The International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) Foundation, the educational and charitable arm of the worldwide association for the owners and operators of toll facilities and the businesses that serve them, has announced the selection of three undergraduate students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) who will receive scholarships designed to support and encourage future transportation leaders.
Tatyanna Sutton, of Hampton, Virginia, USA, graduate degree in a transportation-related field of study.
The IBTTA Foundation and the Task Force on Diversity, Social and Racial Inclusion recognize the importance of supporting higher education to strengthen our industry; and the necessity to provide more opportunities for mentorship and leadership in the transportation tolling industry. The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage and support Black students enrolled at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) who are pursuing academic degrees that can lead to a rewarding career in transportation. This scholarship reflects IBTTA’s commitment to fostering diversity in the tolling industry.
“This year’s recipients are completing their studies in very challenging times. Our industry is adapting rapidly to change all around us,” said Frank McCartney, chair, IBTTA Foundation and principal, FGM Consulting. “We congratulate this year’s scholarship winners who represent the best and brightest, who will be transportation change-agents as innovation and new technologies revolutionize how people work and travel about the country and the world.”
“We are thrilled to award scholarships to these outstanding students to help support their transportation-related degrees,” said Samuel Johnson, Interim CEO, Transportation Corridor Agencies and IBTTA president. “The IBTTA Foundation is proud to support our future leaders and their contributions to enhancing mobility. Incorporating this next generation’s ideas and passion around the environment, habitat and social equity will be essential to future efforts to improve the movement of goods and people around the world.”
The 2020 scholarship winners will be recognized for their achievement during IBTTA’s virtual Winter Board of Directors Meeting on January 13, 2021.