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2016 MATC/NTC TRB Travel Funds Application


Student application for funding to attend the 95th Annual TRB Meeting in Washington, D.C. in January, 2016.


Applications due Monday, November 02, 2015


Interested students must submit the following information to Laviania Thandayithabani at lthanday@unl.edu:


  •      Application form (Click Here)
  •      Short vita or resume
  •      Letter of recommendation from faculty member
  •      Essay outlining interest in transportation (1 page)

Selection criteria will be based upon:


  •      Academic achievements
  •      Transportation leadership activities
  •      Background and interest in transportation (described in essay)

Scholarship recipients will be selected by a faculty committee; awardees will be notified by November 06, 2015 of the final amount they have been awarded in travel funds. Students are encouraged to take advantage of TRB early registration. If a student is selected but does not attend TRB, no funds will be distributed.


If selected for a TRB travel funds, the student will be reimbursed for travel expenses incurred. Please note that travel expenses will be reimbursed based upon actual costs only. Scholarship recipients are required to attend a brief meeting prior to departure to review travel policies and reimbursement deadlines.


Scholarship recipients will also be expected to write a 1 page (350 – 500 word) essay on their experience at TRB, as well as take a minimum of three good quality photos of the different activities they participate in during the event. Students must include themselves in at least one of these photos. We will be including the articles and photos in a feature for the spring 2016 MATC newsletter.