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The program is currently closed. Please check back in February for updated program information.


L.B. Foster Company College Scholarship Program in Memory of Daniel M. Ruzich
Application status: Closed

L.B. Foster Company has established a scholarship program to assist children of employees who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.

This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the L.B. Foster Company College Scholarship Program in Memory of Daniel M. Ruzich must be:

  • Dependent* children, age 25 and under as of September 1 of the award year, of full-time L.B. Foster Company employees who have a minimum of two years of employment with the company as of the application deadline.
    *Dependent children are defined as naturally born children of a Company employee, stepchildren or legally adopted children of a Company employee (or placed with a Company employee for the sole purpose of adoption), or foster children who live with a Company employee and depend of the employee for support and maintenance.
  • High school seniors or graduates, or current postsecondary undergraduates, who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).

Children of officers are ineligible.

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $2,000 award. Up to two (2) awards will be granted each year as follows: one award for children of hourly employees, and one award for children of salaried employees.

Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale in a full-time course of study, not being over the age of 25 as of September 1 of award year, continued employment of the student’s parent at L.B. Foster Company and continuation of the program by L.B. Foster Company.

*Recipients may defer their scholarship for up to a total of two years.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Selection of Recipients
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of educational and career goals and objectives, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an online recommendation. Financial need is not considered.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of L.B. Foster Company play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Applicants will be notified in May. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Payment of Scholarships
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of L.B. Foster Company. Payment is made in one installment in early August.

As part of your application, you must upload the following documents:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

    NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than April 7, 2022 3:00 pm CT.

Your application is not considered complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.

L.B. Foster Company has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!