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UGPTI to Offer Tribal Scholarship

Posted: Aug 23, 2017

Beginning with the fall 2018 semester, UGPTI will offer a $1,500 scholarship to Native American undergraduate students at NDSU with an interest in transportation and enrolled in civil engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering or agricultural and applied economics. The scholarship will be funded by the Mountain-Plains Consortium and is intended to encourage tribal students to enter transportation-related careers fields.

"Native American students are under-represented in transportation careers and tribal transportation agencies are in need of qualified individuals who can maintain, manage and improve tribal transportation infrastructure and systems," notes NeTia Bauman, UGPTI's tribal outreach coordinator.

Criteria for the scholarships are under development. Applications will be accepted beginning in February and will be due by the end of April. Based on interest in the scholarship at NDSU, scholarship may be opened to students at other universities in the future.

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