Students in transportation, logistics and supply chain management can win up to $2,500 toward college expenses, according to LJM Group, a parcel invoice auditing and carrier contract negotiation services company.
Funded by LJM, the Movers & Shakers Scholarship is an annual scholarship offered to qualified students and researchers looking to make a difference by reducing supply chain costs without compromising customer service.
There are two levels of scholarship opportunities being offered. A $1,000 scholarship per academic year is available for students submitting a 500-word essay introducing themselves and outlining their career goals in today’s supply chain community. A $2,500 scholarship per academic year is also available for students submitting either an 800-word essay outlining their career goals in today’s supply chain community and discussing a logistics or e-commerce trend changing the face of global supply chain, or a 400-word essay accompanied by a video outlining their career goals in today’s supply chain community and discussing a logistics or e-commerce trend changing the face of global supply chain.
The scholarship is available to full-time junior and senior undergraduate students as well as Ph.D. and Masters-level students conducting research in transportation, logistics or supply chain management while maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
To apply, at least one letter of recommendation, along with unofficial school transcripts and any other materials supporting the requirements, must be enclosed with all applications. Letters of recommendation may come from faculty members familiar with the applicant’s coursework, a direct supervisor who can comment on work experience, an individual who made it possible for the student to attend an industry event, or anyone who can verify the student’s connection and commitment to the industry. Applicants are also encouraged to include additional supporting documentation such as a resume, research papers or project summaries.
“In a rapidly changing industry, innovation is key. We’re excited to support young minds with a passion to change the landscape of logistics,” says Ken Wood, president and founder of LJM Group. “Staying ahead of market trends and keeping costs low is a constant struggle, and we are proud to support those who are willing and eager to conquer such a challenge.”
To apply for the scholarship by the April 15 deadline, follow this link.
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