National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) program

While research suggests construction is projected to have the highest growth rate among occupations in many parts of the nation, including Arizona, minorities, women, veterans and disadvantaged individuals are under-represented in the industry.

The On-the-Job Training and Supportive Services Program (OJTSS) program will administer the National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) to provide educational and training opportunities for middle and high school students within Arizona, specifically targeting the underrepresented populations. The NSTI is intended to create awareness and stimulate interest in high school participants that may wish to take advantage of career opportunities that exist in the transportation industry, to provide academic enhancement activities, and to encourage students to pursue transportation-related course work at the college and university level.

The program has an emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) classes. The NSTI will be offered in the summer of 2020


The NSTI Scholars Program


The NSTI Scholars Program, supported by the US Department of Transportation, Arizona Department of Transportation, and the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, is a 9-month scholars program to engage participants in transportation engineering and the many types of engineers, from aerospace to software, who plan and maintain our systems of transportation around the state of Arizona. Participants will have the opportunity to enroll in college level coursework and have access to workshops on a variety of topics to prepare them for college and the application process. 

The application priority deadline is June 10, 2020.
Final deadline is July 15, 2020.
Applicants will be notified of their acceptance into the program via email.

Eligibility Requirements

Must be proficient in College Algebra and be ready to enroll in Pre-Calculus by August 2020. Program components include opportunities for participants to establish and/or earn readiness before officially starting the program.

Must be an Arizona resident

Must be entering grades 11 or 12 in fall 2020

Minimum unweighted GPA: 2.5

BEFORE beginning this application, please have the following information ready:

Your unweighted cumulative GPA

Your most current unofficial transcripts

A one-page letter of interest explaining

Why you are a good fit for the program

What you hope to learn from the experience