HSRC seeking applications for $1000 scholarship

CHAPEL HILL (January 28, 2009) - The UNC Highway Safety Research Center (HSRC) is seeking scholarship applications from graduate students with an interest in the field of highway safety.

The $1,000 scholarship is available to a full-time graduate student with an interest in transportation safety who will be enrolled in the fall of 2009 at any of the University of North Carolina campuses. Candidates will be evaluated based on academic performance, extracurricular and professional activities and work experience. Applicants will also be asked to explain how their field of study could be used to prevent motor-vehicle-related deaths and injuries.

The purpose of the Highway Safety Research Center Scholarship is to foster the education and professional development of graduate students with an interest in transportation safety-related areas, including, but not limited to, engineering, driver behavior, planning, public health and environment.

HSRC awarded the 2008 scholarship in July to Kathryn Martin, a graduate student at UNC Chapel Hill studying in the School of Public Health. Her dissertation research is on the influence of community resources on North Carolinians' health-related quality of life and functional health status, including accessibility and availability of public transportation for senior citizens in North Carolina.

The deadline for applications is April 1, 2009.

Download the Application (PDF 174 KB)

The scholarship recipient will be announced in June 2009.



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