In addition to honoring Mr Lee Roy Selmon by naming the Expressway after him, THEA also created the Selmon STEM Scholarship program, S3 for short. Mr. Selmon was actively involved in mentoring students at the University of South Florida and asked our agency to commit to helping the next generation of students through advancing STEM opportunities. THEA has been making good on this commitment through mentorship programs, annual paid internships to USF students, and awarding outstanding students through the Selmon STEM Scholarship program.
Each year scholarships are given for paid internships and books to students in the USF Engineering Department through the S3 Program. These paid internship opportunities are for juniors and seniors majoring in engineering. Our interns get involved in every aspect of our agency, including urban planning and work with our city partners on improving transportation throughout the region.