Thursday, December 19, 2013

RSI accepting 2014-2015 scholarship applications

Written by  William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief
The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) is now accepting 2014-2015 school year applications for the RSI Scholarship Program, which provides a minimum of five $5,000 scholarships each year. Since 1989, RSI has awarded more than 100 scholarships. Recipients have been college students pursuing degrees in a variety of fields, among them nursing, teaching, engineering, business, and transportation.

Scholarships applicants must be the child or dependent of a current employee whose company is a member of the Railway Supply Institute or one of the Coordinated Mechanical Associations (CMA). The CMA includes the Air Brake Association, Inc. (ABA), the International Association of Railway Operating Officers (IAROO), the League of Railway Industry Women (LRIW), Mechanical Association Railcar Technical Services (MARTS), and Locomotive Maintenance Officers Association (LMOA).

The 2014-2015 application deadline is May 31, 2014; winners will be announced in June. Information on the scholarship program is available at http://rsiweb.org/rsi-scholarship. The application and additional eligibility requirements can be found at http://rsiweb.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/scholarship-f14s15-f.pdf.

“Thanks to the generosity of our scholarship fund donors, we have increased the amount of each 2014-2015 scholarship from $3,000 to $5,000,” said RSI Scholarship Manager Amanda Patrick. “Last year, 10 students were awarded the RSI Scholarship in a variety of different areas of study, with two of those scholarships sponsored by MARTS). As college degrees become more valuable and more expensive, the RSI Scholarship Program is more important than ever. I encourage all eligible students to apply.”