The Megan Cornog Memorial Highway Safety Scholarship

Megan Cornog

The Megan Cornog Memorial Highway Safety Scholarship is awarded to a student with an interest in transportation who is enrolled full-time in a graduate program, working toward a master's degree, at any of the University of North Carolina system campuses.

Named in memory of HSRC staff member Megan Cornog, the purpose of the scholarship is to foster the education and professional development of graduate students with an interest in transportation related areas, including, but not limited to, engineering, driver behavior, planning, public health and environmental issues.

Candidates for the $1,000 scholarship will be evaluated on a 500-1,000 word essay, as well as academic performance, career goals, extracurricular and professional activities and work experience.

Megan Cornog died Sunday, November 7, 2010 at her home in Carrboro, N.C., after a courageous battle with cancer. Earning her master's degree from UNC-Chapel Hill in May 2009, Megan began her career working as a project coordinator for HSRC, focusing on pedestrian and bicycle issues.

The 2015 application filing deadline has passed; stay tuned for the 2016 call for entries in February 2016.

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