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LRW 2019 Connie Sumara Memorial Scholarship Open For Applications

Washington, DC, April 24, 2019 – The League of Railway Women (LRW) is accepting applications for the 2018 Connie Sumara Memorial Scholarship.

Washington, DC, April 24, 2019 – The League of Railway Women (LRW) is accepting applications for the 2018 Connie Sumara Memorial Scholarship.
 
This $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a woman involved in the rail industry who is pursuing post-secondary studies. 
 
"Education is the foundation for connecting and cultivating women in rail," said LRW President Tanis Peterson. "We know that pursuing post-secondary studies can be costly and want to provide this sum to a deserving student and help her get one step closer to achieving her goals."
 
This scholarship honors the memory of former LRW President Connie Sumara, one of the founders of the LRW and its longest-serving president. 
 
The scholarship application is open and available for download on the LRW's website until June 14, 2019. The winner will be announced in early July 2019. 
 
In order to qualify, applicants must be a female who:
  1. Holds a GPA of 3.0 or higher. 
  2. Is currently employed by a railroad or railway-related business (such as a supplier) for at least twelve months. 
  3. Must be currently enrolled, at a minimum, as a part-time student (6 hours per spring and fall semester).
Previous winners are not eligible for this award. 
 
For further information: Media Contact: Emilia Marceta, LRW Chair, Public Relations & Outreach, E-Mail: info@railwaywomen.org; LRW Scholarship Contact: Krista Leben, LRW Scholarship Chair, E-Mail: scholarship@railwaywomen.org
 
About the League of Railway Women
 
Founded in 1997, the League of Railway Women (LRW) is committed to improving the railroad industry by connecting and cultivating women in rail. Our mission is to advance the representation, recognition and opportunities for women, thereby promoting diversity and improving the business results of the railroad industry. Learn more at www.railwaywomen.org.

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