CR2C2 Transportation Diversity Scholarship 

We understand that lack of financial support is often a barrier encountered by minorities who desire to enter technical fields such as transportation. To alleviate this barrier and encourage more minority students to enter the transportation workforce, the Center will award CR2C2 Transportation Diversity Scholarships to minority students within the consortium who are pursuing transportation studies. 

The Center for Regional and Rural Connected Communities (CR2C2) Transportation Diversity Scholarship is open to full-time students in transportation-related degree programs at any of the CR2C2 consortium institutions. CR2C2 is the Region 4 University Transportation Center (UTC) established in 2023 under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). CR2C2 was created to serve the southeastern region of the United States as a research and education focal point with an emphasis on enhancing rural transportation. Up to 10 scholarships are available. Students selected for the award will receive a one-time $1,000 scholarship in the fall semester following the application period. These scholarships are designed to support students from racial/ethnic groups commonly underrepresented in the transportation industry. 


Applicants must meet the following criteria

Students who are selected for this award are expected to serve on the CR2C2 Student Leadership Council, which will aid in the development of student programming within the center. This will include participating in CR2C2 student programs and recommending activities and events that will attract students to CR2C2 research, education, and workforce development efforts. The time commitment for this service is expected to be an average of 1 hour per month during the academic year.

Click here to access the scholarship application. 

Applications are due by April 30th for Fall semester awards.