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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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:
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 the 2021 First Year Scholarship and Continuing Scholarship Winners:
2020-2021 Scholarship winners are introduced below. Congratulations to BoFa, Justin and Stanton!! 2021-2022 scholarship applications will be available in fall, 2021.
Congratulations also to Walter Friesel, who collected an AREMA Educational Foundation Scholarship.
|Stanton Schmitz, CEE||Justin Micillo, CEE|
|Rail Transportation Alumni/ Friends Scholarship||CN Railroad Scholarship||CN 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!
Michigan Tech Alumni Scholarship
Committee 27 – Maintenance-of-Way Work Equipment Scholarship
|Alex Christmas||CEE||Committee 15 - Steel Structures, Professor Wallace Sanders Scholarship|
Internal Scholarships from RTP and Industry
CN Railroad Scholarship
CN Railroad Scholarship
|Kyle Dick||SCS||CN Railroad Scholarship|
Click Here to see all of our Rail Scholarship Winners from the past!