Engineering Scholarship

Congratulations to Myrlie Taylor! DCTMA awarded our 3rd Annual Engineering Scholarship to the freshman studying Civil Engineering at Delaware County Community College!

L to R: Eric Ostimchuk, Traffic, Planning & Design, Inc.; Jeff Roken, Urban Engineers; Myrlie Taylor, DCCC Student; John Grant, Stantec; Steve Cunningham, Jacobs Engineering

DCTMA invited Ms. Taylor to the Municipalities Conference & Trade Show Thursday, April 12th at Drexelbrook Corporate Events Center to present her with the $1,000 scholarship. The DCTMA Engineering Committee reviewed applicants’ essays and transcripts, and felt the Upper Darby teen most deserving of the scholarship, given her perfect 4.0 GPA and career goals in engineering.

“My dream is to become a civil engineer, and to work for one of the biggest companies in Haiti, where my family is from,” she says. “I was there in 2010 when the catastrophic earthquake happened. Only two houses were left in my neighborhood. I was so traumatized, and it made me realize becoming a civil engineer will allow me to help others in my country to use good materials to construct solid buildings, bridges and damns. Also, I want to develop the transportation network there by creating highways and railways. In addition, you don’t see a lot of women engineers today. I am a young black American woman, and want to prove to other females they can do it too.”

Myrlie Taylor accepts $1,000 scholarship from the DCTMA Board of Directors.

DCTMA’S Annual Engineering Scholarship goes to a student enrolled in an engineering program at one of DCTMA’s member colleges or trade schools – Delaware County Community College and Penn State Brandywine.


Penn State Brandywine Student Awarded DCTMA’S 2nd Annual Engineering Scholarship

DCTMA awarded our 2nd Annual Engineering Scholarship to Idris Ameer Idris, a freshman at Penn State Brandywine who is studying Mechanical Engineering. The DCTMA Engineering Scholarship Committee reviewed applicants’ essays and transcripts, and chose Idris to receive this year’s $1000 scholarship towards future education in engineering. The committee, joined by Chancellor Kristin Woolever, presented Idris with the check.2017 photo


DCTMA Awards DCCC Student 1st Annual Engineering Scholarship

Our Engineering Scholarship Committee reviewed applicants’ essays and transcripts, and chose a Sophomore at Delaware County Community College. Adam Berridge of Glenolden was chosen this year to receive $1000 scholarship towards future education in engineering. The committee presented him with the check April 26th at the college.

Committee Chair, Steve Cunningham of Jacobs Engineering, reflects on the significance of the scholarship opportunity.

“The DCTMA founded the Engineering Scholarship to provide financial assistance to deserving students in Delaware County.  The scholarship aims to enhance our transportation engineering and planning community through outreach and support of our educational institutions.  The ideal candidate for selection demonstrates a keen interest in improving the transportation system in Delaware County through application of their studies,” he says.

DCTMA raised the scholarship money during several events, including a special night at Hedgerow Theatre during the debut of the play Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. All proceeds from ticket sales and a special raffle went to the scholarship.

We’ve already begun brainstorming new ideas for next year’s fundraising effort!

: L to R: Lauren Turton, DCTMA; Cecile Charlton, DCTMA; John Grant, Stantec; Adam Berridge, Glenoden, PA/DCCC Student; Eric Ostimchuk, Traffic, Planning & Design, Inc.; Jeff Roken, Urban Engineers; Kathy Breslin, DCCC

L to R: Lauren Turton, DCTMA; Cecile Charlton, DCTMA; John Grant, Stantec; Adam Berridge, Glenolden, PA/DCCC Student; Eric Ostimchuk, Traffic, Planning & Design, Inc.; Jeff Roken, Urban Engineers; Kathy Breslin, DCCC