Scholarship Program

At the National Convention in Baltimore, MD in 1977, the National Board recommended to the convention body that a scholarship program be offered to members and their relatives. The motion was seconded and carried. The first $1,000.00 scholarship was awarded in May 1978 to a member of the Springfield Missouri chapter. Only one scholarship was awarded at the time and recipients were required to use the scholarship for transportation related studies. In 1982 we began awarding 2 $1,000 scholarships annually.

In 1985, the program was changed to include any field of study. A total of four (4) $1,500 scholarships were awarded that year. In 1989 – 1990 it was decided to open the program not only to members and their dependents, but to any relative of a member. A total of 11 scholarships were awarded in 1990; five (5) for $1,000 and six (6) for $500.

The scholarship program continues to grow thanks to the donations of the many dedicated members of NARBW.

At the close of the 72nd National Convention in St. Louis, Missouri in May 2016, NARBW Scholarships had been awarded to 298 students, totaling $322,070 in financial aid since the program began in 1978. The Scholarship Program is an extremely important asset to our Association. Every NARBW member should be very proud of our contributions, both monetarily and academically to our professional leaders of tomorrow. Congratulations to this year’s winners and to their NARBW sponsors.

NARBW will be awarding more scholarships at its 73rd National Convention to be held in Cincinnati, Ohio, in May 2017. Members of NARBW and their relatives are eligible to apply. A panel of five judges, selected by the NARBW Scholarship Chairman, completes the grading of applications. All applications are judged on scholastic ability, ambition and potential.”

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