At Road to Reliability™ our mission is to help you create a more reliable, more profitable and safer plant.
Reliable Plants are a better place to work, are more sustainable, less wasteful and can be a force for good in their local communities.
We see a future where together we have created thousands of Reliable Plants around the world using the Road to Reliability™ Framework.
At Road to Reliability™ we believe in being a force for good.
The purpose of the Road to Reliability™ Scholarship program is to enable less advantaged students who cannot afford our course fees to enrol in our online training courses at significantly reduced fees.
The Scholarship Program is primarily focused on students in developing nations, in medium sized companies that operate in asset-intensive industries.
However, anyone is free to apply for a scholarship and we will look at the merits of each application individually. We know that 2020 and 2021 has been a tough time for many Maintenance & Reliability professionals and we will not exclude anyone simply based on where you live or whether you are employed or not.
Our Scholarship Program covers 75% of the course fees. That means that successful applications will be enrolled in the Professional Edition of the Implementing Maintenance Planning & Scheduling course at just 25% of the full course fee i.e. USD 395 instead of the full fee of USD 1,495.
We will offer up to 50 Scholarships per quarter through quarterly Scholarship Rounds.
Currently the Scholarship Program only covers the Maintenance Planning & Scheduling online training, but we expect to expand this offering from the Q2 2022 Scholarship round onwards.
The dates for the 2022 Scholarship Rounds are as follows:
Q1 2022 Scholarship Round:
21st January 2022 – Applications open
28th February 2022 – Applications close
15th March 2022 – Successful applicants will be notified by email
Q2 2022 Scholarship Round:
1st April 2022 – Applications open
30th May 2022 – Applications close
15th June 2022 – Successful applicants will be notified by email
Q3 2022 Scholarship Round:
1st July 2022 – Applications open
30th August 2022 – Applications close
15th September 2022 – Successful applicants will be notified by email
Q4 2022 Scholarship Round:
1st October 2022 – Applications open
30th November 2022 – Applications close
5th December 2022 – Successful applicants will be notified by email
Application is via an online form (see link below) which will only accept applications when Scholarship Round is open (see dates above).
Please note that the application form, once started, cannot be saved, so we recommend that you prepare your application in advance in a separate document.
As part of your application, you will be asked to write short essay responses (300-500 words) to the following questions / prompts:
When we review scholarship applications, below are some of the criteria we will use to select successful applicants:
Ultimately, we’re looking to help people that can and want to make a difference in their organisation and help build a Reliable Plant that becomes a force for good in their local community.
Below are some important details that we want to be clear about:
Experience shows that students who get free access to an online course have a much lower course completion rate than those who make a contribution. We want to help but we also want you to succeed and implement what you learn. And that requires a commitment from your side.
Furthermore, we will need to bring on additional staff to manage additional workload associated with more students and the administrative burden associated with the Scholarship Program. The Scholarship Program is intended to be largely self-funding so that it can be sustained into the future.
As of the Q4 2021 round we do offer a payment plan. If you are awarded a Scholarship you can opt to pay USD 395 at once or opt for 5 monthly payments of USD 99 (which comes to USD 495).
Our experience shows that students who are not ready to enrol and request an extension often do not enrol. Spots are limited so we want to offer them to students who are ready to take action.
That said we also realise that for many students that receive a Scholarship this can be a big financial commitment which is why we grant you 60 days to get payment organised.
If you’re not 100% ready we recommend you wait and apply in the next round.
We would love to, but with hundreds of applicants that will simple not be feasible. We are a small and nimble organisation. If we have to give feedback to all applications we’d have to hire someone to help with this and that would increase our costs and prices.