November 25, 2020

Scholarships

Since its founding in 1988, The California Transportation Foundation (CTF) has awarded $1.3 million in scholarships through December 31, 2019. To qualify for CTF scholarships, recipients must be intent on a career in transportation and be U.S. citizens, permanent residents or documented, international students.  Each scholarship has additional qualifications, some of which are listed below. To download the CTF Scholarship List for 2020 – 2021 click here.


Bimla G. Rhinehart Memorial Scholarship ($2,750)

Scholarship Application Due April 30, 2020

University students who will be entering their senior year in the 2020 Summer or Fall terms and are enrolled in business, planning, engineering or related major at a university in California intending to pursue a career in transportation are eligible to apply. Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or a Registered International Student. To apply to the Bimla G. Rhinehart Memorial Scholarship click here for the application.

Contact: CTF at [email protected] for more information.

2019 Bimla G. Rhinehart Memorial Scholarship Winner:

Angela Richards

Caroline Alain Rodman Memorial Scholarship ($1,000)

Next Scholarship Available in 2020.

Caroline Alain Rodman

Caroline Alain-Rodman

Students who are currently enrolled in good standing, or have been accepted to a California graduate school Master’s program, and have a minimum Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and Graduate School GPA of 3.0 (if available).

The student must be studying in the fields of either Political Science or Public Policy with relevant and an identifiable focus on the transportation industry. Potential examples of study are included on the application’s eligibility requirements along with the application’s required attachments.

Contact: CTF at [email protected] for more information.

2019 Caroline Alain Rodman Memorial Scholarship Winner:

Jack Christensen

Buser Memorial Scholarship ($1,125)

Scholarship Application Due December 15, 2020.

Undergraduate surveying majors at any two or four year college in California are eligible to apply. The scholarship is given in memory of Callie Joel Buser who was a Caltrans District 7 Land Surveyor killed at his work site by an errant vehicle. To apply to the Buser Memorial Scholarship click here. 

Contact: Mark Counts at [email protected] for more information.

2019 Buser Memorial Scholarship Winners:

Alberto Loera

Joey Ceja Rosales

Blake Reinhart

Elvia Cuellar Diaz

Debra “Sam” Haack Memorial Scholarship ($1,000)

Next Scholarship Available in 2021.

Debra “Sam” Haack

Applicants must be high school seniors residing in one of the eight counties of Caltrans District 10 – Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, San Joaquin, Mariposa, Merced, Stanislaus and Tuolumne. Eligible Scholarship candidates will be planning to pursue an education in a trade that relates to Caltrans Maintenance and Operations (for example: Diesel Equipment Technician, Electrical Technology, Heavy Equipment Operator, Welding Technology, Landscaping, etc.) Qualifying institutions include the community colleges and trade schools within the eight counties of Caltrans District 10.

Contact: Carl Haack at [email protected] for more information.

2019 Debra “Sam” Haack Memorial Scholarship Winners:

Diego Paez

Matthew Jordan

D’juan Bush Memorial Scholarship ($750)

Scholarship Application Due April 13, 2020.

High school seniors living within the Oakland Unified School District or children of Caltrans District 4 Maintenance Workers are eligible to apply. D’Juan Bush

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