Jake Jacobson Memorial Scholarships

ASLRRA is awarding 10 railroad training scholarships thanks to a generous donation from the family of the late Lowell S. “Jake” Jacobson, former president and general manager of the Copper Basin Railway.

Scholarships of up to $425 each are available to employees of small railroads, defined as those earning $10 million or less in annual revenues. Scholarships must be used for ASLRRA-hosted training in safety, compliance or leadership development. Click here to view a list of upcoming ASLRRA training seminars. 

Scholarships will be awarded to qualified candidates on a rolling basis until all funds are distributed. To apply, please complete the online application form; applications must include all requested information and materials to be considered. Please pay close attention to the eligible training for which funds may be used. Applicants will be contacted by an ASLRRA representative if additional information is required and once an award decision is made.




*PLEASE NOTE: Scholarship recipients will be reimbursed up to $425 for a training course registration fee. A copy of the registration receipt and documentation of course completion must be provided. 

Scholarship recipients agree to participate in a brief phone interview and provide on-the-job photos that may be published in an issue of ASLRRA's e-newsletter, featured on the association website at, and/or included in other print and electronic materials. Please contact Crystal Gitchell with any questions.  


Click here to learn more about Jake Jacobson, or click here to learn about the Jake Safety Award program.