Summer Transportation Institute
The Summer Transportation Institute (STI) is a free program designed to encourage high school students to pursue careers in transportation.
The 2017 STI runs from July 3 to July 28. The non-residential program features four weeks of field trips, hands-on projects, and networking opportunities with industry professionals. The curriculum also includes SAT prep and activities that promote self-awareness.
Students receive a full scholarship that covers the entire cost of attending the program, including all lab fees and field trips. Lunch and bus passes are also provided daily. Each participant receives a $250 stipend upon completion of the program.
To apply, students should be entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grade during the 2017-2018 school year; have completed or be qualified to enroll in pre-algebra; and have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA.
Students must also submit
- a completed application form
- an official transcript
- a 500-700 word essay that describes their career objective(s), interest in transportation, and how STI can help them achieve their goals. Essays must be typed and double-spaced.
- one letter of recommendation from a math, science, or technology teacher
The 2017 application is available here.
STI is funded by the NTC, the Federal Highway Administration's Office of Civil Rights, and the Maryland State Highway Administration.