Summer Transportation Institute

The Summer Transportation Institute (STI) is a free program designed to encourage high school students to pursue careers in transportation.

The 2019 STI takes place from July 1 to July 26, and starts at 8:30 a.m. 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.

Application Requirements

To apply, students should be entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grade during the 2019-2020 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

To Apply

The application packet is available for 2019, and a health certificate must also be completed. Applications are accepted until June 11.

Mail the completed documents to:

Valencia Baker

Education Program Coordinator

Morgan State University National Transportation Center


1700 E. Cold Spring Lane Baltimore, MD 21251

Ms. Baker can be reached at or 443-885-3969.

STI is funded by the NTC, the Federal Highway Administration's Office of Civil Rights, and the Maryland State Highway Administration.