RSSI Scholarship


The Railway Systems Suppliers, Inc. (RSSI) scholarship represents an opportunity to help you continue your education in preparation for a career in business, industry or the professions. In seeking consideration, you have made an important investment in your future. The members of Railway Systems Suppliers, Inc. share your hope that you will be successful.



  • Scholarship shall be a maximum of four (4) consecutive years’ duration. One semester of overseas study is permitted. Award recipient must submit proof of overseas study.
  • Eligibility: Children, stepchildren, grandchildren and step-grandchildren of employees of members in good standing who have been a member of RSSI a minimum of two consecutive years and are current high school seniors attending a North American high school, planning to attend a North American accredited institution of higher learning. Subsidiary companies of RSSI member companies must be involved in the signal and communication supply segment of the rail industry. The member company must remain an active member in good standing of RSSI throughout the term of the scholarship payout. If the company cancels their membership with RSSI the remaining portion of the scholarship payout will be terminated.
  • Shall submit proof of scores from either the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and scored a combined minimum of 900 on the Critical Reading and Math sections, or the American College Test (ACT) and scored a minimum of 23. Canadian and Mexican applicants must have taken the U.S. SAT or ACT test. Note: The Writing section of the SAT is not included in the minimum score.
  • Shall submit full transcript with a minimum of 3 ½ years of High School, including GPA and class rank.
  • Submit an essay of at least 500 words as directed in the application.
  • Will retain scholarship by maintaining during each school year, an average of 3.0 out of 4.0 and continue to maintain a status of full time student.  At least one fourth of the requirements for the degree must be completed each year so the student will be classified as Sophomore, Junior and Senior for each of the next three years.
  • Must be enrolled in an accredited North American institution of higher learning (two year or four year) before payment is made.
  • Will submit two letters of recommendation, one being from student’s High School Counselor.



  • To be made in two equal payments ($1,500 per semester).
  • To be made directly to the student upon receipt of proof of registration for the next semester and proof of current Grade Point Average (must maintain at least 3.0 out of 4.0).


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Click here for the RSSI Scholarship Application

Railway Systems Suppliers, Inc. is a trade association serving the communication and signal segment of the rail transportation industry.