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AREMA Educational Foundation
2013 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.

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The Foundation is pleased to announce the following scholarships to be awarded in 2013.

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 2013 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.

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AREMA Educational Foundation Scholarships
(Minimum $1,000 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 ($1,000)
Robert & Sue Boileau Rail
Engineeering Scholarship ($2,000)
Committee 30 - Ties Scholarship ($1,000)
Wayne E. Russell Memorial Scholarship
($1,000)
Committee 1 - Roadway & Ballast Scholarship
NEW ($1,000)
Committee 39 - Positive Train Control
Scholarship ($1,000)
Maintenance Functional Group Scholarship
NEW ($1,000)

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.

A.C. Stahlnecker
Supporting Women Scholarship ($1,000) NEW

Enrolled female student who has completed at least two semesters of an accredited* engineering program in the pursuit of an undergraduate degree.

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)

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)

The student's 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)

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 student working full time in the railway industry.

Committee 24
Education & Training Scholarship ($1,000)

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 Work Equipment
Scholarships (Minimum $1,000 each)
Elizabeth Ann Porterfield Memorial Scholarship ($1,500)
John Deere Scholarship ($1,000)
Hougen Manufacturing Scholarship ($1,000)
In Honor of Walt Horner - NEW ($1,000)

(Sponsored and governed by Committee 27 guidelines)
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 ($3,000)

Priority given to student who is 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.

William H. Becker
Honorary Scholarship ($1,000) - NEW

An enrolled student pursuing a BS in Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Technology, or Construction Management at an accredited institution, who has demonstrated an interest in a railroad industry career through participation in an AREMA student chapter, or through co-op, internship, or summer employment experience.

Student Architectural
Design Competition - NEW

This competition is intended for students enrolled in accredited degree programs in architecture and/or building sciences working on their first professional degree, specifically equivalent to a third year student in a four year program or a third or fourth year student in a five year program.
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*Programs accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (or comparable organization in Canada and Mexico).