2022 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.   

Thank you to all who applied for the 2022 REMSA Undergraduate Scholarship. This year's application is currently closed. Information about the 2023 scholarship will be available in spring 2023. 

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.

To apply for this scholarship, all materials listed below must be submitted to the REMSA Scholarship Committee:
  1. A completed Application for Undergraduate Scholarship Program, submitted electronically.
  2. A letter written on official REMSA member company stationery confirming REMSA sponsorship as requested in Section A of the application and stating the relationship of the member company employee to you, e.g., employee, father, mother, etc. 
  3. An official transcript from all schools attended, including high school and each college attended indicating all college-level work completed through January 31st of the year the application is made.  The transcript(s) should list courses taken or in which currently enrolled. Previous scholarship winners and applicants entering their junior and senior year in college are not required to provide high school transcripts. Incoming freshmen must provide their high school transcripts along with support of classes in which he/she is enrolled in the coming semester. 
  4. An essay, 500 words or less, addressing the following:
    2022 Essay Question: The “Great Resignation” refers to the trend since early 2021 of employees resigning from jobs in record numbers. How will this ongoing trend affect the relationship between businesses, employees, and those seeking jobs? What impact has the Great Resignation had on the rail industry so far and what can the rail industry to do position itself strongly in light of these changes?
  5. Two letters of recommendation. One letter must be from a faculty member at the college in which you are currently enrolled (incoming freshmen may submit a letter from a high school faculty member). The second reference may include another faculty member, your department head, current or former employer, REMSA member or other responsible person. Emails must come directly from reference.

2022 REMSA Undergraduate Scholarship Recipients:

$6,000 President's Scholarship:
Sean McKee
University of Missouri
Sponsoring Company:

Ballast Tools

$4,000 scholarship:
Grace Bastyr
University of Alabama
Sponsoring Company: 
Progressive Railroading