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Latinos In Transit Scholarship Program 2022
Scholarship Announcement

(Los Angeles, Ca. August 2, 2022) Latinos In Transit (LIT) has launched a new scholarship program to support Latinos and other minorities in their pursuit of educational advancement. The purpose of this scholarship is to create opportunities for underserved and/or underrepresented individuals pursuing degrees and/or certifications from accredited educational institutions in a public transit-related field of study such as, but not limited to, business administration or management, marketing, finance, project management, urban or transportation planning, engineering, etc.

  • Applications Open: August 2, 2022
  • Applications Close: August 29, 2022
  • Recipient Notification: September 15, 2022
  • Recipient Award Ceremony (attendance is optional) on October 10, 2022, during the APTA TRANSform Conference in Seattle, WA
  • Funds Distribution Scheduled for December 2022

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants for the program must meet the following requirements:
  • Submit a completed application with all the information requested below.
  • Currently work in public transit or have an interest in pursuing a degree/certificate in a field of study related to public transit.
  • Possess U.S. citizenship or other legal status to work and/or study in the U.S.
  • Identify as a person from an underserved and/or underrepresented group.
  • Provide a head shot and bio (one (1) page maximum) to be emailed separately to m.garciacolberg@latinosintransit.org.

General Information
All applicants meeting the required criteria will be considered. Eligibility will not be determined on academic performance and/or GPA. Prior public transit work experience is preferred but not required. One (1) to six (6) scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 are expected to be distributed. The exact number of scholarships and amount of each will be determined based on the number of qualifying applications received.

Note: Current and former employees, officers, and directors of Latinos In Transit, as well as family members (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) are not eligible to apply for a scholarship. For questions related to the application, please email Mariela Garcia-Colberg at 

To apply for a 2022 LIT scholarship, click button: 

(Los Angeles, March 3, 2022) LIT President Carrasco will be honored with a Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) award. COMTO’s “Celebrating Women Who Move the Nation” awards breakfast recognizes the outstanding contributions of women leading and advancing America’s transportation industry. In observance of Women’s History Month, to date, COMTO says it has inducted 116 women into this signature class of leaders in the transportation industry.

COMTO explains the awards represent a broad cross-section of multi-modal transportation in both the private and public sectors, and these women exemplify the very definition of excellence. While their areas of influence and affiliations are diverse, their unequivocal commitment to advancing and strengthening the nation’s infrastructure is unparalleled, COMTO concludes. 

For information about the event at the honorees, visit: WWMTN2022

(Los Angeles, Ca. November 15, 2022)  LIT is now accepting nominations for the LIT Board of Directors! Be a part of the dynamic team that is shaping and growing the organization to new heights. The board of directors is made up of transportation professionals from both the public and private sectors. You do not have to be a Latino/a to be considered for the board. We are looking for talented, entrepreneurial, resourceful men and women who are willing to work on making LIT a globally recognized organization.

For details scan the QR code or access the application form and instructions here: NOMINATION APPLICATION

 Applications are due Monday, December 12th. 


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