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 application filing deadline is April 1, 2015.

Scholarship Application

Return application to:
UNC Highway Safety Research Center
c/o: Patty Harrison
730 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Bolin Creek Center, Suites 200 & 300
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

The scholarship recipient(s) will be announced in June 2015.

Please forward any questions to