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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

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

* Date of Application
* First Name
* Last Name
* Email Address
* Contact Phone Number
* Address
* City
* State
* Zip
* Employer (if not employed, respond n/a)
Current Title (if employed)
* Date of Birth (Month/Day/Year)
* Gender
* Which race/ethnicity best describes you? (Please choose only one.)
Please specify ethnicities
* Educational Institution (name and location)
* Field of Study
* Anticipated Graduation/Completion Date
Awards/Recognition Received (if applicable)
* What is Public Transit's biggest challenge and how will you help address the challenge?
* Intended Use of Scholarship
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