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Napa Valley College and The Dwight David EISENHOWER COMMUNITY COLLEGE TRANSPORTATION FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM 2017
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAM
MESA Students will enroll in an Engineering Work Experience 199 class during both fall and spring semester. This class is a 1 unit seminar which explores and evaluates transportation related topics. Engineering Instructor, Antonio Castro is assisting students in acquiring discipline awareness as well as focus on the requirements stipulated through the Dwight David Eisenhower Fellowship awarded to the MESA program.
In this class, recipients prepared a research paper on a topic directly related to a relevant transportation problem or issue, with the approval of Antonio Castro, Faculty Advisor. Students will attend the Transportation Research Board (TRB) to be held January 2018 in Washington, DC where they will present their research project (mandatory). In addition, all students submit a required 300 word abstract of their research (or proposed research) for review to the Transportation Research Board staff.
A paid stipend will be given to each awarded applicant for the academic year. Recipient award will be based on the rankings from the local Selection Panel. Recipients will receive a minimum of $1,500 for attendance at the Transportation Research Board's Annual Meeting.
The DWIGHT DAVID EISENHOWER COMMUNITY COLLEGE TRANSPORTATION FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM (DDETFP) provides funding for the pursuit of an Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's or Doctoral Degrees in transportation related fields. The program objectives are to attract the nation's brightest minds to the field of transportation; to enhance careers of transportation professionals by encouraging them to seek advanced degrees; and to retain top talent in the transportation industry of the United States.
All applicants must: be enrolled in an accredited United States institution of higher education, must be pursuing a degree in a full-time program, must be in a transportation-related discipline, must conduct ongoing research in one or more transportation-related disciplines, and should be planning to enter the transportation profession after completing their education.
Non United States citizens must attach a copy of their I-20 ID or I-551 issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION
The Eisenhower Fellowships will be awarded on the basis of merit. Merit includes:
- Academic Record
- Potential Outstanding Career in Transportation
- Proposed Research Plan / Plan of Study
- Quality of Recommendation Letters - 4 required
- Overall Quality of Application
All application materials must be typed. Essays must include Title Block in upper right hand corner that includes essay title, applicant name, and institution name. A complete student application consits of the following:
- Student File Information Sheet
- SF 424 Individual
- Official Transcripts
- Letters of Recommendation regarding applicant's qualifications. (minimum 4)
- 2017 Application Essays:Proposed plan of study and Personal Statement (Limit 8,000 characters each)
- Application Due Date: on or before September 5th 2017
- Turn in to Rene Rubio, MESA Center (1800) Building, Rm. 1806: (707) 256-7281
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