Calling All Students! LRW Now Accepting Applications for Connie Sumara Memorial and Future of Railroading Scholarships
Washington, DC, May 24, 2021 – The League of Railway Women (LRW) is excited to continue to support the pursuit of higher education by rail industry professionals and students through their two scholarships.Washington, DC, May 24, 2021 – The League of Railway Women (LRW) is excited to continue to support the pursuit of higher education by rail industry professionals and students through their two scholarships.
The Connie Sumara Memorial Scholarship, valued at $3,000 USD, will be awarded 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, a LRW founder and longest-serving president.
The Future of Railroading Scholarship, valued at $2,000 USD, will be awarded to a student pursuing a graduate or undergraduate degree with an interest in supporting the rail industry.
“We value, support and encourage those aspiring for greatness and self-betterment within our industry,” said LRW Scholarship Chair Crystal Gitchell. “These scholarships represent incredible industry support from our corporate partners who are invested in the success of these candidates.”
The application deadline for both scholarships is July 9, 2021. Winners will be announced in August.
The application package is available for download at www.railwaywomen.org/scholarship
For further information: Media Contact: Emilia Marceta, LRW Chair, Public Relations & Outreach, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; LRW Scholarship Contact: Crystal Gitchell, LRW Scholarship Chair, E-Mail: email@example.com.
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.