Supply Chain Management Scholarship Opportunities

Automotive Women's Alliance (AWA) Foundation Scholarship
Scholarships are awarded to female, North American citizens, with a passion for a career or advancement in the automotive and its related industries. While AWAF members and family members are encouraged to apply for scholarships, we encourage applicants who are not affiliated with the organization to apply as well.

Institute for Supply Management (ISM) R. Gene Richter Scholarship
The R. Gene and Nancy D. Richter Foundation and the R. Gene Richter Scholarship fund at ISM will provide a $10,000 scholarship ($5,000 for December graduates) to individuals seeking education in supply management, supply chain management or procurement. An eligible student will be in his or her senior year during the 2020-2021 academic year and be enrolled full-time in an accredited supply management, supply chain management or procurement program with the intention of specializing in the supply management profession.

Terry L. Priest Scholarship
This scholarship program was created to support students who are committed to the field of transportation, logistics or supply chain management and are passionate about the industry.

The Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc.
The Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. is an independent charitable organization with a mission to engage and attract students to the material handling, logistics and supply chain industry by providing financial support. The foundation offers scholarship award opportunities to undergraduates who are pursuing a material handling, logistics or supply chain career. The student should clearly demonstrate dedication to achieving excellence, strong leadership skills, potential for future growth as a leader and persistence in the pursuit of education.

Detroit Intermodal Association – Ocean Freight Association Scholarship
The DIA-OFA is inviting qualified students to participate in their scholarship awards program, open to all DIA-OFA members meeting criteria spelled out on their application.

2020 DIA-0FA scholarship winners:

  • Alexander Abdulnour
  • Afnan Al-Wasim
  • Carlita Buffington

Transportation Club of Detroit Scholarship Program (DOC)
The Transportation Club of Detroit (TCD) is an educational organization consisting of transportation, logistics and supply chain professionals. TCD has awarded scholarships in excess of $370,000 to deserving college students over the years.

TCD scholarships are awarded to students enrolled in an approved, accredited institution of higher learning in a degree program in the field of transportation, traffic management, packaging, etc. in preparation for pursuit of a career in transportation. Awards are based upon scholastic ability, professional interest, character, degree program and financial need. For a complete list of required documents and a questionnaire, download the scholarship application here (DOC). Completed applications should be submitted to LaNita Stewart ( by April 26, 2021.

Axalta Bright Futures Scholarship Program
Axalta Coating Systems (a leading global coatings company) has established a scholarship program to assist current undergraduate and graduate students who plan to continue their education in select fields in college or vocational school programs, including those studying global supply chain management at the Mike Ilitch School of Business. Students can apply for renewable scholarships of up to $5,000 per year from the Axalta Bright Futures Scholarship Program. Learn more here and apply by May 12, 2021 to be considered.

Michigan Chapter of Women in Defense (WID) HORIZONS-Michigan Scholarship
The Michigan Chapter of WID, a national security organization, established the HORIZONS-Michigan Scholarship in 2009 to encourage women to pursue careers related to the national security and defense interests of the United States and to provide development opportunities to women already working in national security and defense fields. All scholarship materials must be received by WID-MI by July 31, 2021. Recipients will be notified and will receive formal recognition at the WID Black Tie Gala. Scholarship awards will be applied toward the following winter/spring semester.