Scholarship and Internship Opportunities

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COMTO-Oregon/SW Washington Chapter Scholarship Program:

COMTO-Oregon/SW Washington Chapter Scholarship Program:

The purpose of the scholarship is to attract students from diverse backgrounds and experiences, including racial and ethnic backgrounds that are traditionally underrepresented in studies related to the transportation industry. The Oregon/SW Washington Chapter-COMTO Scholarship Program provides locally qualified minority students who are accepted or currently enrolled in a two or four year accredited institution of higher learning and studying in the field of transportation (i.e. aviation, highway, public administration/transportation, engineering, human resources, architecture, communications, government affairs, marketing, urban planning, art, etc.) with scholarship opportunities. A scholarship award may be granted up to $500 to students accepted/enrolled in a two-year accredited college or institution and up to $1,000 to students accepted/enrolled in a four-year college, institution, or university within the academic year. The Oregon/SW Washington Chapter-COMTO Scholarship Committee will review and consider applications on a case-by-case base.  The Committee reserves the right to change the amount and/or number of scholarships awarded through the program.


 Eligibility/Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a US citizen and reside within the Oregon/SW Washington metropolitan area or surrounding communities and counties in the Oregon and Washington region.
  • Applicant must be accepted or enrolled in a two or four year accredited institution of higher learning within the academic school year in which the application was submitted
  • Applicant must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Applicant must submit a completed application package and meet submission deadlines within the academic year and as outlined in the cholarship guidelines
  • Applicant must demonstrate an interest in applying the degree in an area within the transportation industry (i.e. aviation, highway, public administration/transportation, engineering, human resources, architecture, communications, government affairs, marketing, urban planning, art, etc.)


Applications are closed at this time. Please check back.

COMTO National Scholarship and Internship Opportunities

 COMTO National’s Scholarship Program awards $100,000 annually in national academic scholarships to minority graduate and undergraduate students pursuing careers in the transportation industry.  Additionally, COMTO Chapters collectively award close to $500,000 annually in academic scholarships to local applicants.


The CITY Internship program provides minority college students with an opportunity to gain professional and practical experience in the industry. Designed by industry professionals, the program offers a 10-week paid internship open to college juniors, seniors, and first year graduate students from all academic disciplines.