About Scholarship: The Helene M. Overly Memorial Scholarship was established in 1981 by the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) to encourage women to pursue career paths in transportation. The scholarship is awarded to women pursuing graduate studies in transportation or a related field.
In memory of Helene M. Overly, the first Executive Secretary of WTS, the Board of Directors voted to name the annual WTS graduate scholarship, the Helene M. Overly Memorial Scholarship, to honor Helene for her dedicated service to WTS. Helene became a WTS member in 1981. She brought with her 15 years of experience in public service, tremendous organizational abilities, and a spirit of determination that helped WTS nearly double its membership in two years.
This Graduate Scholarship has been renamed for the Phoenix Metropolitan Chapter to honor our longtime supporter, Esther Kmetty, for her contributions and dedications to growing our chapter.
The Phoenix Metropolitan Chapter Overly/Kmetty Scholarship is in the amount of $3,000. The local winner is then submitted for consideration of the National Scholarship for an additional $10,000.
Fields of study: Transportation or related fields
Duration: 1 year
Location: Any accredited College or University in the United States
Notifications: May 16, 2013
a. Open to women
b. GPA of 3.0 or higher
c. Currently enrolled in a graduate degree program in a transportation-related field, such as transportation engineering, planning, finance or logistics
d. Plans to pursue a career in a transportation-related field
Cover: Scholarship is in the amount of $3,000. The local winner is then submitted for consideration of the National Scholarship for an additional $10,000.
Apply: Please download PDF file for more information on the application process.
Scholarship Deadline: November 01, 2012
Notes: Applications must be submitted through local WTS chapters. The scholarships are competitive and based on the applicant’s specific transportation involvement and goals, job skills and academic record. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply. National awards will be presented on May 16, 2013 and attendance at awards dinner is strongly recommended. Local WTS chapters may have their own requirements (such as personal interviews, GPA or statement). Please contact your local WTS chapter at the address listed below for specifics.