Monday, March 29, 2010

RSI Scholarship application deadline looms

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April 2 (Friday) is the deadline for applications to the 2011 Railway Supply Institute Scholarship. RSI provides four $3,000 scholarships to full-time students from around the rail supply community. More than 90 students have received the RSI Scholarship which has contributed to their education in a variety of degrees such as nursing, teaching, engineering, business, and transportation specialists.

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Applicants must be currently enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited / post-secondary institution leading to an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree. The applicant must expect to achieve at least Sophomore status in his/her institution by the beginning of the 2010 / 2011 academic year. Ranking of applicants is based on grade point average, content of essay, letters of recommendations, community service, and work and school related activities.

Those eligible for the scholarship must be the son or daughter of a current employee whose company is a current member of the Railway Supply Institute or one of the Coordinated Mechanical Associations (CMA). These include:

  • Railway Supply Institute, Inc (RSI)
  • Air Brake Association, Inc. (ABA)
  • International Association of Railway Operating Officers (IAROO)
  • Mechanical Association Railcar Technical Services (MARTS)
  • Locomotive Maintenance Officers Association (LMOA).

Scholarship applications are available online here.