District 1 Scholarship Program

The 2024 Scholarship Program is now accepting applications.

The California Department of Transportation, District 1, in conjunction with the California Transportation Foundation (CTF) and Caltrans Social Fund, is offering one $2,250 scholarship to support the professional growth and development of students seeking a career in transportation.

To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a high school senior or undergraduate college student from or residing in Humboldt, Del Norte, Lake or Mendocino County.
  • Must plan to pursue a career in transportation.
  • Must attend or be accepted to a post-secondary institute (college/university/vocational/technical school) in California.
  • Must provide an official transcript to verify Grade Point Average (GPA).
  • Must provide a description of participation in extra-curricular and/or community-related activities
  • Letters of recommendation will be considered but are not required.

Please note students related to Caltrans employees may apply.

Please contact Public Information Officer Meriah Miracle at Meriah.Miracle@dot.ca.gov with questions.

Applications due by 11:30 p.m. Friday, May 31.

Apply online at apply.mykaleidoscope.com/scholarships/CaltransDistrict1-2024.

2023 scholarship recipient Isaac Young holds an oversized novelty check with his printed name in the amount of $2,250

2023 Scholarship Winner Isaac Young