New Tracks Modeling Mentoring Scholarship

July 1, 2024
Awards Available: 3

Scholarship Description

The New Tracks Modeling Mentoring Scholarship is a unique scholarship for Model Railroaders and other modelers pursuing a STEAM related college degree or technical school credential.Qualified applicants MUST meet the following criteria:


  • Must currently be either a current high school senior or a high school graduate living in the United States.
  • Planning to or currently attending a two-year or four-year university, college or accredited technical school.
  • Has intent to pursue a degree in one of the STEAM fields.
  • Have a current GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Demonstrate participation in either a Model Railroading or other modeling youth activity program such as Youth in Model Railroading®, Scouts MRR program, 4H model railroading, MRR Youth clinics, active participant in building a home layout, or belong to an organized model railroad club. Participation in general modeling clubs and activities will also be considered.
  • Write an essay of at least 500 words describing how their involvement in modeling and model railroading as a hobby has impacted their lives and benefited their education within one or more of the STEAM areas of academic pursuit.
  • Demonstration of having designed and/or built models by submitting photos and descriptions of at least two models completed by the applicant.
  • Provide two references to affirm applicant’s involvement in railroad or other modeling activities. (NTMMS will be contacting any listed references, so please let them know ahead of time).

Scholarship Application Review

Scholarship applications will be reviewed by the scholarship committee before being submitted to the New Tracks Mentoring, Inc. Board of Directors for final award of scholarship(s). Applications can be submitted on-line or by mail. Scholarship Search