Roadway Worker Memorial Scholarship Program

The Roadway Worker Memorial Scholarship Program provides financial assistance for post-high school education to dependents (children and spouses) of roadway workers killed or permanently disabled in work zone incidents. The Foundation’s goal is to help their dependents fulfill their academic dreams by providing financial assistance. The program is competitive and has a value of up to $10,000 for an academic year.

Know someone who is eligible? Encourage them to review the scholarship criteria and apply for the upcoming Roadway Worker Memorial Scholarship.

Chuck Bailey Memorial Scholarship Fund

Applicants who demonstrate a strong commitment to volunteerism may be eligible to receive an additional $1,000 in honor of Chuck Bailey, an esteemed member of the roadway safety industry who passed away in June 2002. Bailey was a member of the Ohio ATSSA Chapter, and not only worked tirelessly to get Congress to approve funding dedicated for roadway safety projects, but also was quick to share his knowledge, contacts and time.

Marty Weed Engineering Scholarship

In 2018, ATSS Foundation began developing a scholarship to honor Marty Weed, a longstanding member of ATSSA and an icon in the roadway safety infrastructure industry. The Marty Weed Engineering Scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance for new engineers who are employed by a public agency and who specialize in work zone safety and temporary traffic control to participate in ATSSA’s Annual Convention & Traffic Expo, giving them the opportunity to strengthen their discipline skills and network with hundreds of national and international leaders in the industry.

Marty, who passed away Dec. 13, 2018, was a former Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) state work zone engineer and was involved in the roadway safety infrastructure industry for 33 years.

In 2015, Marty was honored by receiving ATSSA’s National Safety Award. He was also recognized by ATSSA’s Northwest Chapter on May 17, 2018, where he was presented with an award and joined by fellow ATSSA members for a baseball game at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington.

As part of his commitment to developing the next generation of roadway safety professionals, Marty left an endowment to be used as a scholarship for engineers interested in the field of temporary traffic control and the highway safety industry. The Foundation is committed to continuing Marty’s legacy through this scholarship program.

To apply and be eligible for one of the two scholarships offered, applicants must meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • Be employed by a public agency (city, county, state or federal) as an Engineer or P.E. at the time the application is submitted,
  • AND have a MAXIMUM of seven years' work experience,*
  • AND specialize or have a strong interest in work zone safety and temporary traffic control.

*Work history may be reviewed to address unique situations.

The application process for the Marty Weed Engineering Scholarship to attend ATSSA's 2025 Convention & Traffic Expo in Orlando opened June 10. Scholarship recipients are required to attend the entire Convention & Traffic Expo to receive complimentary conference registration and up $900 for reimbursable travel expenses (plus 4 nights hotel accommodation at a designated ATSSA hotel). Recipients will be notified of scholarship decisions starting Sept. 18 and then have until Nov. 1 to register and submit their housing information. Deadline to apply is Aug. 30, 2024.

Questions? Call 540-376-3882 or contact ATSS Foundation.