Tuesday, April 15, 2014

WTS International touts 2014 Scholarship winners

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WTS International, the association for the professional advancement of women in transportation, announced the selection of the winners of its seven scholarships for 2014 on Monday, April 14, 2014.

Each of the winners will be recognized at an awards banquet on May 15 during the 2014 WTS Annual Conference in Portland, Ore., the organization said.

The scholarship winners are:

• Janille Smith-Colin, P.E., Georgia – CH2M HILL Partnership Scholarship;

• Stacey Heaton, Ohio – Dana Hook Leadership Legacy Scholarship;

• Brittany Montgomery, Massachusetts – Helene Overly Graduate Scholarship;

• Angelene Dascanio, Illinois – Sharon D. Banks Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship;

• Sarah Cote, Massachusetts – Molitoris Leadership Scholarship for Undergraduates;

• Annie Rosen, California – WTS Junior College Scholarship; and

• Katy Schmidt, Oregon – WTS Transportation YOU High School Scholarship;

"WTS is very proud of each our seven national scholarship winners," said WTS President and CEO Marcia Ferranto. "These women—as well as the hundreds who have won scholarships awarded by their local WTS chapters and the hundreds more who applied—have exhibited incredible dedication to preparing themselves to enter the transportation industry. With students like these focused on the disciplines required to bring the world's infrastructure to the next level of efficiency and reliability in a sustainable and accessible way, we are all in good hands. WTS Foundation was established to foster the development of the world's workforce, and, as evidenced by the paths of our past scholarship winners, our scholarship program has been extremely successful, as evidenced by the paths of our past scholarship winners."

WTS International and WTS Foundation, headquartered in Washington, D.C., seeks to attract, retain, and advance women in transportation.