RSI Now Accepting Scholarship Applications for Fall 2015, Deadline June 5

Five $5000 Scholarships Available. Application Deadline is June 5, 2015.

Washington, DC, January 29, 2015 – The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) is now accepting 2015/2016 school year applications for the annual RSI Scholarship Program, which provides a minimum of five scholarships in amounts ranging from $3,000 – $5,000 to children of employees throughout the rail supply industry. Since 1989, RSI has awarded more than 120 scholarships to college students pursuing degrees in a variety of fields including nursing, teaching, engineering, business, and transportation.

“RSI greatly appreciates the ongoing generosity of our scholarship fund donors, which have allowed us to offer these scholarships to outstanding college students for more than 20 years,” said Amanda Patrick, RSI’s Scholarship Manager. “Last year, from 60 applicants, five students were awarded $5,000 and two students received $3,500 in scholarship funds,” Patrick noted.

“Today, college degrees are more valuable – and more costly – than ever,” Patrick continued. “RSI is proud to continue its Scholarship Program, and we are spreading the word so that all eligible students may 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 2015-2016 application deadline is June 5, 2015 and winners will be announced in July. Information on the scholarship program is available at http://rsiweb.org/rsi-scholarship/.

The application and additional eligibility requirements can be found at http://rsiweb.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/scholarship-application_15-16.pdf. For more information contact: Amanda Patrick, RSI at patrick@rsiweb.org or  202-347-4664.

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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.