District 5 Employees Scholarship Program
Each year, the employees of Caltrans District 5 and the California Transportation Foundation (CTF) offer a minimum of $750 scholarship to a high school senior. The money is raised through coffee and baked goods sales at District 5 offices in San Luis Obispo. The scholarship is intended to recognize and assist students who are planning to pursue a career in Transportation. We are pleased to announce that there are two (2) $1,000 scholarships available to award to successful candidates this year.
The field of transportation is broad and includes careers that Caltrans could potentially employ such as Engineers, Project Managers, Transportation Planners, Environmental Planners, Archeologists, Land Surveyors Mechanics, Electricians and many more.
The application is open to students graduating from a High School in District 5, which includes the counties of Santa Cruz, San Benito, Monterey, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara. The candidates must also intend to enroll in a Community College, College or University, or Trade School in California. Caltrans hires in many areas that do not necessarily require a 4-year degree, but require courses from a Community College or Trade School. We definitely encourage all students, in all academic ranges, who plan to pursue a career in Transportation to apply.
Required Application Materials
- A completed District 5/CTF Scholarship Application (DOCX)
- A 250-500 word essay explaining why you think you would be the best choice for the scholarship and why you would like to pursue a career in transportation.
- A copy of your High School Transcripts.
- Name and phone number of a personal reference from a teacher, counselor, administrator, etc. at your High School
- List of Honors/Awards/Recognition
Selection and Announcement
The Caltrans District 5 Scholarship Selection Committee will review all applications. After careful review, the winners and the scholarship coordinators at the High Schools will be notified. The scholarships are awarded in May of each year.
If you have any questions please e-mail Laurie Baima or call (805) 549-3776.
Applications Due: April 30, 2019
Mail applications to:
Caltrans District 5 Scholarship
Attn: Debbie Barlow
50 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401