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UPDATE: Acceptance of 2021 Scholarship Applications is now closed

Updated: Apr 11, 2022

Next availability of applications will be announced later in 2022

The NorthEast Passenger Transportation Association (NEPTA) Scholarship Award Program, originated in 1999, recognizes the importance of education and provides financial support to members and their dependents pursuing continuing education. All applicants will be considered with priority intended for those candidates who demonstrate how their degree or educational goal relates to transit.

Priority will be given to outstanding student(s) who demonstrate a specific interest in advancing transportation.

The scholarship award program is administered by the current year NEPTA Board of Directors through the support of event sponsors and funds raised during the annual scholarship golf tournament. From your generous support, we are able to offer the scholarship program even though this year's golf tournament was canceled due to COVID restrictions. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, disability, or national origin. The NEPTA Board of Directors, Finance Committee, has the final vote in the selection process.

ELIGIBILITY Applicants to the NEPTA Scholarship Award Program must qualify in at least one category scholarship: Category I: employee of a NEPTA member organizations in good standing Category II: dependents of employees of NEPTA member organizations in good standing

All applicants must be enrolled in school and must be pursuing enrichment in their transit career in a transportation-related field mentioned above.

ACADEMIC MINIMUM GPA of 3.0 or higher Currently enrolled in (or accepted for the fall 2020) an undergraduate or graduate degree program or trade vocational school, etc. in a transit related field mentioned above.

APPLICATION MUST INCLUDE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS *all documents must be submitted electronically through application link

REFERENCE LETTERS Download reference letters from three (3) people (non-relatives) to include a personal recommendation letter and two, either professional and/or academic, Applicants must be endorsed by a NEPTA member and must include a reference summary letter from the sponsoring agency. Reference letter must be signed and provide contact information. NEPTA Scholarship Committee member may contact your reference.

ESSAY TO INCLUDE Plans to pursue a career in a transit-related field. Demonstrated interest in addressing transportation issue(s). Please explain in 500 words or less why you have selected to pursue a course of study or career in transit or related field, and how you contribute (or will contribute) to the transit industry.

TRANSCRIPTS Transcript of most recent semester. GPA stated on application must be verifiable from transcript. We can not accept unofficial transcipts.

DEADLINE Complete applications must be received by NEPTA via website link by Monday, November 15, 2021 at 11:59 pm. Late applications and/or incomplete/missing supporting documents will not be considered for review. NEPTA may have additional requirements, such as personal interviews.

If you have any questions, please email:

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