2021 REMSA Undergraduate Scholarship

The Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA) is pleased to announce the availability of two undergraduate scholarships for tuition assistance.  This year REMSA is offering one (1) $6,000 President’s Scholarship and one (1) individual scholarship at $4,000.   

AMOUNT OF AWARDS:  one (1) at $6,000, and one (1) at $4,000
Scholarship funds, awarded annually, are sent to the financial aid office at each recipient’s institution to be applied to the student’s account at the beginning of the fall term of study.  Students must be in attendance for a full year following receipt of the award. 

To be eligible for consideration, an applicant must: 

• be a full- or part-time employee of a REMSA member company; or the spouse, son, daughter, grandson, or granddaughter of a current full-time employee of a REMSA member company.  An employee who is the scholarship applicant does not have to be a full-time employee.  Interns are not eligible;

• be enrolled at the time of application as a full-time college student at an accredited two-year college offering an associate’s degree or an accredited college or university offering a bachelor’s degree; or enrolled for the upcoming semester as an incoming freshman; and, 

• demonstrate successful completion of the previous year of study and a willingness to continue.

This year's essay question:

The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on all industries across the globe, including the freight rail industry. Describe the impacts the pandemic had on freight rail. What has been the biggest challenge for the industry during this global event? What changes have been implemented this past year, which are here to stay, and how will this ultimately impact the future of the rail industry? 

Application Deadline: Monday, June 28 2021

For more information on the REMSA Undergraduate Scholarship Program, please view the full application.

Please note due to the current landscape REMSA is primarily operating on a digital basis and requesting you submit your application and materials electronically to stern@remsa.org.   

2020 REMSA Undergraduate Scholarship Recipients:

$7,500 President's Scholarship:

Caitlin Guinee 
Pennsylvania State University 
Sponsoring Company:
LB Foster

$5,000 second place scholarship:

Grace Bastyr
University of Alabama
Sponsoring Company: 
Progressive Railroading

$2,500 individual scholarship:

Albert Hotzel
Kansas State University
Sponsoring Company: 
Stella-Jones Corporation