It's Time to Apply for NRC 2020 Education Scholarships

The National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) is now accepting applications for 2020 college scholarships for tuition assistance to children or grandchildren of employees of NRC member companies. The application deadline has been extended to September 15, 2020. Review the application and additional details about the scholarships.

This year scholarships will be awarded as follows:

  • First place - $12,000
  • Second place - $6,000
  • Third place - $3,000

Scholarship funds, awarded annually, will be sent directly to the student at the beginning of the next term of study. Students must be in attendance for a full year following receipt of the award.

Applicants must meet these qualifications to be eligible for consideration:

  • be a son, daughter, grandson, or granddaughter of a current employee of an NRC member company; and
  • 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 four-year college or university offering a bachelor’s degree, or a recent high school graduate enrolling at the type of the institutions noted above.

Previous NRC Scholarship winners are eligible to apply for a scholarship if they still meet the requirements noted above.

The scholarships were established by NRC members to honor the memory of two former NRC members –Vinnie Vaccarello (Co-President of All Railroad Services Corp.)and Patsy Crisafi (Executive Vice President of Roadway Worker Training, Inc.) – who were killed in a small plane crash. Since 2013, the NRC has awarded more than $150,000 in scholarships to eligible students.

What our members say…

Being a recipient of a NRC Scholarship enabled me to work fewer hours each week and spend more time at a variety of clubs and organizations that I had previously omitted from my schedule due to work. I was then able to fully serve in student government and lead and serve on multiple committees. The scholarship also gave me the opportunity to study abroad. I am so thankful for NRC's generosity and appreciate the recognition.

Albert Hotzel


Kansas State University

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