Cecil College Offers Students the Chance to Shape the Future of Transportation with Eisenhower Fellowship

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NORTH EAST, MD — Cecil College has announced an opportunity for students with a vision for the future of transportation to step forward and make their mark. The college is currently accepting applications for the 2024-2025 Dwight D. Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP), offering grants up to $5,000. This initiative seeks to support students from various academic backgrounds who are committed to advancing the nation’s transportation industry. Interested candidates have until Friday, May 24, 2024, to apply.

The fellowship is open to full-time students enrolled in accredited programs for the upcoming academic year, covering a wide range of transportation-related disciplines. Successful applicants will join Cecil College’s DDETFP Research Cohort, engaging in projects that contribute to their field of study and participating in the annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board—a prestigious gathering of professionals and researchers in Washington, D.C., scheduled for January 2025.

Transportation, the backbone of economic and social systems worldwide, faces challenges ranging from sustainability and safety to technological innovation. The DDETFP aims to address these issues by encouraging the brightest minds to enter the transportation profession. Students from engineering to non-engineering fields, such as the sciences, business, psychology, and supply chain management, are encouraged to bring their unique perspectives and skills to the table.

The fellowship awards are determined based on evaluations conducted by the Federal Highway Administration and recommendations from the DDETFP Selection Panel at Cecil College. Traditionally, recipients receive up to $1,500 to attend the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, with a total award of up to $5,000 that can be allocated towards tuition, mandatory fees, or TRB attendance, offering flexibility to suit the needs of each awardee.

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Supported by the Federal Highway Administration, the Dwight D. Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program represents a commitment to nurturing talent and innovation within the transportation sector. This fellowship not only supports students financially but also offers them a platform to contribute to vital research and network with industry leaders.

For students interested in making a significant impact on how people and goods move across the country and around the world, this fellowship offers a golden opportunity. By fostering a new generation of transportation professionals, the DDETFP is setting the stage for advancements that could redefine mobility, efficiency, and sustainability in the years to come.

Students seeking more information on the Dwight D. Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program or how to apply can reach out to Cecil College’s Competition Program Manager, Mark Krysiak, via email or visit the college’s website dedicated to the fellowship program.

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