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The AREMA Educational Foundation is a tax-exempt, charitable organization established by the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way Association (AREMA) to promote educational activities related to railway engineering. The Foundation provides scholarships to engineering students who are specializing in the railway industry and supports other educational and training endeavors that help to ensure the future of the profession.


Contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible as charitable contributions from U.S. taxpayers to the extent allowed by law. The Foundation is also able to accept corporate contributions, gifts and bequests.

Congratulations to the
2017 Educational Foundation Scholarship Winners

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“Scholarships provided by the AREMA Educational Foundation are some of the most effective ways to encourage students to consider the rail industry as a career. For students, the potential to apply for AREMA scholarships extends beyond financial aspects. It motivates them to deepen their understanding of the industry and to take that extra step that lifts their skills to another level. Therefore, I consider these scholarships extremely important for our program and our students and I encourage anyone, who wants to develop new railroad professionals and improve railroad engineering education to consider donation to the AREMA Educational Foundation.”

Pasi Lautala, PhD, PE
Research Assistant Professor
Director, Rail
Transportation Program
Michigan Tech
Transportation Institute
Michigan Technological Univ.

“The AREMA Foundation is doing an excellent service to students across many disciplines by opening up the opportunities that the rail industry has to offer by offering scholarships to interested students and allowing students the ability to connect with people inside the rail industry.”

Luke Gublo
President, Railroad Engineering and Activities Club
3rd Year Civil Eng. Student
Michigan Technological Univ.

“This Foundation will help us bridge our past and build our future into a new millennium.”

Richard M. Bennett
Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Tennessee