The International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA), the worldwide association for the owners and operators of toll facilities and the businesses that serve them, announced that Austin Hostettler of Hermitage, MO, who is pursuing a Civil Engineering degree from Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been awarded one of five 2019 scholarships.
Hostettler will receive $5,000 from the IBTTA Foundation Scholarship Program designed to assist undergraduate students pursuing degrees in a transportation-related field of study, including engineering; urban and regional planning; construction management; public administration; and other related fields.
“Transportation is rapidly changing across our globe. IBTTA is thrilled to support Austin in his studies and wishes him the best as he prepares for a bright future in the field of transportation,” said Patrick D. Jones, Executive Director and CEO, IBTTA. “Today’s undergraduates will be the future leaders in transportation and the tolling industry. Austin and the other scholarship winners represent the best and brightest, who will no doubt be transportation change-agents as innovation and new technologies revolutionize how people move about the country and the world.”
“The IBTTA Foundation is thrilled to offer five outstanding and deserving students a scholarship to enable them to continue their studies,” said Frank McCartney, Chair, IBTTA Foundation and Principal, FGM Consulting. “The scholarship program was created to assist future transportation leaders with their studies in order to move our industry forward.”
The 2019 scholarship winners were recognized for their achievement during the Opening Ceremonies of IBTTA’s 87th Annual Meeting and Exhibition in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on September 16, 2019.