Michigan Tech Rail Transportation Program Scholarships for First-year Students


The Michigan Tech Rail Transportation Program is offering scholarships to first-year students.

These scholarships are sponsored by the CN Endowment Fund and by generous donations from our other industry supporters and friends. This year’s program will feature up to four scholarships for Michigan Tech first-year students interested in learning more about the rail industry.

Amount of Award: Each scholarship awarded will be in the amount of $500.

Renewable: This scholarship will be renewable in each year that the recipient follows a pathway towards completing a Minor in Rail Transportation, and is active in REAC. We anticipate the renewal amounts will increase by $500 each year.

Eligibility: Applicants for the Railroad Scholarships must be a first-year undergraduate student at Michigan Tech University in good standing and interested in the railroad industry. Scholarship winners will be expected to participate in the Railroad Engineering and Activities Club (REAC), and to attend the next American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way (AREMA) conference October 1-3, 2023 The conference trip will be funded by the Rail Transportation Program (RTP). Open to all disciplines.

Application Process: Submit a completed application form and current schedule by email to David Nelson, dannelso@mtu.edu by Friday, September 30th, 2021. Please also visit https://goo.gl/e7dcPY for more information. You can also stop by 301C Dillman Hall,or call (906) 487-1734. Application package must include: 1) the attached application form; 2) a copy of your current schedule.

Successful applicants will be informed of awards in October, and scholarships will be awarded during the October REAC meeting.

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