The Whitta Family Scholarship has been established to provide a professional development opportunity for a deserving applicant, and to pay that individual’s registration cost to attend the Ohio Association for Pupil Transportation Conference and Trade Show.

Brian Whitta is a former Northwest Regional Director for OAPT.  He is presently the 2013-14 Vice President of OAPT; he is a public school district administrator, as well as an independent consultant. 

Brian feels very strongly that the opportunity to be part of the OAPT family has brought success to his career.  He and his wife Katie wish to provide the same opportunity to another pupil transportation administrator.

This scholarship will pay directly to the Ohio Association for Pupil Transportation, the registration fee for one person. (Fees for additional sessions, hotel costs, and any other expenses are the responsibility of the winner.)

The applicant must be actively employed as a pupil transportation administrator in an Ohio public school district, county board of developmental disabilities, educational service center, or joint vocational school district.

Applicants from entities other than those specified above (i.e., nonpublic schools, community schools, private contractors) are welcome to apply, but preference will be given to employees of the specified organizational types.


Notification of award to the winner will be made in January.