Supply Management Scholarship & Award: R. Gene and Nancy D. Richter Foundation

Scholarship Opportunity in Supply Management for U.S. & Canadian Students

The R. Gene and Nancy D. Richter Foundation and the R. Gene Richter Scholarship fund at ISM will provide a US$10,000 scholarship (US$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.

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2020-2021 Academic Year – Criteria

Scholarship recipients will be chosen based on the following criteria:

Attained High Academic Achievement

Recipients of this award have earned outstanding grades. Transcripts are looked at very closely.

Demonstrated Strong Leadership Ability

Past winners have been involved and active participants in campus activities and are usually an officer in one of the organizations. Others have led charitable efforts within their communities.

Demonstrated High Ethical Standards

This is a very important aspect of the program. Answers to essay questions are especially relevant to assessing the applicants' ethics. This is an area explored in greater depth during the personal interview.

Made a Strong Commitment to Pursuing a Career in the Field of Supply Management

This is best shown through participation in the campus ISM chapter or other campus supply chain management associations. In addition, we would expect that an applicant has completed, or is planning to complete, an internship in the supply chain management field.

Richter Scholarship Eligibility

Academic Year – Eligibility Requirements

Academic Status
Academic Year
Graduation Date
Conference Attendance
Use of Funds
Enrolled full-time in an accredited supply chain management curriculum (supply management, purchasing or procurement). Entering your senior year during the academic year of scholarship reward. Graduating in either December or Spring of scholarship reward. A citizen of the United States or Canada or possess a valid green card. Attend ISM Annual Conference on year of award. Willing to sign a contract pledging that the monetary award will be used for educational expenses (this includes living expenses).

The application for the R. Gene Richter scholarship program for the 2021-2022 academic year will be available online beginning Fall, 2020.

The deadline date for receiving the application and required documents is will be published with the fall release.

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