WTS Puget Sound: 2017/2018 Scholarships

The Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) has a rich tradition of offering scholarships each year to women (undergraduate and graduate) who are pursuing their education in transportation or a related field. The WTS Puget Sound chapter is pleased to offer the following scholarships for the 2017/2018 academic year. 

WTS Helene M. Overly Memorial Scholarship

WTS Shawna Mulhall Memorial Scholarship

WTS Sharon D. Banks Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship

WTS Senator Scott White Memorial Scholarship 2018

Completed applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. November 27, 2017 (no postmarks). WTS is not responsible for the completeness of the application if materials are submitted separately.

Transportation/Construction Scholarship Opportunity

Hi all,

Welcome back to school! I am writing to let everyone know about a scholarship opportunity for students interested in transportation (and transportation construction) in the Pacific Northwest. The scholarship comes from the Coral Sales Company and has been awarded here at UW for quite some time. The award is $1,000 cash (2 awards given) and the award will be made in November. Here are the applications particulars:


  • The recipient must intend to pursue a career in Highway/Transportation Engineering or Highway Construction in the Pacific Northwest (defined as Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska).
  • Outstanding leadership qualities and participation in extracurricular activities, both civic as well as professional, will be given significant weight.
  • The recipient must have lived in the Pacific Northwest (defined as Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska) for a period of at least six (6) years.
  • Only students with Senior or graduate standing will be considered.
  • GPA will not be considered in award of these scholarships. However, applicants must meet the minimum GPA requirements for the College of Engineering.
  • Prior Coral Sales Company / Douglas P. Daniels Scholarship Recipients are not eligible (you can only win one)

APPLY HERE: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3881507/2017-Coral-Sales-Scholarship-Application



If you do not know the Coral Sales Company, they provide highway safety solutions and are based in the Portland, OR area. They have awarded these scholarships since I was in school (I won one back in the day). The care about students and want to help them out in a meaningful way. The winners will, at some point, be treated to lunch with the Coral Sales folks up at the UW Club where the scholarship checks will be awarded.


Steve Muench

Construction Scholarship Opportunity

Hi all,

Hope the first full week of classes is going well for you! I am writing to let everyone know that there is a great scholarship opportunity for students interested in and involved with construction engineering. The scholarship comes from the Beavers Charitable Trust. The award is $5,000 cash (2 awards given) and the award will be made in November. Here are the applications particulars:


  • The applicant must have completed an internship (or have an ongoing one) with a construction company that is a member of the Beavers heavy engineering construction association. This is the big requirement – it does limit the applicant pool quite a bit. How do you know if the company you worked for is a member? Check here: http://www.thebeavers.org/links.php. I am aware of a number of students who meet this requirement (e.g., Clark, Flatiron, Granite, Jay Dee, Kiewit, Skanska, Walsh, and more).
  • The applicant must be in good academic standing. This means not on academic probation and no history of academic misconduct.
  • The applicant must fill out an application (shocking) here: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3881493/2017-Beavers-Charitable-Trust-Scholarship. This application involves you describing and writing about your intern experience (they REALLY want to know how the internship went). So it takes some time to complete.



If you do not know the Beavers and their Charitable Trust (I’m guessing you don’t), they sponsor my professorship and are run by the owners and presidents of the largest and best heavy civil contractors in the U.S. Their Charitable Trust is focused on assisting students entering the heavy construction industry. From my personal experience, these folks, some of the most influential in the industry, care greatly about students and their experience. This scholarship is one of their ways of helping.

Just so everyone is a winner, I will award a Starbucks gift card ($20) to all qualified applicants. How’s that for premium service?


Steve Muench

Carlson Center Leadership & Public Service Funding Opportunities for Students: Deadline May 1st!

The Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center is pleased to announce that applications are now open for three distinct funding opportunities for students engaged in public service and leadership activities at the University of Washington. The application deadline for each of the three opportunities is Monday, May 1st. Students from all three campuses are welcome to apply for the Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award and the Jackson Munro Public Service Fellowship. The Class of 2016 Impact and Diversity Scholarship is limited to UW Seattle students.

Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award

Named for one of Seattle’s foremost civic leaders, the Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award recognizes one student each year who has demonstrated a strong commitment to public service, provided outstanding leadership in the community, and who is committed to continued creative civic participation. The Carlson Student Leadership Award recipient will receive a cash award of $2500 and be honored at the Spring Celebration of Service & Leadership on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. In order to be eligible for the Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award, candidates must be a junior or senior in class standing, be enrolled at the University of Washington during at least two quarters of the current academic year (Autumn 2016, Winter 2017, and/or Spring 2017), and be working toward their first baccalaureate degree.  Continue reading

CREW Scholarship 2017

Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Network Foundation is dedicated to advancing women in the commercial real estate industry, including construction and civil engineering. CREW is currently accepting 2017 scholarship applications and supporting materials through April 30th. Selected scholars will be awarded:

  • $5,000 for tuition and books
  • Paid internship opportunity
  • Complimentary 18 month CREW Network at-large membership
  • Free registration to the 2017 CREW Network Convention and Marketplace in Houston, Texas.

See attached flyer for more info: CREW Scholarship 2017

Engineering Fellows Program- Now Recruiting for July 2017-18

Engineering Fellows is an innovative, equity-focused program that brings engineering expertise directly into fifth grade classrooms by partnering teachers with professionals and college engineering students. Benefits and opportunities:

  • Inspire and shape meaningful learning opportunities in engineering for underserved youth
  • Mentor 5th grade teachers from the South Puget Sound Area in engineering
  • Visit and support 5th grade classrooms during engineering challenges
  • Share 21st century engineering expertise with elementary teachers and youth
  • Opportunities to work with local engineering professionals
  • Receive a stipend of $3000 for full participation

Engineering Fellows is an immersive one-week summer experience followed by classroom implementation and monthly Saturday sessions for selected 5th grade teachers, college students, and professional engineers. Participants will work collaboratively in design teams to develop or adapt design challenges aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards for integration with local curriculum throughout the coming academic year. Professional learning will be centered on access and equity in engineering education. Continue reading

Market Inspector Scholarship

In response to the revised US travel ban taking effect on March 16th, Market Inspector has announced their decision to offer a $1,000 scholarship in support of students from the six currently affected countries: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. To be eligible for the scholarship, participants should have been born in one of the six countries and should be either currently enrolled or have been accepted at an accredited UK/US post-secondary educational institution within 2017.

To apply, visit http://www.market-inspector.co.uk/scholarship. The deadline to apply is October 31st, 2017.

ASCE Howard Preston Scholarship- Now Accepting Applications

The Columbia Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers invites applications for the Howard Preston Scholarship Award. The purpose of the scholarship is to promote excellence and professionalism in the field of Civil Engineering. The scholarship will provide financial support for the student’s educational expenses.

Student Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be enrolled by the fall term of 2017 in Civil Engineering with a minimum of sophomore status or be a graduate student in Civil Engineering in an ABET accredited college or university in the US.
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Have parents residing in or have graduated from high school located within the following Columbia Section boundaries, (or have been a resident of one of the counties listed below for at least two years):
    • Washington: Counties of Yakima, Kittitas, Klickitat, Benton, Franklin, Walla Walla, and Columbia
    • Oregon: Counties of Morrow, Umatilla, Union, and Wallowa
  • Have an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher based on a 4.0 scale or equivalent.

Please see attached for application: ASCE Howard Preston Scholarship Application. All application materials must be received no later than April 17, 2017. Scholarships to be awarded will range from $1,000 to $2,000. Scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditioned upon the enrollment of the student as specified under student eligibility requirements.

UK & Ireland Scholarships for Graduate Study/Research

Would you like to pursue graduate study and/or research at a university in the UK or Ireland?  Consider applying for University of Washington nomination to compete for scholarship support for graduate studies/research at colleges in England, Ireland, Wales, and Scotland through the Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, Gates Cambridge or Churchill scholarship programs. Short descriptions and links included below for more information.

Applications are open for 2018-19 awards. Open to current juniors, seniors, and graduate students: https://expo.uw.edu/expo/apply/460. UW DEADLINE: April 6, 2017.

UW Information Sessions (all sessions in MGH 171):  Continue reading