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Attn Supply Mgmt Students — ISM Conference Scholarships Available

FOR RELEASE: February 17, 2011

(TEMPE, Ariz.) February 17, 2011 — Are you currently enrolled in a supply management degree program? Ready to engage in your profession and launch your career ... starting now? Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is accepting applications through March 6, 2011 for scholarships to attend the 96th Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit. ISM is your connection to supply management professional development, training and networking and its Annual Conference is a perfect opportunity to meet and interact with supply executives in all business areas.

Guidelines are simple. Candidates seeking a Conference Scholarship must be able to attend ISM's 96th Annual Conference May 15-18, 2011 in Orlando. To be eligible, candidates must be a current ISM student member. Click here for information on dues-free membership for full-time students who meet qualifications or visit ISM at and select Membership, then Students and Educators.

To apply for a 2011 ISM Conference scholarship, submit a one-page essay responding to (1) one of the following topics:

  • Why I chose supply management as my major
  • What do I see as the future of supply management

Format responses in 12 point text and submit via e-mail to Melanie Larimer at by March 6, 2011. ISM Conference scholarship recipients will be notified by Wednesday, March 16, 2011.

Scholarships include free Conference registration and US$1,000 towards travel expenses. The scholarships will be awarded Monday, May 16, 2011 in Orlando at the 4th Annual ISM Student Reception.

ISM is pleased to offer Conference student scholarships thanks to the generous support of Platinum Sponsor Office Depot.

Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is the first supply management institute in the world. Founded in 1915, ISM exists to lead and serve the supply management profession and is a highly influential and respected association in the global marketplace. By executing and extending its mission through education, research, standards of excellence and information dissemination — including the renowned monthly ISM Report On Business® — ISM maintains a strong global influence among individuals and organizations. ISM is a not-for-profit educational association that serves professionals with an interest in supply management who live and work in more than 75 countries. ISM offers the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) qualification and is a member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM).

Media Contact:
Jean McHale
ISM Public Relations
(U.S. only) 800.888.6276 x3143
(International) (+1) 480-752-6276 x3143