Rail Industry Scholarships

For Alumni and Friends interested in supporing our Scholarship Program

For Information on how to support our scholarship program, Click HERE.  You can also download the instruction form for credit card donations by clicking HERE

For Students Interested in Applying for a Scholarship

The Michigan Tech Rail Transportation Scholarship program is now accepting applications!  This year for the first time we will have at least one freshman/first year student scholarship.  The Deadline for this year will be Dec 18th, the last day of the fall semester.  Click HERE for the Application for the 2021-2022 scholarship season! 


Each year, the Rail Transportation Program is able to offer students a competitive scholarship program, thanks to our industry partner Canadian National, and generous alumni support. These scholarships offer students interested in and progressing towards railway industry careers a financial boost as they work through their studies - with funds applicable to things like books, tuition and housing - here at Michigan Tech. 

Additionally, the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way Association (AREMA) offers a whole slate of scholarships, further adding to the lot of scholarships available to our students.   Follow this link for the AREMA application (it uses the same essays as our application)  https://www.aremafoundation.org/AREMA_DONOR/Programs/Application_Process.aspx

Students may also apply for a number of other awards from throughout the industry. All will be highlighted here as they become available.

Scholarship Winners For 2020 - 2021



Our thanks to CN for helping to sponsor this opportunity for students interested in the railroad industry! 

Congratulations to our many previous winners! 

2020  Scholarship Winners!

AREMA Scholarships

Zoe Wahr


Michigan Tech Alumni Scholarship 

Kyle Dick


Committee 27 – Maintenance-of-Way Work Equipment Scholarship

Alex ChristmasCEECommittee 15 - Steel Structures, Professor Wallace Sanders Scholarship

Internal Scholarships from RTP and Industry

Zoe Wahr


CN Railroad Scholarship

Walter Friesel


CN Railroad Scholarship

Kyle DickSCSCN Railroad Scholarship


   Click Here to see all of our Rail Scholarship Winners from the past!

Rail Transportation Program
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