) Scholarships - available to support upper-level undergraduate or graduate students  in study towards careers in public transportation. Each summer, subject to the availability of funding, the APTF will award a minimum of ten (10) new scholarships of at least $2500 each for the following academic school year (fall semester) to individuals in public transportation industry-related fields of study. Note: Applicants must be nominated by an APTF member. The deadline is June 10, 2011.

Transportation Research Forum - Graduate Student Paper Contest
Have you written, or in the process of writing, a transportation-related research paper? Consider submitting it to the Transportation Research Forum (TRF) annual student paper contest.

Delta Nu Alpha Foundation Scholarship
The DNA Foundation Scholarship Program is open to all students studying in the fields of Transportation, Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

WTS (Women in Transportation) Fellowships
Each year the WTS Greater Chicago Chapter honors exceptional young women as they pursue careers in transportation.

Transportation Clubs International Scholarships
Transportation Clubs International awards scholarships to students enrolled in accredited institutions of higher learning in a vocational or degree program in the fields of Transportation Logistics or Traffic Management.

ITE Fellowships for Graduate Study in Transportation
The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) has established several fellowship and scholarship awards for graduate study in transportation.

George T. Snyder, Jr. Scholarship Program - American Bus Association Scholarship Program
The George T. Snyder, Jr. Scholarships recognize deserving students who demonstrate scholastic ability, leadership, character, diversity, and the potential to be future leaders in the transportation, travel, and tourism industry.

R. Gene Richter Scholarship
Winners of the R. Gene Richter Scholarship are awarded tuition assistance of $5,000 (December graduates will be awarded $2,500). In addition, Richter Scholars are enrolled in a mentoring program where they are paired with an established executive in the field.

CSCMP Academic Awards
The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) provides a number of scholarship awards for students involved in supply-chain management and logistics, including a
Doctoral Dissertation Award.

Traffic Club of Chicago Scholarship
Scholarships are offered to either the children or grandchildren of club members, who are enrolled as full-time students at an accredited four-year college or university. Additionally, scholarships are also offered to students unrelated to club members, who are also full-time students at an accredited college or university and are pursuing an education leading to a career in freight transportation or logistics.

Frank J. Richter Scholarship
The Frank J. Richter Scholarship program, AARS awards two $1,000 scholarships annually to students pursuing a transportation career.

For additional information on Funding possibilities, visit Northwestern's Funding Opportunities page.