Jenson Draper Photo Credit: Contributed

Transportation Association awards $10,000 in scholarships

The International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA)  has announced the recipients of the 2018 IBTTA Foundation Scholarship awarded to undergraduate students pursuing degrees in a transportation-oriented field of study, including engineering; urban and regional planning; construction management; public administration; and other related fields.  IBTTA is the worldwide association for the owners and operators of toll facilities and the businesses that serve them.

Lyndon Chang, pursuing a degree in public policy and administration from the University of Southern California, and Jenson Draper, an engineering major at the University of Minnesota, were selected to each receive a $5,000 scholarship from the IBTTA Foundation Scholarship Program. 

Chang and Draper were selected through a competitive selection process.  This is the second year for the IBTTA Foundation Scholarship Program, which has now awarded $20,000 in scholarship funds to four deserving students.

“The field of transportation is changing at a rapid pace with innovations and new technologies helping to revolutionize how people move from place to place,”said Patrick D. Jones, Executive Director and CEO, IBTTA. “Lyndon and Jenson are the future of transportation and I have no doubt will help usher in a new era for our industry.” 

“We are thrilled about the 2018 recipients of the IBTTA Foundation Scholarship,” said Philip Miller, Chair of the IBTTA Foundation and Vice President for AECOM.  “It is the charge of this scholarship program to invest in the future of the transportation industry for generations to come.  We are excited to watch Lyndon and Jenson advance their studies and join the next generation of transportation professionals.” 

Lyndon Chang and Jenson Draper will be recognized for their achievement during the Opening Ceremonies ofIBTTA’s 86th Annual Meeting and Exhibition in Baltimore, MD on October 15, 2018

The IBTTA Foundation’s scholarship program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability or national origin.