Rail Industry Scholarships

The railroad industry offers opportunities across the spectrum of disciplines, including computers, electrical and mechanical systems, business and operations, and civil infrastructure.  Construction and materials are also areas that feature prominently! The Rail Transportation Program (RTP) has a long history of supporting its students through generous donations by our industry partners and Michigan Tech alumni and friends. In addition, students are able to apply for various scholarships offered by railroad industry sources, such as AREMA. Since 2006, more than 150 railroad scholarships have been awarded to Michigan Tech students. We encourage all students interested in rail transportation to get involved…and explore the scholarship winners and opportunities introduced below. Students who wish to apply can find more detailed information below or request information from David Nelson at dannelso@mtu.edu .  

Michigan Tech RTP Scholarships

The RTP has recently updated its scholarship program and increased the number of scholarships offered. The current scholarships are funded through an endowment by our industry partner, CN Railway, and through generous donations by Michigan Tech alumni and friends. The scholarship types, related eligibility and application deadlines/instructions are provided below:

             

Click here to download the CN, Alumni and Friends Scholarship Application

 

Industry Scholarships

In addition to RTP scholarships, there are numerous industry scholarships available for Michigan tech students, including those from AREMA and APTA

We appreciate all the support we’ve received from the Michigan Tech alumni and friends involved/interested in rail transportation. For Alumni and Friends interested in supporting our Scholarship Program, Click HERE.

 

Rail Transportation Program Scholarship Winners                

Congratulations to our Alumni & Friends and CN Endowment Scholarship Winners!

Congratulations to the 2021 First Year Scholarship and Continuing Scholarship Winners:

 

2020-2021 Scholarship winners are introduced below. Congratulations to BoFa, Justin and Stanton!!  

Congratulations also to Walter Friesel, who collected an AREMA Educational Foundation Scholarship.  

 

BoFa Saldana,ECE

Stanton Schmitz, CEEJustin Micillo, CEE

Rail Transportation Alumni/ Friends ScholarshipCN Railroad ScholarshipCN Railroad Scholarship

"I would like to thank you all for selecting me as a recipient of the 2021 Rail Transportation Program Scholarship. I was thrilled to find out that I had been picked to receive this award. I am grateful and extremely appreciative of this support. This is something that will help me complete many goals as a student here at Michigan Tech as well as in my future career in the rail industry. This scholarship gives me that much more motivation to complete these goals! Again, thank you for this generous contribution." - BoFa Saldana, RTP Alumni/Friends Scholarship recipient

 

Congratulations to our many previous winners! 

2020  Scholarship Winners!

AREMA Scholarships

Zoe Wahr

CEE

Michigan Tech Alumni Scholarship 

Kyle Dick

SCS

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

CEE

CN Railroad Scholarship

Walter Friesel

TMET

CN Railroad Scholarship

Kyle DickSCSCN Railroad Scholarship
 

 

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

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