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NOTICE:The UW-Superior Transportation and Logistics Research Center utilizes this page to inform students of obtainable scholarships. Information found on this page may not be current. Therefore, students are encouraged to visit the related organizations' websites to obtain current information on scholarship. Good Luck!
The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) offers each year the George A. Gecowets Graduate Scholarship Program which awards $2,000 scholarships to students based solely on merit (academic achievement, work experience, and leadership) rather than on financial need. The purpose of this scholarship program is to make high-potential students aware of the tremendous opportunities and challenges that await them in a career in logistics management. To be eligible, you must be a senior at an accredited four-year college or university, or already be enrolled in the first year of a logistics-related graduate program.
Detailed information regarding the George A. Gecowets Graduate Scholarship Program is currently no longer available at the CSCMP website.
They ask that you please contact CSCMP directly with questions about this program.
SOLE - the International Society of Logistics and its Logistics Education Foundation (LEF) sponsors an annual scholarship competition for students currently enrolled on a full-time basis at an accredited educational institution. Each year the LEF awards a number of scholarships supporting logistics study at undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants are evaluated based on their intention to pursue a career related to logistics, scholastic achievements, as well as indications of current and future contributions to the logistics profession, as evidenced by course work, special projects, research, and/or on-the-job logistics experience. All scholarship award winners are required to submit a student paper to SOLE's professional journal, the Logistics Spectrum. Scholarships apply to the next academic year.
$1000 scholarship will be awarded to the qualified students.
A completed application package consists of these documents:
** Please note that incomplete application packages cannot be evaluated.
Deadline: May 15, 2008
Application Deadline is May 15 each year for the following academic year.
Please email the Completed Application Form to:
Subject: LEF Scholarships
Forward Support Documentation to:
Chairman, Scholarships Committee
LEF Logistics Education Foundation
SOLE - The International Society of Logistics
8100 Professional Place, Suite 111
Hyattsville, Maryland 20785 USA
(301) 459-1522 (fax)
(301) 459-8446 (voice)
For more information visit their website at: www.sole.org
Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS) is an international organization of transportation professionals dedicated to excellence in transportation through the achievement and success of women. Through local chapters, which include male and female members, WTS provides seminars, newsletters, job referrals, conferences, and networking opportunities.
The WTS National Organization offers the following scholarships each year to encourage women who are pursuing careers in transportation:
Graduate Students: Helene M. Overly Memorial Graduate Scholarship - $6,000
? Applications can be obtained through the website: www.wtsinternational.org
? The application and supporting materials must be received by the deadline
? 2008 deadlines not announced yet, check their website for updates.
How to Apply:
To apply for a scholarship, you will need to submit an application to your local chapter.
Please contact the Chapter Scholarship Chair in your area to receive an application.
Awards will be presented to the recipients at the Annual Conference May 15, 2008 in Atlanta Georgia.
The Wisconsin Chapter of WTS will award graduate and undergraduate nominees with a $500 cash award, and select one graduate and one
undergraduate student as the chapter's nominee for the national scholarship.
For more information about scholarship opportunities from WTS and their Wisconsin or Minnesota Chapters, please visit their website: www.wtsinternational.org
The McNair Program at the University of Wisconsin-Superior prepares income eligible, first generation college students and students from groups underrepresented in graduate education for doctoral study. It is a nationwide program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, created in memory of Ronald E. McNair, Ph.D., an African-American physicist killed in the Space Shuttle Challenger mission in 1986.
Each year, 20 students are chosen to participate in the program's activities, which include seminars, cultural events, graduate school visits, and more. During the summer, 10 scholars participate in a paid individual research experience, working collaboratively with a faculty mentor on a project of interest to the student. Program participants also receive GRE preparation instruction and help in the graduate school application process.
? Collaborative research in your field with faculty mentor
?Presentation of your research at the McNair Scholars Posters Session
?Publication of your research in the McNair Scholars Journal
?Workshops and seminars on a variety of topics
?GRE test preparation
?Academic counseling and tutoring as needed
? A stipend for completing the research (paid over the summer)
? Mentoring relationship a with faculty member
? Strengthening of academic and research skills
? Graduate school application assistance and advocacy
? Opportunities to attend or present at professional conferences
? Opportunities to visit graduate school
? The opportunity to have your research published in the National McNair Scholars Journals
? Application fee waivers from participating graduate institutions
Students from UW-Superior, the University of Minnesota Duluth, Northland College, and The College of St. Scholastica are all eligible for the program.
Additionally, students must meet certain qualifications set by federal regulations to be accepted into the program. These include::
? Be income eligible and first generation (neither parent has a Bachelor's degree) OR
? Be from a group that is underrepresented in graduate school (Native American, Hispanic or African American)
? All students must be sophomore to senior undergraduates students AND Be a citizen or a permanent resident of the United States
The 2008 deadline has not been announced yet, but traditionally the deadline has been in October.
All application instructions and information are available through their website at http://uwsuper.edu/mcnair/. Stop by the program office, or contact Susan Holm & Marsha Francis at:
The McNair Scholars Program
University of Wisconsin-Superior
Belknap & Catlin, P.O. Box 2000
Superior WI 54880
Telephone: (715) 394-8043 or (715) 394-8093 or (715) 394-8088
The objective of the Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP) is to attract qualified students to the field of transportation education and research, and advance transportation workforce development. This program is administered through the Federal Highway Administration's Office of Professional and Corporate Development in their Universities and Grants Programs.
This program offers several scholarship and grant opportunities for transportation students.
For more information please visit their website at: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/opd/universitygrants.htm
The 2008 Graduate Fellowship cycle was opened on October 15, 2007 and they are accepting applications until February 15, 2008.
Please continue to check the website for information regarding the 2008-2009 application cycle.
The Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging and supporting material handling education.
The Foundation offers a variety of scholarships to students pursuing an education in material handling logistics. Established in 1976, the Foundation has
provided funds, through private and corporate donations, to graduate and undergraduate students, as well as to academicians and their institutions.
The Foundation is administered by the offices of Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA) in Charlotte, NC. Since 1976, the Foundation has
awarded over $1,700,000 from contributions to fund hundreds of scholarships, faculty/student travel conference grants, instructional aid grants and fellowships.
The Objective of the Material Handling Education Foundation Scholarship Program is to promote the study of material handling and to expose as many students as possible to the material handling industry, including the vast array of equipment, systems and technologies represented by the industry; the role of material handling in a productive enterprise; and the many career paths available within the supplier, distributor and end-user (applications) sides of the industry. The Goal of the scholarship program is to encourage choices upon graduation that will ultimately lead to careers within the industry and careers in teaching and research that will prepare the next generation of industry leaders.
MHEF Scholarship Awards range between $1500 and $6000.
Deadline: March 1, 2008
Scholarship applications and documentation must be received no later than March 1, 2008
Application: Students must be enrolled in pre-qualified colleges and universities in order to qualify for this scholarship.
UW-Superior's Transportation and Logistics Management program is proud to be one of these pre-qualified program!
Instructions and requirements can be found online at the MHIA website: www.mhia.org/et/ET_MHEF_scholarship.cfm
Scholarship Eligibility and Criteria
International Transportation Essay Competition - (this is 2003 info; more current info was not available…)
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) sponsors this essay competition for transportation professionals, graduate students and postgraduate academics.
There are four national essay awards:
PIARC Prize for construction, maintenance and operation of roads.Papers should deal with these subjects, while giving special emphasis to innovation processes that aim to improve socio-economic returns in the short, medium and long terms.
PIARC Prize for developing country issues.Entries are expected to address questions of road construction, maintenance or operation and have particular regard to their application in developing countries.
PIARC prize for sustainable development.Entries are expected to address questions of road construction, maintenance or operation and have particular regard to the environment and sustainable development.
PIARC Prize for essays of young professionals.The essay competition is aimed at multidisciplinary teams of young professionals for a vision of future transportation issues, innovation solutions and their practicability.
Rewards and Recognition
The winner in the United States for each of the four prizes will be awarded $4000.
Send information to:
FHWA Office of International Programs
400 Seventh Street, SW
Washington, DC 20590
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