ITE Legacy Program

Goal of the Legacy Program

ITE launched the ITE Legacy Program in October 2016 as a way to help fulfill ITE’s mission of “shaping the future of the profession and transportation” by supporting the growth of its future leaders. The goal of the ITE Legacy Program is to help develop the next generation of leaders within ITE and the transportation profession.

The ITE Legacy Fund accepts donations of any size to help support student and younger member activities and provides an annual scholarship to a deserving individual to cover tuition only to the LeadershipITE program. Travel expenses are not covered. The easiest way to donate to the ITE Legacy Fund is through the members’ electronic dues renewal notice. You can also use the following form.

What the Legacy Program Currently Supports


LeadershipITE Legacy Fund Scholarship

Through the generous contributions of our members, the ITE Legacy Fund Scholarship has become a transformative opportunity for deserving individuals. This prestigious scholarship covers the tuition expenses for the renowned LeadershipITE program, enabling recipients to enhance their leadership skills and shape their professional journey. It's important to note that while the scholarship covers tuition, travel expenses are not included.

To learn more about the program, scholarship request process, or scholarship request process click here.

To apply for this scholarship, please utilize the provided scholarship form.

2024 Recipients

Erica Bayley


Emily Kennedy


LeadershipITE Fred Gorove Scholarship 

Fred Gorove, one of the founders of Gorove-Slade, Inc. and its long-time President, had a profound influence on the transportation industry. Fred was one of the first traffic engineers, and he mentored generations of other engineers. Fred passed away on May 1, 2017 and the Fred Gorove Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in August 2017 to memorialize him by providing a LeadershipITE scholarship annually for a minimum of 10 years. Later, Jack and Caroline Gould, long-time friends of Fred’s donated an additional $7,500 to extend this scholarship beyond 10 years.

To learn more about the program, scholarship request process, or scholarship request process click here.

To apply for this scholarship, please utilize the provided scholarship form.

2024 Recipient

Adi Amaro-Zurita


LeadershipITE Consultants Council Scholarship 

The ITE Consultants Council is offering what they hope to be an annual scholarship beginning in 2024 to an applicant based upon a combination of things such as merit, financial need and whether the candidate’s District or Section offer local scholarships already.  A financial need for funding must be demonstrated. This scholarship is valid for tuition only. 

To learn more about the program, scholarship request process, or scholarship request process click here.

To apply for this scholarship, please utilize the provided scholarship form.

2024 Recipient

Willie Roman


Student Leadership Summits 

Established in 2014 by the California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo student chapter, ITE Student Leadership Summits (SLSs) have become a powerful tool for student members to obtain conference planning experience, professional development opportunities, and access to ITE leaders. More than one dozen SLSs have been held around North American and in Australia reaching more than 1,000 students. SLSs are organized by students for students. Your donations to the Legacy Fund provide important seed funds to get an SLS started while the students raise the $20,000 needed to put on a successful SLS. 


Matson-Hammond Mentoring Program

With support from both the Matson and Hammond Funds, the new Matson and Hammond Mentoring Program was established in 2018 to connect young members with experienced transportation professionals who can offer advice and guidance on career development. There are 100 mentors representing 150 mentoring slots available in the Matson-Hammond Mentoring Program. Roughly 65 mentoring engagements have been completed or are underway using the virtual mentoring platforms supported by the Matson and Hammond funds. To participate as a mentor or mentee, go to ITE’s e-Community and click on Mentoring.


Theodore M. Matson Fund 

Theodore M. Matson, one of ITE’s founders, contributed greatly to the common welfare through the advancement of the techniques of traffic engineering and through training of those in the profession. This fund was established many years ago to recognize and support excellence in the profession along with the Theodore M. Matson Memorial Award, one of the highest awards ITE bestows.


Harold F. Hammond Fellowship Fund 

Harold F. Hammond, an Honorary Member of ITE, served on the ITE International Board of Direction as Secretary-Treasurer, Vice President, and President, spanning 12 years. He served as an unpaid ITE staff member during ITE’s formative stage. The Harold F. Hammond Fellowship Fund was established to recognize and support the development of young professionals.

Diversity Scholars Program 

The Diversity Scholars Program was established in 2019. The purpose of this program is to increase underrepresented populations participation in the transportation profession by supporting increased diversity at the undergraduate level.

The program includes a financial scholarship of up to $20,000, a local ITE professional who will serve as a mentor, support from the ITE student chapter, and an internship with a local transportation firm.

This program is need-based and is open to any U.S. high school student of African-American; Native American, Alaskan, and Hawaiian; or Hispanic/Latino heritage with an interest in a career in transportation and seeking to study transportation engineering, planning, or in a related-field at a school with an established ITE Student Chapter. Preference is given to first-generation college students. For more information, click here.  

How Can You Shape the Future?

Support Existing Programs

There are a variety of programs that ITE has developed to support younger member development that would benefit from a Legacy Fund contribution. These programs can include, but are not limited to:

Donate to the Legacy Fund

No contribution is too small and each one makes a difference. One hundred percent of all contributions go directly to support the Legacy and Diversity Scholars Programs.

The easiest way to donate to the ITE Legacy Fund is through the ITE member dues renewal notice. You can also make donations online by going here: make a donation.  Should you have questions about making a donation or need assistance, please contact Colleen Agan at

Create a New Program

Opportunities to shape your ITE legacy are as diverse as our members and can be customized based upon your area of interest. If your idea for a larger ITE Legacy Gift or bequest does not exist, we want to hear from you! To discuss ideas on how your ITE Legacy Gift can help shape the future of transportation, contact any member of the ITE Legacy Program Committee (below) or Steve Kuciemba, Executive Director and CEO,

ITE Legacy Program Oversight Committee

The ITE Legacy Program Oversight Committee was established by the ITE Board of Direction in conjunction with the ITE Past Presidents’ Table. The Committee is chaired by the Immediate Past President and includes four additional Past Presidents. This committee advocates for donations to the Legacy Program and works with the ITE Executive Director and CEO to oversee the administration of the available funding and to establish annual program priorities.

Committee Members

  • Jeff Paniati, Committee Chair