Are You a Model Railroader?
Are You a Modeler?
Are You Pursuing a STEAM Degree?

New Tracks Modeling Mentoring Scholarship

A unique scholarship focused to Model Railroaders and other modelers pursuing a STEAM related college degree or technical school credential.

The 2023/2024 academic year scholarship is US $1,000.  Deadline for application is July 1, 2023

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How to Apply:
Applications can be submitted on-line or by mail. Click here download our by mail application or click here for the New Tracks Modeling Mentoring Scholarship On-Line Application. Please note that you MUST have a Google Account to complete this on-line form as you will need to upload files.

Qualified applicants MUST meet the following criteria:

  • Must currently be either a current high school senior or a high school graduate living in the United States.
  • Are planning to or currently attending a two-year or four-year university, college or accredited technical school in academic year 2023-24 with an intent to pursue a degree in one of the STEAM fields.
  • Have a current GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Demonstrate participation in either a Model Railroading or other modeling youth activity program such as Youth in Model Railroading®, Scouts MRR program, 4H model railroading, MRR Youth clinics, active participant in building a home layout, or belong to an organized model railroad club. Participation in general modeling clubs and activities will also be considered.
  • Write an essay of at least 500 words describing how their involvement in modeling and model railroading as a hobby has impacted their lives and benefited their education within one or more of the STEAM areas of academic pursuit.
  • Demonstration of having designed and/or built models by submitting photos and descriptions of at least two models completed by the applicant.
  • Provide two references to affirm applicant’s involvement in railroad or other modeling activities. (NTMMS will be contacting any listed references, so please let them know ahead of time).
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New Tracks Modeling is the premier organization promoting mentoring in the modeling and model railroad community. Through on-line meetups and other activities, New Tracks Modeling engages modelers with mentors to build more and better models. New Tracks Modeling is the sponsor of the 2023/2024 NTMMS.
Please note: Scholarship funds will be disbursed directly to the Bursars Office of the school where the student will be attending. Any NTM staff member or relative is prohibited from applying for this scholarship.