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Dr. George M. Smerk Scholarship

Offered by American Public Transportation Foundation

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Apr 25, 2023
Multiple awards worth

$5,000 - $10,000

Grade level

College Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors & Grad Students

Expected deadline:

This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

June 2024

Scholarship Overview

The Dr. George M. Smerk Scholarship recognizes individuals committed to a future in public transit management. Open to those pursuing advanced degrees, applicants must display a passion for the industry and be enrolled in an accredited institution. All applicants must be sponsored by any member of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). Two letters of recommendation are required for new scholars, while renewing scholars need only provide one. Apply now to receive support for your career in public transit management.

About American Public Transportation Foundation

The American Public Transportation Foundation, since its inception in 1988, has awarded over $1,500,000 in scholarships to more than 350 deserving students. Their scholarships address a wide range of transportation related studies and fields for a variety of scholars. Whether you are an established transportation professional pursuing a degree or an upperclass undergraduate student, APTF extends a hand to those who see a bright future in transportation.

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

Grade Level

College Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors & Grad Students

Minimum GPA

2.0

Academic Interest

Transportation

Other Category

Low Income

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, submit the below application materials before the deadline.

Essay

Academic transcript

Letter of Recommendation

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Scholarship FAQ

When will the winner of this scholarship be announced?

The Dr. George M. Smerk Scholarship winner will be announced: August 1, 2023.

Is this scholarship renewable?

Yes, the Dr. George M. Smerk Scholarship is renewable.

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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