RSI 2016-17 Scholarships Applications Saught

The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) is now accepting 2016/2017 school year applications for the annual RSI Scholarship Program, which provides a minimum of five scholarships in the amount of to $5,000 to children of employees throughout the rail supply industry. Depending on the number of scholarship donations, additional scholarships may be given at lesser amounts.

Since 1989, RSI has awarded more than 125 scholarships to college students pursuing degrees in a variety of fields including nursing, teaching, engineering, business, and transportation.

“Through the enormous generosity of our scholarship fund donors, RSI has offered these scholarships to outstanding college students for more than 25 years,” said RSI Vice President of Trade Shows and Member Relations Amanda Patrick. “Last year, seven students received between $2,500 and $5,000 each for a total of $31,225 in scholarship funds,” Patrick noted.

“A college education is the key to a bright future, but it’s increasingly expensive,” Patrick continued. “RSI’s Scholarship Program can help, and we encourage all eligible students to apply.”

Applicants must be the child or dependent of a current employee whose company is a member of the Railway Supply Institute or one of the Coordinated Mechanical Associations (CMA). The CMA include the Air Brake Association, Inc. (ABA), the International Association of Railway Operating Officers (IAROO), the League of Railway Industry Women (LRIW), Mechanical Association Railcar Technical Services (MARTS), and Locomotive Maintenance Officers Association (LMOA).

The 2016-2017 application deadline is June 5, 2016 and winners will be announced in July.  Information on the scholarship program is available at http://rsiweb.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/scholarship-application_16-17r.pdf. The application and additional eligibility requirements can be found at http://rsiweb.org/rsi-scholarship/rsi-scholarship-recipients/.

RSI welcomes contributions to its scholarship program by individuals or companies to allow more scholarships to be awarded, Patrick said. Learn more about scholarship contributions by downloading our donation form.

Contact: Amanda Patrick, 202-347-4664 -- patrick@rsiweb.org
About The Railway Supply Institute (RSI)

The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) is the international trade association for the rail supply industry, representing the nation’s leading companies involved in the manufacture of products and services in the freight car, tank car, locomotive, maintenance-of-way, communications and signaling, and passenger rail industries. America’s railway suppliers represent a $23 billion/year industry supporting 90,000 American workers. For more information visit RSI’s website, www.rsiweb.org, or call 202-347-4664.