The American Public Transportation Foundation (APTF) recently announced that Bloustein School Masters in City and Regional Planning (MCRP) students Golda Speyer and Kelly Glenn are the recipients of 2016 APTF Scholarships.
This marks the sixth straight year at least one Bloustein student has been awarded APTF scholarships; overall, eight Bloustein students have received scholarships in that time.
All member organizations of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) are given the opportunity to nominate and sponsor upper class or graduate level college students to receive APTF Scholarships awarded annually to assist with tuition costs or other educational expenses. Each summer the APTF awards scholarships of at least $2500 each for the following academic school year (fall semester) to individuals in public transportation industry-related fields of study.
Golda is the recipient of the Valarie J. McCall Scholarship, awarded to an applicant pursuing studies in urban transportation planning or public administration with a focus in transportation. Golda is a 2018 MCRP candidate and a graduate of the Rutgers undergraduate planning program. Concurrent with her studies, Golda works as a zoning officer and community development administrator for the City of New Brunswick.
Kelly is the recipient of an APTF Board Scholarship. Kelly is a 2017 MCRP candidate. In addition to her studies, Kelly works for the Voorhees Transportation Center on public engagement in underserved and Spanish-speaking communities. Recently she interned with Michael Baker International, the transportation planning and engineering firm.
APTF scholarship recipients are selected based on demonstrated interest in the public transportation industry as a career, academic achievement, essay content and quality, financial need, and involvement in extracurricular citizenship and leadership activities.
The mission of APTF is to increase and retain the number of young professionals entering the public transportation field as a career in order to sustain growth and improvement throughout the industry.