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Supply Management Students — Short Essay May Win You a 2012 ISM Conference Scholarship

FOR RELEASE: February 17, 2012

(TEMPE, Ariz.) February 17, 2012 — Students currently enrolled in a supply management degree program can get a head start on success and meet with peers and professionals from around the world at the 97th Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit. Conference host Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is pleased to offer 97th Conference student scholarships thanks to the generous support of Platinum Sponsor Office Depot.

You can't afford to miss this opportunity. Submit a short essay by March 9, 2012 according to these simple guidelines:

Candidates seeking a Conference Scholarship must be able to attend ISM's 97th Annual Conference, May 6-9, 2012 in Baltimore. To be eligible, candidates must be current ISM student members. 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 2012 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 I see as the future of supply management

Format responses in 12-point text and submit via email to Melanie Larimer at by March 9, 2012. ISM Conference scholarship recipients will be notified by Wednesday, March 14, 2012.

Scholarships include free Conference registration and US$1,000 toward travel expenses. The scholarships will be awarded on Monday, May 7, 2012 in Baltimore at the 4th Annual ISM Student Reception.

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 80 countries. ISM offers the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®), Certified in Supply Management™ (CSM™) and Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity® (CPSD™) qualifications, and is a member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM).

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