Lusanni Acosta, a graduate student in transportation engineering, was one of four winners of a $3,000 scholarship from the Michigan section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers. Scholarships were for both undergraduate and graduate students. Applicants had to submit a paper titled “My Future in Transportation,” describing their goals in the transportation field as well as their potential contributions to the area.
When asked what winning the scholarship meant to her Acosta said, “I am very proud of the academic institution I attend, Western Michigan University, and it is an honor to represent it with this award. For me this scholarship not only helps in alleviating my academic expenses but in confirming, strengthening and building more confidently my path in transportation engineering.”
The Institute’s education-scholarship committee chairman, Tim Haagsma, contacted Michigan chapter advisors about the scholarships. Dr. Jun-Seok Oh from Western Michigan University’s civil and construction engineering department is a chapter advisor and shared the information about the scholarships with transportation engineering students. The scholarship program started in 1989.