Awards

Promoting Excellence in

Railway Construction and Maintenance

  • We've invested more than $300,000 in scholarships and educational grants since 2013
  • Annually recognize exemplary performance
  • Promote industry role models and best practices

NRC Annual Awards & Education Grants

The NRC sets aside time every year to recognize shining stars in railway construction and maintenance through a series of awards for exemplary performance. We also invest in the future through educational scholarships and grants targeting next generation.

Recognizing the Industry’s Best

Each year the NRC calls out exceptional performance at our members companies with the following awards for excellence:

See our video highlighting these 2020 award winners: Large and Small Construction Projects of the Year and Field Employee of the Year.

Investing in Education

The NRC knows a thing or two about construction. We understand that a bright future begins with a strong foundation. That’s why we are committed to investing in educational endeavors that help students and railway construction education programs get on track to achieve excellence.
  • Scholarship Program – The NRC sponsors scholarships for tuition assistance for qualified children or grandchildren of employees of NRC member companies. Learn more.
  • Educational Grant Program – The NRC awards annual education grants to a U.S. college, university or technical school with a railway construction, railway engineering or construction management program.  Learn more.

Meet the Latest NRC Award Recipients

What our members say…

The NRC Education Grant program gave us the flexibility to fund graduate students engaged in developing railway-themed youth outreach activities, and documenting these activities to share with others. Thanks to the support from NRC, railway museums and kindergarten-through-grade 12 (K-12) educators have a new tool for attracting a diverse new generation of railway engineering and construction professionals, including traditionally under-represented groups.

C. Tyler Dick, Ph.D., P.E.

Lecturer and Principal Railway Research Engineer Rail Transportation and Engineering Center

RailTEC Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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