The MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics has announced a new scholarship in partnership with AWESOME (Achieving Women’s Excellence in Supply chain Operations, Management and Education), an industry-wide organization for senior-level women in the supply chain field. The agreement was announced at the annual AWESOME Symposium on Thursday, May 10. The AWESOME/MIT Advancing Women through Education (AWE) Scholarship aims to attract women who want to pursue graduate degrees in supply chain management at MIT.
Specifically, the AWESOME/MIT AWE Scholarship will offer an applicant to the MIT Supply Chain Management Program a fully paid tuition fellowship for the first year — this equates to approximately a $72,000 value for a student of the class of 2020. Potential students wishing to be considered for this award will announce their candidacy in their applications along with a one-paragraph essay. MIT will review all applications and forward the top three finalists to AWESOME to select one recipient from the pool of candidates.
“Women who graduate from our master's program here at MIT go on to become senior leaders in enterprises across the globe,” says Bruce Arntzen, executive director of the MIT Supply Chain Management Program. “We are proud to offer this scholarship in partnership with AWESOME, and encourage more women to consider a career path in supply chain management,” he added.
“One of AWESOME’s priorities is to encourage women to prepare for and perform successfully in supply chain leadership roles,” says Heather Sheehan, executive director of AWESOME. “We are excited about this opportunity to work with one of the top graduate-level supply chain programs to expand educational opportunities and have a positive impact on the future of supply chain leadership,” she added.
Application collection will begin in September, and the first AWE Scholarship will be awarded in March 2019. The recipient will attend the AWESOME Symposium in either May 2019 or May 2020. Beginning in August 2019 the first AWE Scholarship winner will attend MIT.