The NRC is now accepting applications for its Education Grant Program. The Program awards an education grant to a college, university or technical school within the United States with a railway construction, railway engineering or construction management program. It is the only association grant program specific to the rail industry.
The NRC will award $15,000 grants in 2022 to each of the top two applicants. NRC Education grant funds are intended for targeted student educational and research purposes. Learn more about the program and download the application here.
The deadline for receiving completed applications is June 3, 2022, at 5 pm EDT. Applicants will be informed of their application status by the July 4 holiday. Grant application materials can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, sent via Dropbox or similar program, or mailed to the NRC at 80 M Street, SE, Washington, D.C. 20003.
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.
Lecturer and Principal Railway Research Engineer Rail Transportation and Engineering Center
RailTEC Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign