March 30, 2009
APTF Seeks Scholarship Applications
The American Public Transportation Foundation (APTF) is seeking applications by June 5 for the 2009 Scholarship Program. APTF will award a minimum of 10 scholarships at the 2009 APTA Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL.
At its meeting during the recent APTA Legislative Conference in Washington, the APTF board approved a new named scholarship in honor of Shirley A. DeLibero’s 28-year career of support for the career advancement of transit professionals. DeLibero made the first donation to the scholarship fund.
The Shirley A. DeLibero Scholarship--the first to honor an African-American in the APTF awards program--will go to an African-American professional pursuing a career in public transportation.
APTF also announced that Joseph LaFreniere, director of maintenance and technology for Salem-Keizer Transit in Salem, OR, recently received the first APTF Frank Lichtanski Scholarship to the Eno Center for Transportation Leadership Transit Executive Seminar.
The foundation noted its support for the APTA Human Resources Committee’s “9000 in ’09” initiative, which asks APTA members to personally communicate the job and career opportunities available in public transportation to 9,000 students of all ages during calendar year 2009.
More information about APTF and donation activities can be found here.