Scholarship Search: Thomas D. Simpson Scholarship

There is a scholarship (or many scholarships) out there for everyone. Every student has some skill, interest, experience, or characteristic that may make them an attractive candidate for one scholarship or another. And while we often refer to scholarships as “free money,” scholarships don’t actually come for free. It takes work to thoughtfully consider your strengths and research the scholarships that might be most appropriate for you. While the effort that goes into finding and winning scholarships may be akin to a part-time job, we at College Coach want to make your job a little easier. This on-going scholarship series highlights a new scholarship each week. Check out the below, along with the other posts in the series, and you may discover a funding resource that will make covering that college bill a little (or a lot!) easier.

“Even if you are on the right track you will get run over if you just sit there.”

Enjoy this train humor (and a scholarship opportunity) to celebrate national model railway month. This competitive scholarship looks to reward student leaders with a link to the railroad industry.

Scholarship: Thomas D. Simpson Scholarship

Awarding Organization: Railway Supply Institute (RSI)

Amount: $2,500 – $5,000

Number of Scholarships Awarded: A minimum of five per year

Eligible Students: Current college students only. Parents must be employed by an organization that is a current member of the Railway Supply Institute or the Coordinated Mechanical Association. See website for a complete listing of eligible members.

How to Apply: Complete online application and provide all supporting materials (transcript, resume, letter of reference, and required essay prompt response).

Deadline: June 12


Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.

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Written by Robyn Stewart
Robyn Stewart is a member of College Coach’s team of college finance experts. Prior to joining College Coach, she worked as a former financial aid officer at College of the Holy Cross. Visit our website to learn more about Robyn Stewart.