Scholarship: American Public Transportation Foundation

In 2018, the APTF (American Public Transportation Foundation) will award a minimum of 21 scholarships to transit professionals or college students who are interested in pursuing or advancing a career in the public transit industry.
Awards ranging from $2,500 to $5,000 each will cover the academic year, beginning in the fall 2018 semester, and may be used to assist with tuition costs or other educational expenses.
Applicants must have the following qualifications to be eligible:
  • Be a college sophomore (30 hours or more satisfactorily completed), junior, senior, or be seeking an advanced degree at a fully accredited institution, with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • All applicants must be sponsored by a member organization of APTA.
 Those selected will also receive complimentary registration and a travel stipend to attend September’s APTA Annual Meeting in Nashville, where they will be recognized in a special ceremony. While at the Annual Meeting, scholars will have the opportunity to attend educational sessions and interact with industry professionals and policymakers.
Applications must be submitted electronically by June 15, 2018.
To complete the application or learn more about APTF, visit