Harvey Shebesta Award

    Wisconsin Section has created a $2,000 scholarship award to be presented annually to encourage students to consider Transportation Engineering in their studies and career aspirations, and to provide financial support to students who have demonstrated an interest and are likely to work in the transportation field. The award was named for Harvey Shebesta who was one of the founding members and the first President of the Wisconsin Section in 1966 and International President in 1980. Harvey also served on the ITE Technical Council as the first Section Technical Activities Department Head in 1968-69 and on the Board of Directors in 1970-71. Harvey graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1950 with a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering and went to work for the Wisconsin State Highway Commission. In 1969, he was appointed District Engineer for the Milwaukee District. In 1979, he was appointed District Director of WisDOT's southeast district when the Department merged the Milwaukee and Waukesha Districts. He has served as chairman and member on many Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission committees.


    Harvey Shebesta Scholarship Application    .pdf    .docx 

    Award Guidelines

    To be eligible for the scholarship, you must be either a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in a Wisconsin College or University, with course work and career goal emphasis on Transportation Engineering, and must be nominated by Transportation Engineering faculty of your school. A maximum of two students from any School can be nominated. (No family member or spouse of any Institute of Transportation Engineers - Wisconsin Section member is eligible to apply for or receive this scholarship award.

    Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of past academic performance, education plans, career goals, activities and record of leadership. Final evaluation will be made on the basis of a completed application, a statement of educational and career objectives, and a letter of recommendation by a Transportation Engineering faculty member.

    The winner of the Harvey Shebesta Scholarship Award will be announced at the December meeting of the Wisconsin Section. A check will be issued upon presentation of proof of enrollment in a full time program conforming to stated education objectives

    Past Award Winners

    1990 — Susan Langdon
    1991 — Kurt Flierl
    1992 — Daniel McCormick
    1993 — Michael Steiner
    1994 — Lisa Kasprzak
    1995 — Brian Udovich
    1996 — Michele Young
    1997 — Aaron Bubb
    1998 — Dave Platz
    1999 — Scott Kuznicki
    2000 — David Ling
    2001 — Michael May
    2002 — Tammy Loose
    2003 — Sam Jacoby
    2004 — Andy Kowske
    2005 — Susan Paulus
    2006 — Tim Shebesta
    2007 — John Bruggeman
    2008 — Matt Shiremann
    2009 — Jeremy Chapman
    2010 — Elizabeth Weasler
    2011 — John Coburn
    2012 — Elyse O’Callaghan
    2013 — Tim Lewis
    2014 — Sean Kozlowski
    2015 — James Markosian
    2016 — Jeff Merten
    2017 — Mary Sizemore
    2018 — Beau Burdett
    2019 — Fred Song
    2020 — Erynn Schroeder