LRW 2018 Connie Sumara Memorial Scholarship Deadline Extended to July 20

Washington, DC, July 13, 2018 – There’s still time to apply for the League of Railway Women (LRW)‘s Connie Sumara Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship deadline has been extended to July 20.

This year’s $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to a woman involved in the rail industry who is pursuing post-secondary studies.

“Education is the foundation for connecting and cultivating women in rail,” said LRW President Tanis Peterson. “We know that pursuing post-secondary studies can be costly and want to provide this sum to a deserving student and help her get one step closer to achieving her goals.”

The scholarship honors the memory of former LRW President Connie Sumara, one of the organization’s founding members and its longest-serving president.

The scholarship application is available for download. The winner will be announced in August.

Applicants must be entering at least their sophomore year (30 plus credits) to qualify.

Previous winners are not eligible for this award.

For further information: Media Contact: Emilia Marceta, LRW Chair, Public Relations & Outreach, E-Mail:; LRW Scholarship Contact: Krista Leben, LRW Scholarship Chair, E-Mail:

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