Ilitch School supply chain management student receives prestigious scholarship


Mike Ilitch School of Business global supply chain management major Carlita Buffington has received the Denver Transportation Club’s prestigious Terry L. Priest Scholarship.

The $5,000 scholarship honors Priest’s long and distinguished professional career and dedication to those pursuing careers in transportation, logistics or supply chain. The Terry L. Priest Scholarship Fund was established through donations made by numerous friends and professional associates of Priest.

To be considered for the scholarship, students must be enrolled in an undergraduate supply chain, logistics and/or transportation program at an accredited trade or technical school, community college or four-year college/university in the United States. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants must plan to pursue a career in the transportation, logistics or supply chain field and demonstrate financial need. Recipients are selected based on academic achievement, demonstrated commitment to the field and passion for the work, and financial need.

Buffington has a 4.0 GPA and is currently in her senior year at Wayne State with plans to graduate in May 2021. As a passionate supply chain student, Buffington recently participated in a virtual presentation with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. FCA was so impressed with her participation, they recommended she interview with the company. On the same day that Buffington accepted the Terry L. Priest Scholarship, she also accepted a part-time position in FCA’s 2021 Supply Chain Management Student Program. Students who demonstrate outstanding qualities are considered for full-time positions in FCA’s various new-hire programs following graduation.

For more information about scholarship requirements, visit The Denver Foundation’s Terry L. Priest scholarship webpage.

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