The AREMA Educational Foundation is a tax-exempt, charitable organization established by the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) to promote educational activities related to railway engineering. The 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 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.


Watford Fellowship

The AREMA Educational Foundation in cooperation with the US Committee to the Watford Group of International Railway Designers has created a unique learning opportunity for an aspiring railway employee to gain international perspective of railroad design and operations called the “Watford Fellowship.”


REES 2024

AREMA’s Education and Training Committee developed the Railway Engineering Education Symposium (REES). REES is intended to foster interest among university faculty in railway engineering with the goal of encouraging and supporting their interest in adding railway engineering content to their current engineering courses and curricula. This year the Symposium will be held June 18-20 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

REES 2024

Your Contribution Makes a Difference

“AREMA Educational Foundation Scholarships have been instrumental in me being able to attend school. Not only have they helped me financially, but also have given me the confidence this is the right field for me. I feel so grateful for this award and cannot wait to be able to return the opportunity to future students! Thank you to all donors for your support in helping me and other students continue our education and gain experience in the rail industry.” 

Samantha Lau
Brigham Young University
Scholarship Recipient 2019, 2020, 2021