Rail Industry Scholarships

AREMA Scholarships have now been announced, too! Are Michigan Tech winners should not come as a surprise ... 

Alex Christmas - Committee 15-Steel Structures, Professor Wallace Sanders Scholarship

Kyle Dick - Committee 27 - Maintenance-of-Way Work Equipment Scholarships, Josef W. Neuhofer Memorial Scholarship

Zoe Wahr - Michigan Tech Alumni Scholarship

Congratulations to the winners!

We've completed another scholarship cycle here at Michigan Tech, and the winners have been chosen by our Rail Transportation Advisory Board.  Congratulations to Walter Friesel, Kyle Dick, and Zoe Wahr, our 2020 CN Scholarship winners!  And thanks to CN for helping to sponsor this opportunity for students interested in the railroad industry!  We are still waiting on the results of the AREMA scholarship program, and will post winners here as soon as they are available.


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.

Congratulations to our many previous winners! 

2019  Scholarship Winners!

AREMA Scholarships

Kyle Dick


Michigan Tech Alumni Scholarship 

Alex Christmas


Committee 27 – Maintenance-of-Way Work Equipment Scholarship

Internal Scholarships from RTP and Industry

Alex Christmas


CN Railroad Scholarship

Walter Friesel


CN Railroad Scholarship



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

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