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AREMA Educational Foundation
2012 Scholarships

The AREMA Educational Foundation provides scholarships to engineering students who are specializing in the railway industry and supports other educational and training endeavors that help to ensure the future of the profession.


The Foundation is pleased to announce the following scholarships to be awarded in 2012.

General criteria for all scholarship applicants include having an interest in railway engineering, maintaining a minimum GPA of 2.0, and being available for interview by the AREMA Scholarship Committee.

The 2012 application form applies to all Scholarships offered by AREMA. By completion of this form, the Scholarship Review Committee will determine which Scholarship(s) the candidate qualifies for.

AREMA Educational Foundation Scholarship
(2 Awards - $5,000 each)
AREMA President's Scholarship ($1,500)
REMSA Scholarship ($1,000)
CSX Scholarship ($1,000)
PB Rail Engineering Scholarship ($2,000)
Committee 18 - Light Density & Short Line Railways Scholarship ($1,000)
Design Nine, Inc. Railroad
Engineering Scholarship ($1000)
Robert & Sue Boileau Rail
Engineeering Scholarship ($2,000)
Committee 30 - Ties Scholarship ($1,000)
Wayne E. Russell Memorial Scholarship
NEW ($1,500)

Enrolled student who has completed at least one quarter or semester in an accredited* four or five year engineering or engineering technology undergraduate degree program.

Michael W. & Jean D. Franke Family
Foundation Scholarship ($6,000)
Larry L. Etherton Scholarship ($1,500)

Engineering student pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Michigan Tech Alumni Scholarship
(2 Awards - $1,000 each)

Undergraduate or graduate engineering student in good standing at Michigan Tech University. This scholarship is available to all Railroad Engineering and Activities Club (REAC) Members and Club Officers. Please specify on the application if you are a member or officer of REAC.

New York Central Railroad
Memorial Scholarship ($1,000)

General criteria applies. Priority given to a student at Clarkson University.

Norfolk Southern
Foundation Scholarship ($1,000)

General criteria applies, in addition the institution must be located in Norfolk Southern's service area (22 states, the District of Columbia and Ontario, Canada). The 22 states include AL, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MD, MI, MO, MS, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA and WV.

Union Pacific
William E. Wimmer Scholarship ($1,000)

Enrolled student who is in their Sophomore, Junior or Senior academic year located at a U.S. Midwestern, Southwestern or Western University with an accredited* engineering curriculum, pursuing a BS or higher degree in Civil Engineering (all disciplines), Industrial Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Construction Management.

Charles L. Stanford Family Ohio State University Railway Engineering Scholarship ($1,000) - NEW

Undergraduate student at Ohio State University enrolled full time in civil, mechanical, electrical or industrial engineering curriculum, having completed at least one full term. General criteria also applies.

John J. Cunningham
Memorial Scholarship ($2,000)
(Sponsored jointly by Committees 11 and 17)

Junior or Senior college student pursuing an undergraduate degree in a professional field that has direct applications in the passenger rail sector.

Committee 12
Rail Transit Scholarship ($1,000)

Enrolled student who has completed at least one quarter or semester in an accredited* engineering program OR part time students working full time in the railway industry.

Committee 24
Education & Training Scholarship ($2,500)

Current AREMA Student Member who has completed at least on quarter or semester in an accredited* four or five year engineering or engineering technology undergraduate degree program.

Committee 27 Maintenance-of-Way
Scholarship (2 Awards - $2,500 each)
Elizabeth Ann Porterfield Memorial Scholarship.($1,500)
John Deere Scholarship ($1,000) NEW
Hougen Manufacturing Scholarship ($1,000) NEW
Wayne E. Russell Memorial
Scholarship/Railtech - NEW ($2,000)

(Sponsored and governed by Committee 27 guidelines)
General criteria applies. Priority is given to a Committee 27 family member or a family member of someone in the work equipment industry for railroads.

Committee 33 - Electric Energy
Utilization Scholarship ($1,000)

General criteria applies. Preference will be given to those applicants demonstrating an interest in the field of rail traction electrification systems engineering.

Committee 36 - Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Warning Systems Scholarship ($2,000)

Enrolled student pursuing a BS or MS in Electrical, Mechanical, Civil or Computer Science Engineering or Technology at an accredited institution, who has demonstrated an interest in railroad Signal Engineering or RR Public Works through active participation in AREMA or through intern or summer employment.

Committtee 37
Signal Systems Scholarship ($2,000)

Student pursuing a four or five year Electrical or
Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Technology or Computer Science undergraduate degree program at
an accredited* institution. Priority is given to a Committee 37 family member, including grandchildren.

HNTB Founder's Scholarship ($2,500)

Junior or Senior undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Mechanical or Civil Engineering showing interest for bridge or structures engineering.

Michael and Gina Garcia
Rail Engineering Scholarship ($2,000)

Student enrolled in a four or five year accredited* undergraduate engineering or engineering technology program. Priority given to students who are married and/or supporting a family while enrolled as a student.

AREMA Presidential
Spouse Scholarship ($1,000)

Enrolled female student who has completed at least one quarter or semester in an accredited* four or five year engineering or engineering technology undergraduate
degree program.

*Programs accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (or comparable organization in Canada and Mexico).