In Fall 2023, the Western District introduced the Connections Grant to support student chapter activities that foster relationships with other organizations and help to attract, retain, and develop talented students interested in a career in transportation. These activities are key to developing long term, mutually beneficial relationships with other organizations.
The Connections Grant awards up to $1,500 each academic year in increments up to $500 each. Grants requests are evaluated in two rounds during the academic year, or until funds for the year are exhausted. Grants shall not be given to the same student chapter twice in once academic year, and events must take place during that year. Please see the grant application for more information on grant eligibility, evaluation criteria, and the award process.