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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)
  • One letter​​ of recommendation
The deadline for 2020-2021 scholarship application has passed.

​​​​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 $1,500 scholarship.


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.


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.


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Ashley Houston

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10/2/2020 5:02 PM