Portland State University Transportation Scholars

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Increasing access to education should be an imperative of any academic institution. Through our scholarships, and those of our partners, we can support students in overcoming barriers to funding as well as acknowledging those who go above and beyond in advancing transportation.

Funding for our current TREC scholarships come from a variety of key partners in our past and future history of transportation education in the region. Several of our current scholarships are specifically earmarked from our Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI) program. Learn more about studying transportation PSU at the College of Urban and Public Affairs and the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science.

We also want to thank the many local and national partners who also support our students, including (but not limited to): WTS Portland, Oregon ITE, and Alta Planning + Design.

2020 - 2021

Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at PSU

  • IBPI Excellence in Active Transportation - Briana Orr, Master of Urban and Regional Planning
  • IBPI Excellence in Active Transportation - Philip Longenecker, Master of Urban and Regional Planning
  • IBPI Active Transportation w/ Alta Planning + Design - Robert Hemphill, Master of Urban and Regional Planning
  • Walter H. Kramer Fellowship - Darshan Chauhan, Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering (and currently pursuing Doctor of Philosophy, PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering at PSU) 

National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC)

  • NITC Student of the YearGabriella Abou-Zeid, Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering

WTS Portland

Oregon ITE

Scholarships for 2020-21 have not yet been announced.

Eisenhower Fellowships

2019 - 2020

Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at PSU

  • IBPI Excellence in Active Transportation - Briana Orr, Master of Urban and Regional Planning
  • IBPI Active Transportation w/ Alta Planning + Design - Philip Longenecker, Master of Urban and Regional Planning
  • Rex Burkholder and Lydia Rich - Gabriella Abou-Zeid, Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Walter H. Kramer Fellowship - Darshan Chauhan, Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering(and currently pursuing Doctor of Philosophy at PSU)

WTS Portland

  • Beverley Swaim Leadership Legacy Scholarship - Huijun Tan, PhD in Urban Studies
  • Helene M. Overly Memorial Graduate Scholarship - Briana Orr, Master of Urban and Regional Planning
  • Sharon D. Banks Undergraduate Scholarship - Lynn Tran, Bacher of Science in Civil Engineering

Eisenhower Fellowships

2018 - 2019

Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at PSU

  • IBPI Excellence in Active Transportation - Jose Rafael Posada, Master of Urban and Regional Planning
  • IBPI Active Transportation w/ Alta Planning + Design - Santiago Espinosa Wild, Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering

National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC)

  • NITC Student of the Year - Travis Glick, PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering

WTS Portland

Oregon ITE

Eisenhower Fellowships

2017 - 2018

Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at PSU

  • IBPI Active Transportation w/ Alta Planning + Design - Maria Sipin, Master of Urban and Regional Planning

WTS Portland

  • Helene M. Overly Memorial Graduate Scholarship - Max Levy, Master of Urban and Regional Planning
  • Gail Achterman Leadership Scholarship - Maria Sipin, Master of Urban and Regional Planning

Oregon ITE

Eisenhower Fellowships

2016 - 2017

Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at PSU

  • IBPI Active Transportation w/ Alta Planning + Design - Michael Williams, Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering

National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC)

  • NITC Student of the Year - Tara Goddard, PhD in Urban Studies

WTS Portland

  • Helene M. Overly Memorial Graduate Scholarship - Belén Herrera, Master of Urban and Regional Planning

Oregon ITE

  • Bill Kloos Scholarship Honorable Mention for "The Roundabout Song" - Joseph Totten, Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Oregon ITE Scholarship (Graduate) - Álvaro Caviedes, Dual Master's in Urban Planning and Civil Engineering

Eisenhower Fellowships

2015 - 2016

Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at PSU

  • IBPI Active Transportation w/ Alta Planning + Design - Rae-Leigh Stark, Master of Urban and Regional Planning

National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC)

  • NITC Student of the Year - Patrick Singleton, PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Eisenhower Fellowships

2014 - 2015

Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at PSU

  • IBPI Active Transportation w/ Alta Planning + Design - Gena Gastaldi, Master of Urban and Regional Planning
  • DKS Associates - Bryan Blanc, Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Rex Burkholder and Lydia Rich - Liz Kaster, Master of Urban and Regional Planning

National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC)

  • NITC Student of the Year - Sirisha Kothuri, Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering

WTS Portland

  • Helene M. Overly Memorial Graduate Scholarship - Mandia Gonzales, Master of Urban and Regional Planning
  • Gail Achterman Leadership Scholarship - Rae-Leigh Stark, Master of Urban and Regional Planning

Oregon ITE

  • Oregon ITE Scholarship (Graduate) - Christine Kendrick, PhD in Environmental Science and Management

Eisenhower Fellowships

2013 - 2014

Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at PSU

  • IBPI Active Transportation w/ Alta Planning + DesignLiz Kaster, Master of Urban and Regional Planning
  • DKS Associates - Patrick Singleton, PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Rex Burkholder and Lydia Rich - Sravya Garladenne, Master of Urban and Regional Planning

National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC)

  • NITC Student of the Year - Katherine Bell, Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering

WTS Portland

  • President’s Leadership Legacy Scholarship for Graduates - Brenda Martin, Master of Urban and Regional Planning
  • Gail Achterman Leadership Scholarship - Liz Kaster, Master of Urban and Regional Planning

Eisenhower Fellowships

    2012 - 2013

    Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at PSU

    • IBPI Active Transportation w/ Alta Planning + Design - Derek Abe, Master of Urban and Regional Planning
    • DKS Associates - Zef Wagner, Master of Urban and Regional Planning
    • Rex Burkholder and Lydia Rich - Eugenio Arriaga Cordero, PhD in Urban Studies
    • Stephen Gomez - Kate Drennan, Master of Urban and Regional Planning
    • Bike Gallery - Ryan Farncomb, Master of Urban and Regional Planning

    National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC)

    • NITC Student of the Year - Kristina Currans, PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering

    WTS Portland

    • President’s Leadership Legacy Scholarship for Graduates - Crista Gardner, Executive Masters in Public Administration
    • Helene M. Overly Memorial Graduate Scholarship - Tara Goddard, PhD in Urban Studies
    • Gail Achterman Leadership Scholarship - Katherine Bell, Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Oregon ITE

    • Bill Kloos Scholarship for "Red Extensions" - Carl OlsonMaster of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering
    • Oregon ITE Scholarship (Graduate) - Kristina Currans, Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering
    • Oregon ITE Scholarship (Undergraduate) - Anastasia Roeszler, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering 

    Eisenhower Fellowships

    2011 - 2012

    Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at PSU

    • IBPI Active Transportation w/ Alta Planning + Design - Collin Chesston, Master of Urban and Regional Planning
    • DKS Associates - Chloe Ritter, Master of Urban and Regional Planning
    • Rex Burkholder and Lydia Rich - Tara Goddard, PhD in Urban Studies
    • Stephen Gomez - Kathryn Doherty Chapman, Master of Urban and Regional Planning
    • Bike Gallery - Derek Abe, Master of Urban and Regional Planning

    WTS Portland

    • Graduate Award - Heidi Guenin, Master of Urban and Regional Planning
    • Graduate Award - Kristina Currans, Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering
    • Sharon D. Banks Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship - Kate Petak, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
    • Helene M. Overly Memorial Graduate Scholarship - Chloe Ritter, Master of Urban and Regional Planning
    • Helene M. Overly Memorial Graduate Scholarship - Christine Kendrick, PhD in Environmental Science and Resources

    Eisenhower Fellowships

    2010 - 2011

    Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at PSU

    • IBPI Active Transportation w/ Alta Planning + Design - Nick Falbo, Master of Urban and Regional Planning
    • Rex Burkholder and Lydia Rich - Colin Rowan, Master of Urban and Regional Planning
    • Stephen Gomez - Tara (Sulzen) O'Brien, Master of Urban and Regional Planning
    • Bike Gallery - Sarah Bronstein, Master of Urban and Regional Planning

    National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC)

    • NITC Student of the Year - Alex Bigazzi, PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering

    WTS Portland

    • Graduate Award - Lindsay Walker, Master of Urban and Regional Planning

    Oregon ITE

    • Oregon ITE Scholarship (Graduate) - Courtney FurmanMaster of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering
    • Oregon ITE Scholarship (Undergraduate) - Pamela Johnson, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

    Eisenhower Fellowships

    2009 - 2010

    Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at PSU

    • IBPI Active Transportation w/ Alta Planning + Design - Drew Meisel, Master of Urban and Regional Planning
    • Rex Burkholder and Lydia Rich - Nathan McNeil, Master of Urban and Regional Planning

    National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC)

    • NITC Student of the Year - Nathan McNeil, Master of Urban and Regional Planning

    WTS Portland

    • Graduate Award - Heba Alwakiel, Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering
    • Graduate Award - Mariah VanZerrMaster of Urban and Regional Planning

    Oregon ITE

    • Oregon ITE Scholarship (Graduate) - Rolando Melgoza, Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering
    • Oregon ITE Scholarship (Undergraduate) - Justin Willard, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

    Eisenhower Fellowships

    • Alex Bigazzi, PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering
    • Meead Saberi, Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering

    2008 - 2009

    Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at PSU

    • IBPI Active Transportation w/ Alta Planning + Design - Lindsay Walker, Master of Urban and Regional Planning
    • Rex Burkholder and Lydia Rich - Robert Spurlock, Master of Urban and Regional Planning

    WTS Portland

    • Graduate Award - Lisa PattersonMaster of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Oregon ITE

    • Oregon ITE Scholarship (Graduate) - Lisa PattersonMaster of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering
    • Oregon ITE Scholarship (Undergraduate) - ​Josh Crain, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

    Eisenhower Fellowships

    2007 - 2008

    Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at PSU

    • Rex Burkholder and Lydia Rich - Dana Dickman, Master of Urban and Regional Planning

    National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC)

    • NITC Student of the Year - Oren Eshel, Master of Urban and Regional Planning

    WTS Portland

    • Undergraduate Award Jennifer Segal, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
    • Graduate Award - Sirisha Kothuri, PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Eisenhower Fellowships

    • Meead Saberi, Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering

    2006 - 2007

    National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC)

    • NITC Student of the Year Max Coffman, Master of Urban and Regional Planning