Transportation Engineers of the Future Scholarship
The Georgia Department of Transportation and the transportation professional community in Georgia offer scholarships to Georgia Tech undergraduates who want to pursue a masters degree in Transportation Systems at Georgia Tech. The scholarship is equivalent to a graduate research assistantship.
The intent of this scholarship is to promote transportation as a professional career, with special emphasis on encouraging more young professionals to work in the transportation field. Students interested in any career path relevant to transportation systems are encouraged to apply. This includes those interested in structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering, transportation engineering and planning, finance, public policy, and construction engineering.
The requirements for this scholarship include:
- Satisfy requirements for admission to the Georgia Tech graduate masters requirements
- Agree to work a minimum of three years for the Georgia Department of Transportation
Interested students should contact Dr. Michael D. Meyer
Christina Barry is the most recent recipient of the Transportation Engineers of the Future scholarship. Barry completed her Bachelor's of Science in Civil Engineering this spring. She originally sought a degree in bassoon performance at Carnegie Mellon University but when she discovered she had an interest in civil engineering, decided to switch majors and transfer to Georgia Tech.
While an undergraduate, Barry interned with the Federal Highway Administration in Alabama and with the Eastern Federal Lands Highway division. She earned Dean's List and Faculty Honors. She was the president of Chi Epsilon for the 2010-2011 school year and was also member of the CEE student advisory council. She is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and has earned her EIT. She still pursues her love of music as a member of the First Baptist Atlanta Sanctuary Orchestra. Barry looks forward to working with GDOT upon completion of her master's.
Current and previous students of this program include the following:
Y-Thao Ngoc Truong