RailTEC graduate research assistant, Lee Evans, is an inaugural recipient of a Railway & Locomotive Historical Society (R&LHS) scholarship. Four awardees received R&LHS scholarships this year, which are named in honor of the R&LHS members who made the scholarships possible. The awardees are graduate and advanced undergraduate university students studying aspects of railroad history and operations.
Lee, who has extensive experience in railroad museum operations, received a George W. Hilton scholarship. Hilton was an economics professor at UCLA, and an accomplished historian, writing a number of books on railroads and ships. He died in 2014 at age 89.
The R&LHS scholarship program is open to students majoring in history and transportation/transportation logistics, or other majors where the student’s work has a demonstrated connection to railroad operations and history. Applications open January 1 and must be submitted by March 31. Recipients are notified at the end of June.