The annual UIC George Krambles Transportation Scholarship Awards program was established to honor the accomplishments of a legendary Chicago public transit leader. The program is open to any Master’s degree candidate or undergraduate student within the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs who is studying transportation and plans a career in the transportation industry.
Students within the UIC College of Engineering, College of Business Administration and School of Public Health who have completed research or studies in transportation also are encouraged to apply. This year marks the 12th year the Krambles Scholarship program has been managed by the Urban Transportation Center. Scholarships will be awarded. All submissions must be related to some aspect of public transit, such as: Planning, policy, operations and management. All participants must demonstrate that he or she plans to pursue a career in the transportation industry.
How to Participate:
• Letter: Draft a letter of interest detailing why the candidate plans to pursue a career in transportation.
• Resume/CV: Submit a current resume or CV, including Grade Point Average. Applicants must be in good academic standing.
• Transcript: Submit an academic transcript from an accredited institution of higher education.
• References: Furnish three references (name, email, phone and affiliation). Two of the references should be from the academic community.
Judging Criteria: All submissions will be judged on these three criteria: a) The effectiveness of the candidate’s statement on pursuing a career in public transportation; b) The resume and academic standing of the student; c) The caliber of the references.
Submission Timeline: Students planning to participate in the 2018 Krambles Awards must submit all required documents by November 30, 2018.
How to Enter: Candidates must submit all required materials in print format to Dr. Paul Metaxatos, Urban Transportation Center, Suite 340 CUPPA Hall (m/c 357), 412 S. Peoria St., Chicago, IL 60607, or electronically as a single PDF document to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions should be directed to Dr. Metaxatos at (312) 996-4713 or Edward Bury at 312-413-1967 or email@example.com.
Scholarship Awards: Scholarship awards will be given based on the recommendations of the awards judging committee.
Announcement of Winners: Scholarship winners for the 2018 competition will be announced at the UTC and CUPPA Alumni Association reception January 14, 2019, held in conjunction with the Transportation Research Board 2019 Annual Meeting in Washington.
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