Summer Transportation Institute
The Summer Transportation Institute (STI) is a free program designed to encourage high school students to pursue careers in transportation.
Dates for the 2017 STI have not been announced. 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 2015-2016 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 not yet available. Please check back.
STI is funded by the NTC, the Federal Highway Administration's Office of Civil Rights, and the Maryland State Highway Administration.