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2024 ITE Diversity Scholars Program

Eligibility Requirements and Checklist of Items You Need to Apply

Eligibility Requirements:

Open to both seniors in high school planning to attend college the fall of 2024 and Community College students who are transferring to a 4 year college in the fall of 2024.

The following criteria must be met by the applicant:

  • United States high school student of African-American; Native American, Alaskan, and Hawaiian; or Hispanic/Latino heritage
  • United States citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States
  • Intended or declared major in transportation engineering, planning, or a related field,
  • Full-time enrollment or intended enrollment at an accredited college or university with an ITE student chapter,
  • Good academic standing 
    • Minimum high school or community college grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale), 
  • Additional preferences:
    • First generation college student (neither parent received a baccalaureate degree),
    • Low household income  - applicants that are eligible for Pell Grants will be given priority, but those not eligible for Pell Grants will still be considered

One (1) scholarship will be awarded annually to an eligible graduating high school senior or community college students committed to pursuing a career in transportation engineering, planning or closely related field. The student must enroll in a University with an ITE student chapter.

Graduating high school or community college students who are accepted into the ITE Diversity Scholars Program are eligible to continue in the program, so long as they maintain acceptable progress toward graduation in the field of transportation engineering, planning, or a related field, and fulfill the minimum established standards for GPA (specific criteria listed under eligibility requirements). 

Scholarship applications must be completed and received by ITE, either online, by email, or mail, on or before March 15th, 2024 at 5:00 PM Central Time. 

The awardee will be notified by April 15, 2024.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact membership@ite.org  or visit www.ite.org/diversityscholar.

Application Checklist
You are required to provide information and upload documents as a part of this application.  Here is a listing of the information that you will need:

  • Information about you including your address, email and a phone number
  • Information about your parent/guardian (including contact information and highest level of education attained)
  • Annual Household Income
  • High School or Community College Address
  • Listing of Accomplishments (Name and Date) (not required)
  • Listing of Extracurricular Activities (Name and Date) (not required)
  • Listing of Community Service Activities (Name and Date) (not required)
  • Name of the university you will be attending or if you are unsure, the name of up to 3 universities to which you applied.
  • Intended date of enrollment in university and intended major
  • Documents to upload
    • Personal Statement (1-2 pages on "Why are you applying for this opportunity?")
    • Transcript
    • FAFSA Student Aid Acknowledgement Report, view a sample
    • 2 letters of recommendation 

For more information about the ITE Diversity Scholars Program, please visit www.ite.org/diversityscholar.