Scholarships Available 

  • Women in Skilled Trades Scholarship - Deadline December 31, 2022
    The Skilled Trade Women’s Scholarship Program is funded by The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR).  The goal of this program is to increase awareness of the superior job opportunities and increased economic stability available to women who work in skilled trade professions. To that end, KCSR is offering scholarships to help fund the education, training, and skills improvement of women pursuing diesel, electrician, and welding careers.  Program scholarships are awarded to women enrolled (or applying for enrollment) in a diesel, electrical, or welding program at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States.  Once awarded, the scholarship will continue for up to 2 years as long as the student remains enrolled in one of the three approved skilled trade programs and provided that the scholarship’s GPA requirement is met.  After notifying recipients of their scholarship awards, KCSR will provide the institution with $1,500 per recipient per semester to be applied to the scholarship recipients covered educational costs in accordance with award guidelines.

    • Eligibility Criteria
      For Women only, who:

      • Have completed high school (or earned a high school equivalency credential)

      • Will be enrolled in an eligible program—diesel, electrician, or welding

      • Have and maintain a 2.75 GPA or greater

      • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program (up to 2 years) at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States

      • Are a United States citizen

Funds may be used for tuition, fees, books, and supplies.  All scholarship funds are paid directly to the institution on behalf of the recipient.

Scholarship winners are chosen by an independent selection committee established by The Kansas City Southern Railway Company.  In order to be considered, please complete a cover letter describing your interest in pursuing a skilled trade profession and explaining how this scholarship could make a positive impact on your professional development. Please email the scholarship application and supporting documents to the Human Resources Department at