Tuesday, May 09, 2017

RSI scholarship deadline coming

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The deadline for applying for the 2017/2018 school year RSI Undergraduate Scholarship is June 7.

The annual program provides a minimum of five college scholarships in amounts ranging from $2,500-5,000 to children of employees throughout the rail supply industry.

Since 1989, Washington, D.C.-based RSI has awarded more than 120 scholarships to college students pursuing degrees in a variety of fields including nursing, teaching, engineering, business, and transportation.

"Since the RSI scholarship program began more than 25 years ago, RSI has awarded more than $300,000 in awards," said RSI Vice President of Trade Shows and Member Relations Amanda Patrick. "As the cost of a college education continues to rise, our scholarship program is helping students achieve their college and career goals.”

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 include 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).

Winners will be announced in July.

RSI welcomes contributions to its scholarship program by individuals or companies to allow more scholarships to be awarded, Patrick said. More information about RSI scholarship contributions may be found in the donation form (PDF).


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