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Latinos In Transit Scholarship Program 2022

Scholarship Announcement

Latinos In Transit (LIT) has launched a new scholarship program to support Latinos and other minorities in their pursuit of educational advancement. The purpose of this scholarship is to create opportunities for underserved and/or underrepresented individuals pursuing degrees and/or certifications from accredited educational institutions in a public transit-related field of study such as, but not limited to, business administration or management, marketing, finance, project management, urban or transportation planning, engineering, etc.


Application Timeline

  • Applications Open: August 2, 2022
  • Applications Close: August 29, 2022
  • Recipient Notification: September 15, 2022
  • Recipient Award Ceremony (attendance is optional) on October 10, 2022, during the APTA TRANSform Conference in Seattle, WA
  • Funds Distribution Scheduled for December 2022


Eligibility Criteria

Applicants for the program must meet the following requirements:


  1. Submit a completed application with all the information requested below.
  2. Currently work in public transit or have an interest in pursuing a degree/certificate in a field of study related to public transit.
  3. Possess U.S. citizenship or other legal status to work and/or study in the U.S.
  4. Identify as a person from an underserved and/or underrepresented group.
  5. Provide a head shot and bio (one (1) page maximum) to be emailed separately to m.garciacolberg@latinosintransit.org.


General Information



All applicants meeting the required criteria will be considered. Eligibility will not be

determined on academic performance and/or GPA. Prior public transit work experience is

preferred but not required.



One (1) to six (6) scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 are expected to be distributed. The exact number of scholarships and amount of each will be determined based on the number of qualifying applications received.


Note: Current and former employees, officers, and directors of Latinos In Transit, as well as family members (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) are not eligible to apply for a scholarship.


For questions related to the application, please email Mariela Garcia-Colberg at m.garciacolberg@latinosintransit.org

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* Email Address
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* Address
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* Which race/ethnicity best describes you? (Please choose only one.)
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* Educational Institution (name and location)
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* Field of Study
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* What is Public Transit's biggest challenge and how will you help address the challenge?
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