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Scholar Spotlight Since its inception in 1988 the American Public Transportation Foundation…

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Mission: To increase and retain the number of individuals choosing the transit field as a career by providing scholarships and engagement opportunities to deserving students and transit professionals – our

Justin Sherrill

“This scholarship will allow me to take fuller advantage of my program’s offerings in public transportation planning, while also giving me the financial flexibility to participate in extracurricular conferences and learning opportunities beyond the walls of the university.”

Justin Sherrill

Thalya Reyes 

“The Shirley DeLibero Scholarship affirmed that I, an Afro-Dominican woman, can play an important role in the transportation industry by positively representing and advocating for Black and Latinx residents and transportation professionals. It also provided me the financial support to successfully complete my dual Master’s in Public Policy and City & Regional Planning from Rutgers-Bloustein.”

Thalya Reyes 

Sicheng Wang

“New technologies and modes of transportation are transforming people’s travel pattern and challenging the industry of public transportation. As a transportation researcher, I want to explore the mechanism of the transformation and find solutions to fit public transportation into the gig economy, providing more efficient, sustainable, and equal facilities to people.”

Sicheng Wang

Derek Owen

“Public transportation has an enormous responsibility, as it not only connects us geographically, but socially and economically as well. I chose public transportation because this form of inter-connectivity will continue to play a larger role in the way we live our lives into the future.”

Derek Owen

Daehee Kim

“My career path to be a strong researcher in public transportation field requires a lot of diligence as well as financial devotion. This highly prestigious scholarship would help me keep up on my passion, not only financially but also academically. I am very honored to receive this award. Thank you so much.”

Daehee Kim

Golda Speyer

“This scholarship will help me advance my career as it provides opportunity to attend evening class for graduate school while I continue to work full-time in a local planning agency. Earning my Master’s Degree in transportation planning will help supplement my experience in becoming a transportation land use planner.”

Golda Speyer

Cynthia Perkins-Stevenson

“The scholarship has helped me advance to a higher level of general business knowledge, which I apply to my current position. In turn, it helps me and my company better serve of our paratransit community.”

Cynthia Perkins-Stevenson