Attention: Supply Chain Scholarship Applicants from ALL Colleges and Universities in the Chicago / Surrounding Areas

Scholarship

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 2019/2020 program year, CSCMP Chicago is offering four scholarship opportunities to aspiring supply chain professionals in the Chicago area. You may download the Scholarship information document here: CSCMP Chicago Roundtable Scholarship Information 2020.


CSCMP Chicago EDGE Future Leaders Experience [2 Winners]:

  • CSCMP Future Leaders and Annual Conference Attendance Attendance (September 20-23, 2020 in Kissimmee, FL) Including: Conference Registration Fees, Future Leaders Program involvement, Hotel, Airfare from Chicago (ORD/MDW) to Kissimmee.
  • A one-year free student membership to CSCMP
  • Submission of resume on the CSCMP Chicago Annual Seminar event application and made available for distribution to participating companies at CSCMP’s Annual Conference Job Fair
  • CSCMP Chicago Annual Seminar Attendance (April 2020 in Chicagoland area)

>>>> Total Scholarship Package Value: $3,500 <<<<

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

Qualifications:

  • 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 must be enrolled full-time in a Chicagoland or Central Illinois institution as of May 1, 2020
  • Applicants can be in any academic year of their program, excluding PhD students, and must be 21 years or older
  • 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.

CSCMP Scholarship & Chicago Experience [2 Winners]:

  •  $2,000 scholarship award
  • A one-year free student membership to CSCMP
  • Submission of resume on the CSCMP Chicago Annual Seminar event application and made available for distribution to participating companies at CSCMP’s Annual Conference Job Fair
  • CSCMP Chicago Annual Seminar Attendance (April 2020 in Chicagoland area)
  • CSCMP Chicago Event Attendance – two Young Professional Events and Summer Soiree: Wrigley Rooftop Event

>>>> Total Scholarship Package Value: $4,500 <<<<

The winners will receive a one-time academic scholarship to be applied to qualified expenses, including: tuition, fees, and on-campus room and board for the 2020-2021 academic year. Payments will be made payable to the school on the student’s behalf, and will be mailed after June 1, 2020.

Qualifications:

  •  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 must be enrolled full-time in a Chicagoland or Central Illinois institution as of May 1, 2020
  • Applicants can be a Sophomore through Senior in their academic year, but must be graduating December 2020 or later
  • 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.

This competition is open to all colleges and universities in the Chicago / and surrounding Midwest areas. Students at all levels are encouraged to apply by submitting an application portfolio to education@cscmpchicago.org.

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

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):

  • 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: March 15, 2020 at 5:00 pm

APPLICANTS MUST ASSEMBLE THEIR PORTFOLIO INTO A DIGITAL FORMAT AND FORWARD TO THE CSCMP SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE AT education@cscmpchicago.org NO LATER THAN 5PM ON 3/15/2020.

Winners will be notified by 4/1/2020 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.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Respectfully submitted,

CSCMP Chicago Scholarship Committee
Christina Dempsey, CSCMP Chicago Scholarship Chair