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US Scholarships - open for applications starting March 1st, 2017


When it comes to developing and shaping your career, there’s nothing quite like a good education and hands-on experience. At CN, we offer scholarships and internships for just this reason.


CN is proud to recognize and encourage educational excellence. Through our Scholarships Program, we offer grants to support the post-secondary education of best-in-class students enrolled in programs relevant to CN's core business.

About the program

CN is proud to recognize and encourage educational excellence. Through its recently revised Scholarships Program, CN will offer grants to support the post-secondary education of best-in-class students in the United States.
As part of this program, and to support its hiring needs, CN will sponsor deserving students enrolled in programs relevant to CN’s core business. Selected students will be awarded a $3,000 scholarship, tenable for one academic year

Am I eligible?

The following three criteria must ALL be met to be an eligible  CN Scholarship applicant:
Students who are enrolled for the 2017-2018 academic year  in a technical, undergraduate or graduate degree in of the following fields of study:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical/Electronics/Telecommunications
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Mechanical/Agricultural & Biological Engineering;
  • Railway Infrastructure Engineering (and all things Railroad specific)
  • Software Engineering studies Or Computer Sciences


  • Transportation & Logistics

Sales & Marketing

  • Business Administration/Marketing/Business Development

Human Resources, Aboriginal Studies & Law

  • Human Resources, Labour Relations
  • Aboriginal OR Native OR Indigenous Studies (including Native Law)
  • Law

Accounting and Finance

  • Accounting, Commerce and Finance

**Eligible educational institutions are American educational institutions, or their affiliates, which have recognized degree-granting powers.**


  • Who are best-in-class (only those applicants who have obtained an average of 80% or above over the last three semesters of studies will be considered)


  • Who are interested in a summer internship at CN (dates to come)

How can I apply?

Application must be received no later than April 30th, 2017. When you apply, make sure the following documents are also attached to your application:
• Your resume
• A reference letter endorsed by a community or academic leader
•A copy of your most recent Academic Transcript
• Your Plan of Study: In more or less 500 words, tell us about your educational goals and career plans. Be sure to talk about any community, family or school initiatives you may be involved in as well as personal challenges, and the importance of the CN Scholarship

How does CN select the winners?

The selection of our Scholarship winners is made by a committee formed by members of the Human Resources team and representatives of the applicable CN department, according to the applicant’s field of study.

CN’s Scholarship committee selects winners based on:

  • Their academic performance;
  • The quality of their Plan of Study;
  • The strength of the recommendation in the provided reference letter(s);
  • Opportunities available.

Conditions and restrictions

  • Applications must be submitted by April 30th, 2017.
  • The amount awarded for each scholarship is $3,000 US.
  • The CN Scholarships’ committee’s decisions relative to winner selection are irrevocable.
  • CN Scholarships are not renewable, however, students may reapply to the program each year they meet the eligibility requirements.
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