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APTF Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

The American Public Transportation Foundation (APTF) will award a minimum of 21 scholarships to college students or transit professionals pursuing or advancing a career in the public transit industry.

Awards ranging from $2,500 to $10,000 each will cover the academic year, beginning in the fall 2019 semester, and may be used to assist with tuition costs or other educational expenses.

Applicants must meet 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 3.0 minimum GPA.

All applicants must be sponsored by an APTA member organization. Any member may serve as a sponsor.

The 2019 scholars will receive free registration and a travel stipend to attend APTA’s 2019 TRANSform Conference, which will be held in New York, NY, October 13-16. At the conference, they will have the opportunity to attend workshops and sessions as well as meet with industry professionals from across the country.

Applications must be submitted electronically by 11:59 p.m. ET on June 17, 2019.

To complete the online application or to learn more about the APTF, please visit