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HBCU/MSI Transportation Scholarship

HBCU/MSI Transportation Scholarship

How to Apply

Review the scholarship requirements to see if you are eligible.

Gather the supporting documents necessary for your application. These include:

  • An unofficial university transcript
  • A resume (two pages maximum)
  • Two letters of recommendation

Submit your application and supporting materials online by 5 p.m., Tuesday Oct. 1, 2019.

​​​The North Carolina HBCU/MSI Transportation Scholarship Program helps foster new, diverse transportation professionals by awarding scholarships to students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in transportation-related fields by:
  • Attracting the nation’s brightest minds to the field of transportation
  • Expanding, diversifying and retaining top talent in the transportation industry
  • Bringing innovation and enhancing the breadth and scope of knowledge of the entire transportation community in the United States
  • Encompassing all modes of transportation


The N.C. Department of Transportation offers students currently enrolled at accredited historically black colleges and universities, as well as minority-serving institutions in North Carolina, the opportunity to compete each year for the $2,500 scholarship. Learn more about eligibility requirements.


All applications and supporting material (official transcripts and letters of recommendation) for the North Carolina HBCU/MSI Transportation Scholarship must be received by the deadline. Learn more about the application process.


Although the department encourages students in the majors below to apply, students are not limited to them.

​Sciences​Architecture, biology, chemistry, communications, computer science, criminal justice, environmental science, information systems, mathematics, physics
​Business​Accounting, business administration, finance, economics, management
​Human development
​Human factors, human resources, psychology
​Aviation​Aeronautical studies, airway science, aviation flight management, science
​Chemical, civil, construction, electrical, electronic, environmental, geotechnical, manufacturing, mechanical, structural, transportation
Public policy and planning​Public policy and analysis, public administration, political science/government, urban and regional planning, urban studies
Law​Transportation, environmental
​Transportation​Logistics management, planning, policy

NCDOT may approve other transportation-related academic disciplines on a case-by-case basis.


Nicole Gye’ Nyame

Special Projects Coordinator
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(919) 733-9150 (fax)

1501 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1501

7/1/2019 8:43 AM