RSI Opens Applications for 2017-18 College Scholarship Program

Contact: Amanda Patrick, 202-347-4664

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 1, 2017 – The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) is now accepting 2017/2018 school year applications for the annual RSI Undergraduate Scholarship, which provides a minimum of five college scholarships in amounts ranging from $2,500-$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.

“Since the RSI scholarship program began more than 25 years ago, RSI has awarded more than $300,000 in awards,” said RSI Vice President of Trade Shows and Member Relations Amanda Patrick. “As the cost of a college education continues to rise, our scholarship program is helping students achieve their college and career goals,” she said.
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 2017-2018 application deadline is June 7, 2017 and winners will be announced in July. Information on the scholarship program is available at The application and additional eligibility requirements can be found at

RSI welcomes contributions to its scholarship program by individuals or companies to allow more scholarships to be awarded, Patrick said. More information about RSI scholarship contributions may be found in the donation form.

About the Railway Supply Institute

The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) is the 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