Global Supply Chain Management students receive exclusive scholarships from the Material Handling Education Foundation
Two Global Supply Chain Management students received scholarship awards from the Material Handling Education Foundation (MHEFI). Mahin Fatima, a 25 under 25 recipient, received a $5,000 honor scholarship for the 2023-24 term, and Sabrina Hussain received the $2,900 Irving M. Footlik PE Memorial Scholarship.
The Material Handling Education Foundation funds education for students studying supply chain management. Since 1976 they have helped over 1000 students and educators reach their goals and become the next generation of supply chain leaders.
These awards do more than alleviate the financial stresses of funding education. For those who receive a scholarship, it is a validation of their hard work, and a sign they will find a future employer post-graduation.
“This is a big step towards my career and education goals and will ultimately ensure I can focus on my education and campus activities, including supporting other supply chain students through Mike Ilitch School of Business’ Global Supply Chain Management Organization,” says Fatima. “I am extremely grateful for organizations such as the Material Handling Education Foundation that provide dedicated students with opportunities to pursue education without the fear of financial burdens.”
For Hussain, this award puts her in a good position to take full advantage of future opportunities as well.
“I believe this scholarship will allow me to stand out from the crowd when applying for jobs and serve as validation for my accomplishments,” says Hussain. “This scholarship could lead to internships and other professional development opportunities that would be helpful for my future career.”
This award also shows that students at the Mike Ilitch School of Business are strong candidates for future awards, and that these programs prepare students for work in the real world. Professor Hakan Yildiz, chair of the global supply chain management department also recognizes the good these awards can do for students.
“We are proud of Mahin Fatima and Sabrina Hussain, who are both successful students in the Global Supply Chain program. Moreover, both are serving other Global Supply Chain students by taking leadership roles in the Global Supply Chain Student Association,” says Yildiz. “These awards are a testament to their hard work and a recognition of the high caliber of education that the Ilitch School of Business’ Global Supply Chain Management Department provides.”