The NorthEast Passenger Transportation Association (NEPTA) Scholarship Award Program, originated in 1999, recognizes the importance of education and provides financial support to members and their dependents pursuing continuing education.All applicants will be considered with priority intented for those candidates who demonstrate how their degree or educational goal relates to transit. .
Priority will be given to outstanding student(s) who demonstrate a specific interest in advancing transportation.
The scholarship award program is administered by the current year NEPTA Board of Directors through the support of event sponsors and funds raised during the annual scholarship golf tournament. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, disability, or national origin. The NEPTA Board of Directors, Finance Committee, has the final vote in the selection process.
Applicants to the NEPTA Scholarship Award Program must qualify in at least one category scholarship.
Category I: employee of a NEPTA member organizations in good standing
Category II: dependents of employees of NEPTA member organizations in good standing
All applicants must be enrolled in school and must be pursuing enrichment in their transit career in a transportation-related field mentioned above.
GPA of 3.0 or higher
Currently enrolled in (or accepted for the fall 2019) an undergraduate or graduate degree program or trade vocational school, etc. in a transit related field mentioned above.
APPLICATION MUST INCLUDE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS *all documents must be submitted electronically through application link
Download reference letters from three (3) people (non-relatives) to include a personal recommendation letter and two either professional and/or academic AND one (1) from the sponsoring agency/organization reference summary. All applications must be endorsed by a NEPTA member. Reference letter must be signed and provide contact information. NEPTA Scholarship Committee member may contact your reference.
ESSAY TO INCLUDE
Plans to pursue a career in a transit-related field.
Demonstrated interest in addressing transportation issue(s).
Submission of a personal statement of at least 500 words highlighting candidate’s interest in transportation/related field, relevant experiences and interests, and how this award will contribute to the candidate’s ability to make a meaningful contribution in the transportation industry.
At least 500 words highlighting your interest in transportation, etc. as noted above.
Transcript of most recent semester. GPA stated on application must be verifiable from transcript. Transcripts must include school name printed on it. Transcripts must be from school, but not in an official sealed envelope. If you complete the application early, be sure to return and upload your most recent transcript(s) by November 1.
Complete applications must be received by NEPTA via website link no later than 5:00 pm Friday, November 1, 2019. Late applications and/or incomplete/missing supporting documents will not be considered for review. NEPTA may have additional requirements, such as personal interviews.
To be considered for the NorthEast Passenger Transportation Association (NEPTA) Scholarship Award, please fill in the information below as completely and accurately as possible.
Questions? Contact NEPTA 800-NEPTA01 (637-8201)