WDCSITE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM – DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 16, 2019
WDCSITE is introducing an annual student scholarship intended for future transportation professionals. This scholarship aims to recognize students for their hard work, while encouraging them to fulfill their remaining course work in Transportation Engineering/Planning and pursue a career in the field of transportation. This scholarship is designed to provide financial support to students who have demonstrated extraordinary interest in the transportation field. Two undergraduate or graduate students will be provided scholarships in the amount of $500 each.
Please reach out to Neelima Ghanta for additional information. Please find the supporting background information, application, and referral form at the links located below:
PROJECT OF THE YEAR AWARD – DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 30, 2019
This award is given to a project that applied innovative methods and techniques to solve a transportation problem/issue for the overall betterment of the community. The project should clearly demonstrate the use of effective and trend setting solutions that reflect in-depth knowledge in the field of transportation.
- The competition is limited to agencies/consultants and projects located within the WDCSITE geographic area: Washington DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia – Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William County
- Project should be able to highlight substantial involvement of at least one WDCSITE member
- Project may be of any type (study, design, or construction) or magnitude
- Substantial portion of the project must have been completed before August 15th of the year of submission for this award’s consideration
- The committee will accept submission of projects that are work-in-progress. However, should your project be selected for the award, the same project cannot be submitted again for consideration the next two (2) years
CRITERIA FOR JUDGEMENT:
Projects submitted for this award will be judged on the following criteria:
- Use of sound engineering principles with application of innovative solutions and ideas
- Social, environmental, and significance of the project to the relevant community/area
- Project complexity and net benefit of the project
- Technical value to the transportation engineering profession
- Dollar value of the project will not be considered in judging
- The submittall shall consist of a project description of no more than two pages that outlines its benefits (including graphics/pictures)
- Include the name of the agency/firm, project location and information necessary to judge the project based on the stated criteria
- Up to two additional pages of drawings/graphics will be accepted as an appendix (if necessary)
- Applicants are also encouraged to submit a technical paper about their project for presentation at the annual meeting
Please reach out to Vivek Hariharan for any questions.