Summer Transportation Institute

2The Summer Transportation Institute (STI) is a free program designed to encourage high school students to pursue careers in transportation.

Due to COVID-19, the 2020 STI program has been canceled.

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; have completed or be qualified to enroll in pre-algebra; and have at least a 2.5 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

Due to the COVID-19 virus, the 2020 STI program has been canceled.

For more information, contact:

Sonia McDonald

Morgan State University National Transportation Center


1700 E. Cold Spring Lane Baltimore, MD 21251

Ms. McDonald can be reached at or 443-885-3666.

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