Srishti Jaipuria, M.U.R.P ’23, has been awarded the 2023 Paula Hammond Legacy Leadership Scholarship Award from the WTS Foundation. Through their scholarship programs, the foundation aims to support and connect women who are pursuing a career in transportation.
The scholarship, given by the local WTS Michigan Chapter, honors graduate students interested in advancing transportation innovation. Awardees receive $2,000 towards furthering their careers and leadership in transportation and are entered into national-level scholarships for consideration.
“I am incredibly honored and grateful to have been selected as the recipient of the WTS Transportation Leadership Legacy scholarship,” shared Jaipuria. “This scholarship not only financially supports my education and research but also signifies recognition of my passion and dedication to the field of transportation planning. I believe that by leveraging the interconnections between land use and travel patterns, we can create more inclusive environments for all communities. This scholarship will help me to contribute both to the knowledge and the practice of planning and to actively participate in making our cities more accessible, equitable, sustainable, and the vibrant centers that they should be.”
Jaipuria said, “I am excited to continue my education and research in this field, and I am grateful for the support and encouragement that this scholarship provides. This scholarship will play a significant role in helping me achieve these goals and further my career in transportation planning. I am eager to make a positive impact in the transportation planning field.”