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AREMA Committee 12-Rail Transit Undergraduate Scholarship

The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way Association (AREMA) Educational Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of the Committee 12-Rail Transit Undergraduate Scholarship for engineering students who have a potential interest in railway engineering careers. This scholarship is open to full-time students and also part-time students who are working full-time in the railway industry.


Amount of Award: Scholarship is in the amount of $1000 and will apply to the coming academic year.

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled as full-time students, or as a part-time student working full time in the railway industry, in a four or five year program leading to a Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology in a curriculum which has been accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology, (or comparable accreditation in Canada and Mexico). The applicant must have completed at least one quarter or semester in college prior to submitting an application, and have at least a 2.00 GPA (out of 4.00).

Application Process: To apply for this scholarship the materials listed below must be sent to: AREMA Educational Foundation Scholarship Committee, American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way Association, 10003 Derekwood Lane, Suite 210, Lanham, MD 20706 USA

a. A cover letter, not exceeding 350 words, in business format, giving reasons why the applicant believes he/she is deserving of an AREMA Educational Foundation Scholarship. The applicant should indicate areas of railroading which might be of particular interest, and describe how his/her attributes relate to these areas. Part-time student should describe their current full-time position.
b. A resume which is comparable to that which would be prepared by a graduating senior who is seeking professional employment. The resume should contain personal data, work experience, education information and any other information the applicant feels is appropriate.
c. Two letters of recommendation. One must be from a faculty member, and the other may be from another faculty member, present or former employer, AREMA member, or other responsible person. Letters of recommendation will be confirmed prior to award of scholarship. For confirmation purposes, a phone number and e-mail address of signer must be included with each letter of recommendation. Part-time student can use their current full-time work supervisor as one of the required references.
d. A transcript from the school(s) attended, which includes college level work completed at least through December 31 of previous year, plus courses currently enrolled in. Printed computer or Internet copies of transcript will be accepted. Transcripts will be confirmed with school(s) prior to award of scholarship.

Deadling for Applying: An original of the above materials must be submitted in one envelope and received by AREMA no later than March 9th.

Evaluation and Notification: A scholarship committee appointed by AREMA Committee 24- Education & Training, will base its evaluation for awards on material submitted.

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