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APTF / University of Miami Scholarship Created

For more than 30 years, the American Public Transportation Foundation’s (APTF) mission has been to increase the number of individuals choosing the transit field as a career, and retain, our best and brightest talent, through scholarship and engagement opportunities.

The “Academic Partnership with a Purpose,” Initiative, launched in 2018, has resulted in the first such collaboration between the APTF and an educational institution. Through this partnership, the University of Miami has established the Wulkan Family/American Public Transportation Foundation/University of Miami Graduate School Endowed Scholarship.

The Wulkan Family Scholarship is a new funding opportunity for graduate students at the University of Miami which provides tuition assistance to one master’s or doctoral student interested in a career in the public transportation industry. The first scholarship was awarded in October of 2019 to Alvaro Ruiz Emparanza, who is pursuing his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering at UofM and is researching how we can bring sustainable innovations to the overall construction process.

For those interested in supporting the Wulkan Family/American Public Transportation Foundation/University of Miami Graduate School Endowed Scholarship, contributions can be made on the scholarship giving page*. For those interested in learning more about the Academic Partnership with a Purpose program, please feel free to contact Alan C. Wulkan, Member, APTF Board of Directors, at alan@wulkangroup.com.

*Donations made through the APTF are subject to a 10% administrative fee. To donate directly to the University of Miami, please visit their Give to UM homepage.

Post Author: Lindsey Robertson