Student Awards

Student Funding Opportunities

Data Collection Fund

Deadline: Proposals due December 9th, 2022 to the Technical Committee Chair

In 2004, the ITE Western District created a Data Collection Fund to encourage student chapter involvement with the profession. This program is specifically aimed at creating interest in transportation through practical activities and mentoring. The District awards up to $4,000 annually for the Data Collection Fund, typically distributed in $1,000 increments.

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James H. Kell Award

Deadline: Proposals due May 1st to the Student Funding & Initiatives Committee Chair

Notify the Student Funding & Initiatives Committee Chair of your student chapter’s intent to attend the Annual Meeting and the Kell Competition by June 1st.

The James H. Kell Student Competition Award intends to give student members attending the District Annual Meeting an opportunity to apply transportation and traffic engineering classroom knowledge to a real-world problem. The competition also gives students the chance to meet and interact with students from other schools. The District issues a request for proposals (RFP) inviting ITE student chapters to design and run the student competition at the Annual Meeting. The winning student chapter is awarded up to $1,500 to cover material costs and travel expenses of students and their faculty advisor to attend the Annual Meeting.

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Student Regional Travel Scholarship

Deadline: Applications due April 15th to the Student Funding & Initiatives Committee Chair

The Student Regional Travel Scholarships provide financial support for up to two (2) students to attend the upcoming ITE Western District Annual Meeting. The District will select one student from each region (Region 1 and Region 2). The recipient from each region receives a $500 travel scholarship. Please see the scholarship application to determine your school’s region.

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Student Traffic Bowl

Deadline: Register your team by February 1st by contacting the Student Funding & Initiatives Committee Chair

The Western District hosts a Student Traffic Bowl at the Annual Meeting. All teams are required to attend the Pre-Qualification round on Monday of the Annual Meeting. The winner student chapter receives the Western District Student Traffic Bowl traveling trophy, a certificate, and $1,000 in travel funds from the District to attend the International ITE Annual Meeting to compete in the Collegiate Traffic Bowl Grand Championship.

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