The Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA) recently announced the availability of two awards for students who have the intent to pursue a career in the railway engineering-maintenance industry.
REMSA is offering up to $10,000 towards the Railway Engineering Education Scholarship, for junior or senior undergraduates, or students in graduate school, trade schools, or other continuing education programs, who are pursuing additional education to allow them to work successfully and grow within the rail construction and maintenance industry.
Scholarship funds, awarded annually, are sent to the financial aid office at each recipient’s institution to be applied to the student’s account at the beginning of the spring term of study. Students must be in attendance for a full year following receipt of the award.
Additionally, REMSA is partnering with InnoTrans to send one student to attend InnoTrans 2024 in Berlin, Germany with the InnoTrans Career Award. The concept of the Career Award, REMSA says, is to spark the interest of the future generation in rail and promote career opportunities within the rail industry.
InnoTrans will provide the students with opportunities to meet directly with global players, small- and medium-sized companies, specialized associations, and universities and learn about their current job vacancies, traineeships/internship, job profiles and fields of work.
Each student award includes flight or train round trip ticket – economy class; hotel accommodation in Berlin for a maximum of four nights; VIP card for InnoTrans (four days), free access to public transportation throughout Berlin during the show days, access to the InnoTrans Campus, which includes the RecruitingLAB, Talent Stage and Jobwall; daily travel allowance; and guided career tours for students to exhibitors with career openings.
Applicants may apply for either or both awards, based on the following eligibility criteria. Applicants may apply for both awards in the same application.