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To commemorate its 20th anniversary, supply chain and logistics management firm D.W. Morgan Company has introduced what it calls the "Last Mile" Scholarship for college seniors in the U.S. and abroad. The company will award $5,000 to each of four finalists.
Students will be asked to come up with ways to apply emerging technologies and practices to improve the supply chain while making a positive impact on society and the planet. A grand-prize winner will also receive the opportunity for a paid internship in the summer of 2011 at Morgan's corporate headquarters or one of its field offices.
Named after Morgan's "last mile" service, which guarantees consistent on-site coordination of goods up to the very last mile in the manufacturing supply chain, the scholarship is open to students in the "last mile"-or final year-of their college careers, with a major or minor in supply chain management, logistics, transportation studies or a related field. Morgan's aim in creating the scholarship is to support innovative and socially conscious thinking among the future leaders of the supply chain industry and provide assistance as they launch their careers.
To enter, students create a video answering a two-part question: How do you see the supply chain evolving in the next 20 years; and what steps can supply chain executives take to ensure these changes in the industry make a positive impact on society and/or the planet? Students also must submit a college transcript and a written summary of their ideas. Entries will be accepted online at www.lastmilescholarship.com from September 20 to December 1.
Judging will be done by an independent panel, which will include D.W. Morgan senior executives and other industry experts. Judges will make selections based on the originality, creativity and feasibility of ideas the applicants have presented as well as the passion they've put into communicating them. Winners will be announced mid-January 2011.
Source: D.W. Morgan
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