The American Railway Development Association is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships to undergraduate and graduate level students sponsored by a current ARDA member. For 2019, we are offering the following three scholarships:

  • One (1) $2,500 President's Scholarship
  • Two (2) $1,250 Individual Scholarships

To be eligible for consideration, an applicant must:

  • Be sponsored by a current Active or Honorary ARDA member. ARDA members are permitted to sponsor one applicant per sponsorship year.
  • Be enrolled either:
    • As a full-time college student at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university, pursuing an associate, bachelor’s or graduate level degree.
    • As a high school student expecting to graduate and having confirmed your enrollment at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university.

A complete application and all accompanying materials must be submitted by March 1, 2019 for consideration.

More details and application requirements for the ARDA scholarship can be found in the application document here.

Silent Auction

The ARDA Scholarship is funded through proceeds from ARDA's annual Silent Auction. Donations for the 2019 Silent Auction in Nashville are being accepted now. Please mail them to:

American Railway Development Association
410 First Street SE
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20003

Please note you must be an active ARDA member to make a donation to the scholarship fund

If the donation form (left) returns an error, please log in to you ARDA Member account.