Attention: Future Supply Chain Star Scholarship Applicants from ALL Colleges and Universities in the Chicago ScholarshipArea

The Chicago Roundtable of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) organization is pleased to continue its commitment to academic excellence in the study of supply chain management. This 2014/2015-program year, CSCMP Chicago is partnering with the Materials Handling & Management Society (MHMS) to offer five scholarship opportunities to aspiring supply chain professionals in the Chicago area.

Scholarship Option A: THE CSCMP EXPERIENCE
A total of two CSCMP Experience scholarships will be awarded
CSCMP provides unique, real-world opportunities for supply chain education, networking, and professional growth. The CSCMP Experience package will allow the winning student to become engaged with CSCMP both at the local level and at large. This is an extraordinary opportunity to make professional connections that can shape and span a student’s supply chain career, as well as stay abreast of industry trends and learn about professional and industry best practices.

The CSCMP Experience Package Includes:

  • CSCMP Membership (one year)
  • CSCMP Chicago Annual Seminar Attendance (June 3, 2015 in Naperville, IL)
  • CSCMP Annual Conference Attendance (September 27-30, 2015 in San Diego, CA) Including: Conference Registration Fees, Hotel, Airfare from Chicago (ORD/MDW) to San Diego, CA

CSCMP Chicago will make all arrangements for membership and event registration, hotel and air travel on behalf of the student.

>>>> Total CSCMP Experience Estimated Package Value: $3500 <<<<


Scholarship Option B: Academic Scholarship Cash Award
There are a total of three levels of Academic Scholarship Cash AwardsThe Materials Handling & Management Society (MHMS) is sponsoring a cash award to be presented to the applicants of the top three portfolios. CSCMP will also award recipients with one year of CSCMP membership and attendance at the CSCMP Chicago Annual Seminar, taking place on June 3, 2015 in Naperville, IL. The awards for each honor are defined below:


First Place Second Place Third Place
$2,000 cash award, plus:· CSCMP Membership (1 yr)
· CSCMP Chicago Annual Seminar Attendance – 6/3/15 in Naperville, IL
$1,000 cash award, plus:· CSCMP Membership (1 yr)
· CSCMP Chicago Annual Seminar Attendance – 6/3/15 in Naperville, IL
$500 cash award, plus:· CSCMP Membership (1 yr)
· CSCMP Chicago Annual Seminar Attendance – 6/3/15 in Naperville, IL

The winner(s) will receive a one-time academic scholarship to be applied to qualified expenses, including: tuition, fees, books, and on-campus room and board for the 2014-2015 academic year. Funds are made possible by MHMS and provided by the CSCMP Chicago Roundtable. Payments are issued by by the CSCMP Chicago Treasurer, made payable to the student, and will be distributed at the 2015 Annual Seminar on June 3, 2015 or mailed after June 15, 2015.


This competition is open to all colleges and universities in the Chicago area. Students at all levels are encouraged to apply by submitting an application portfolio to

The Education Committee of the Chicago Roundtable will make the final decision on the scholarship winners.



  • Applicants must be students that have completed or are currently enrolled in at least one Supply chain management (SCM)/logistics related course and have an interest in a career in the SCM/logistics industry.
  • Applicants can be in any academic year of their program.
  • Applicants must be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 for undergraduate students; 3.5 for graduate students.
  • Applicants must submit an original essay on a topic directly related to the SCM/logistics field.
  • Applicants must submit a personal portfolio as defined below.


Individual Essay Requirements (Must be submitted in MS Word format): 

  • Essay topics must be relevant to current times and significant to the supply chain community.
  • Essays must not exceed 1000 words.
  • Essays must be typed, double-spaced.
  • Essays must solely represent the original work of the applicant (consultations with the school’s sponsoring official or other designated advisor are acceptable).
  • All reference sources must be properly cited and footnoted.


Portfolio Requirements (MS Word or PDF preferred):

  • IMPORTANT: Specify the scholarship category (Option A or Option B).
  • Current resume.
  • Unofficial transcript from currently enrolled academic institution.
  • Two letters of recommendation from faculty members and/or employer.


Judging Criteria:

  • Relevance and significance to the supply chain community of selected topic.
  • Coherence of arguments presented.
  • Evidence of critical thinking and analysis.
  • Literacy skills (grammar, spelling, etc.).
  • Originality of topic, analysis, and presentation.


Deadline: April 3, 2015 at 5:00 pm


Winners will be notified by 05/15/2015 by telephone and/or email. Winners are responsible for paying all costs and expenses related to the prizes that are not specifically mentioned, including but not limited to taxes. Winners may be required to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release. Any prize won by a minor in any state where the age of majority is not 18 will be awarded to such minor’s parent or legal guardian who must sign and return any required documentation.

Download Scholarship pdf here: CSCMPScholarshipLetter2014-2015_01.22.15.


We look forward to receiving your application!

Respectfully submitted,

CSCMP Chicago Education Committee
Donna Yeksigian, CSCMP Chicago Chair
Brett Bollinger, CSCMP Chicago Chair