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The program is currently closed. Please check back in March for program information for the upcoming academic year. Please return then to view the updated Eligibility and Awards for the upcoming academic year!

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Wabtec Foundation Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

The Wabtec Foundation has established a scholarship program to assist children of Wabtec Corporation employees who plan to continue their education in college.

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships 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.

Applicants to the Wabtec Foundation Scholarship Program must:

  • Be dependent* children of active Wabtec Corporation employees at the time of application.
    *Dependent children are defined as natural and legally adopted children or stepchildren who live in the employee’s household or are primarily supported by the employee.
  • Be children of active Wabtec Corporation employees at the time of application.
    Children (a) of Wabtec’s executive office and executive management (Job Bands A-D) or (b) children of any officer, director or employee of the Wabtec Foundation are not eligible to participate.
  • Be high school seniors or graduates or be current postsecondary undergraduates.
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year.

Awards are limited to one per family during any given year.


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $2,500 award.  The award is not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Awards are limited to one per family during any given year.

All awards are for undergraduate study only.


All applicants will be notified in May.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of the Wabtec Foundation. Payment is made in August.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • A statement of educational and career goals and objectives
  • An essay addressing why the applicant believes they should be selected as a recipient for the Wabtec Foundation Scholarship
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An online recommendation

Financial need, as calculated by Scholarship America, will be considered. Recipients will be selected from a pool of qualified applicants with consideration given to those who demonstrate the greatest need.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of the Wabtec Foundation play a part in the selection. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

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

United States and Canadian Applicants Only:

  • 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.

  • A copy of the first two pages of the employee parent/guardian’s most recently filed tax return (IRS Form 1040) or T1 General Tax Return Canada.

Students outside the United States or Canada Only:

  • English translations for all non-English documents.
  • Clear photocopies of the following educational documents from the past three years:
    • Transcript of grades (academic record) – Unofficial transcripts must display student name, school name, grade and credit hours earned for each course, and term in which each course was taken,
    • Secondary school diploma or certificate if earned, and
    • Results of examinations.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than April 12, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time.

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

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