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LRW Now Accepting Scholarship Applications; Introduces New Scholarship for Future Railroaders

Washington, DC, May 29, 2020 – The League of Railway Women (LRW) has opened the call to apply for the 2020 LRW scholarship program. 


 

Washington, DC, May 29, 2020 – The League of Railway Women (LRW) has opened the call to apply for the 2020 LRW scholarship program. 

This year, LRW will have two scholarships available, the Connie Sumara Memorial Scholarship and the Future of Railroading Scholarship. The deadline is July 10, 2020. The LRW Scholarship is largely funded by the support and dedication of its corporate partners

The Connie Sumara Memorial Scholarship awards $2,000 to a woman pursuing a graduate or undergraduate degree and seeking to further her career in the rail industry. This scholarship honors the memory of former LRW President Connie Sumara, an LRW founder and longest-serving president.

New this year, the Future of Railroading Scholarship awards $1,000 to a student pursuing a graduate or undergraduate degree with an interest in supporting the rail industry.

“Supporting our industry colleagues with their educational pursuits is paramount to the League of Railway Women,” said LRW Scholarship Chair Crystal Gitchell. “We also hope to inspire future railroaders to consider careers in our industry with the introduction of our newest scholarship.”

For more information and to apply, visit www.railwaywomen.org/scholarship

MEDIA CONTACT: Emilia Marceta, LRW Chair, Public Relations & Outreach, info@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; follow the LRW on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram

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