Mark and Roni Magalotti Scholarship
For Transportation Engineering Students of Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
The Mark and Roni Magalotti Scholarship for Transportation Engineering is to provide support for the Transportation Engineering Concentration students in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Swanson School of Engineering. The scholarships (2) are intended to be awarded on both Undergraduate and Graduate levels. For Undergraduate scholarships, applicants are supposed to show excellence in their academic achievements, interest in transportation subjects (including CEE transportation courses), and an interest and vision in future transportation, which should be documented through a written essay and, later, an invited presentation at the event when the award will be announced (see more details below). The funds can be used at the discretion of the student. Students are encouraged to explore the profession through attendance at conferences and visits/applications to graduate school programs in transportation engineering. For Graduate scholarships, applicants are supposed to submit a short abstract of a paper that they plan to present at one of the near-future conferences on either local, regional, or national levels. The papers need to address relevant state-of-the-art research problems of either contemporary or future transportation, and evidence the applicant’s potential for a leadership role in the transportation profession. The funds will be utilized as a traveling grant to attend the conference and present the paper of the awarded abstract.
Current Undergraduate and Graduate Students in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Program at the Swanson School of Engineering. See additional eligibility criteria for each specific type of the award application.
Two (2) awards, $1,500 in cash each, for a total of $3,000 in scholarship. One award is intended for an undergraduate student and one for a graduate student unless circumstances require a different arrangement.
Tentative Award Timeline:
• Award applications open – sometimes in January
• Application deadline – February 28, 2022, by 5:00 PM EST
• Announcement of the awards – the end of March
• Award ceremony – by the end of April
The award winners will be notified by March 31, 2022, and the Scholarships will be given at one of the Pitt ITE Student Chapter events (that may coincide with a MASITE meeting or another similar professional event).
Application forms are different for graduate and undergraduate applicants and the following links provide relevant information. The relevant application form must be filled out in its entirety.
Please click here for an Undergraduate application form.
Please click here for a Graduate application form.
February 28, 2022, by 5:00 PM EST (no applications will be accepted after 5:00 PM EST). Completed applications are to be emailed to Dr. Aleksandar Stevanovic at email@example.com with the Subject line: MAGALOTTI SCHOLARSHIP and the name of the applicant in the name of the application file.
The Mark and Roni Magalotti Scholarship Committee will review the applications and select the awardees (one for each category). The committee will consist of at least three professionals from the CEE department and/or local industry.
For Undergraduate scholarships, awardees are expected to present their paper at an event chosen by the Scholarship committee (most likely a Pitt ITE Student Chapter meeting or another local ITE meeting (or similar). The scholarship will be awarded as a lump-sum check at this event. The presentations are expected to include a slide acknowledging the award from the Mark and Roni Magalotti Scholarship. For Graduate scholarships, applicants are expected to submit an abstract for a research conference paper (it can be a light/early version of a future journal paper). To ensure that the proposed abstract is presented at the conference in a timely manner, the applicants need to indicate at which transportation conference they plan to submit and present their paper. The date of the conference cannot be later than a year after the award is announced. To be eligible to use the funds, the awardees must be Pitt’s graduate students at the time of the conference. The scholarship will be split into two checks: $500 will be awarded at the same event when the undergraduate award is given, whereas the remaining $1,000 will be awarded after the winner attends the conference and presents the paper. The presentations are expected to include a slide acknowledging the award from the Mark and Roni Magalotti Scholarship.