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Frank J. Richter Scholarship from The American Association of Railroad Superintendents,Canada 2019

The American Association of Railroad Superintendents (AARS) is pleased to announce the availability of annual scholarships for eligible college or university students enrolled at an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada


Aim and Benefits

Amount of Scholarship Award - $1,000

Scholarship funds, awarded annually, are sent to the Financial Aid Office at each recipient’s institution at the beginning of the Fall and/or Spring Term.


Requirments for Scholarship Masters Qualification


To be eligible for consideration, an applicant must:

  • Be enrolled at the time of application as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited college or university. Preference will be given to those applicants enrolled in the transportation field and all applicants will be considered.
  • Demonstrate successful completion of the previous year’s study by maintaining at least a 2.75 accumulated grade point average on a scale of 1 to 4 with an "A” equal to 4.
  • Accumulate enough credits from accredited school(s) in time for the Fall Semester to have obtained at least a sophomore level standing at the college or university of enrollment.

Interview date, Process and Venue

Evaluation and Notification

The AARS Scholarship Committee will base its evaluation for awards on the materials submitted. Points will be assigned for the narrative, recommendations, activities and honors and the applicant’s overall abilities.

For academic year 2018-2019, candidates will be notified of the Committee’s decision by August 15.

Required Documents for Application

Prepare a narrative, not exceeding 1,350 words, on a separate double spaced typewritten sheet with your name at the top.

In your narrative include the following:

1. A brief description of your present and any future study program;

2. Any research projects or school activities in which you are now or have been involved;

3. Post-graduate plans;

4. Why you feel you are deserving of this scholarship;

5. Your professional goals and aspirations after graduation;

6. A brief discussion of your interest in transportation; and

7. Any other pertinent information you feel important to your application

Application Deadline

May 16, 2019 .

How to apply

Application Process

To apply for the Frank J. Richter scholarship the following materials must be completed and submitted to the President of the AARS:

  1. A completedApplication for Undergraduate/Graduate Scholarship Program form including the narrative requested in Section E of the Application. To view or print the Scholarship Application, Adobe Reader must be installed on your computer. Download Adobe Reader here.Get Adobe Reader!
  2. An official transcript from the school(s) attended, including work completed through May of the year application is made.
  3. Two letters of recommendation.

The application and narrative statement are to be submitted in one envelope. Arrange to have transcript(s) and letters of recommendation sent directly to AARS from the appropriate person.

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