The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) announced on April 9 that it’s accepting 2019-2020 school year applications for its Thomas D. Simpson Annual Undergraduate Scholarship, and that it’s creating a new scholarship to help students attend Railway Interchange 2019.
The Thomas D. Simpson Annual Undergraduate Scholarship awards funding to full-time students whose parents work for RSI member companies or RSI-affiliated organizations. Based on the applicant’s academic achievement, community/school involvement and essay response, the scholarship program provides a minimum of five college scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $5,000.
The scholarship’s application deadline is June 14, and the winners will be announced in July.
In addition, RSI is also showing support for college students by offering Railway Interchange conference scholarships to 10 undergraduate or graduate engineering students who demonstrate interest in the rail industry. Winners will receive $500 for travel along with hotel accommodations and complimentary registration for the conference, scheduled for Sept. 22-25 in Minneapolis, Minn.
The scholarships are open to students at a consortium of five colleges and universities that are part of the National University Rail (NuRail) Center. NuRail will administer the application process and award the scholarships.
“This year, we are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the RSI scholarship program, which helps students pursue degrees in fields ranging from business to transportation,” said RSI President Mike O’Malley. “We are proud to continue this tradition of assisting outstanding students from rail supply industry families with their college and career goals. We are grateful to the RSI member companies and individuals who continue to make this scholarship program possible.”