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CSX gift creates scholarships for rail engineering students at Penn State Altoona

The gift to Penn State Altoona funds four $2,500 scholarships each year for five years.
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Penn State Altoona has received a $50,000 commitment from CSX to create the CSX Rail Transportation Engineering Scholarship, which will support students in the field of rail engineering.

The gift funds four $2,500 scholarships each year for five years. The first scholarships were awarded for the 2023-24 academic year, according to a Penn State Altroona news release.

"We are proud to establish the CSX Rail Transportation Engineering Scholarship at Penn State, which reflects Penn State Altoona's vital role in shaping the next generation of leaders in the railroad industry,” said Diana Sorfleet, CSX's executive vice president and chief administrative officer. "This scholarship assists students while fostering a legacy of community partnership and innovation in railroading. CSX wants to inspire students, demonstrate our commitment to technology in the industry and nurture future talent."

The Rail Transportation Engineering produces graduates who are ready to reshape the industry, said Penn State Altoona Chancellor Ron Darbau.

"This gift provides opportunities for even more students to participate in this unique program," he said.



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