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ISM Awards and Scholarships

 

J. SHIPMAN GOLD MEDAL AWARD

The J. Shipman Gold Medal Award was created by the Purchasing Management Association of New York in 1931, and is presented to those individuals whose modest, unselfish, sincere, and persistent efforts have aided the advancement of the supply management field. Those chosen for the award have also assisted and guided members of the supply management profession in their endeavors.

 


ISM ACADEMIC RESEARCH SUPPORT PROGRAMS (GRANTS)

ISM Announces Revised Dissertation Grant Award Program for 2016

 

R. GENE RICHTER SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

The R. Gene Richter Scholarship Program was established and named in memory of R. Gene Richter, who was a galvanizing force in the field of procurement. The program was initially established by the R. Gene and Nancy D. Richter Foundation in 2004. In 2005, the R. Gene and Nancy D. Richter Foundation partnered with the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM) to expand the Foundation's scholarship program into the largest national scholarship program in the field of supply management. It was a goal of the Foundation and the Institute for Supply Management® to establish the ability to provide for the funding of scholarships on an ongoing basis. As a result, in 2008, with funding from the Institute for Supply Management and the R. Gene and Nancy D. Richter Foundation, the ISM R. Gene Richter Scholarship Program Fund was established. The fund at ISM has a goal to grow the principle to $2 million. The proceeds from this fund will provide a portion of the scholarships for future Richter Scholars.


ANNUAL CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIPS

ISM’s Annual International Supply Management Conference gives students the opportunity to meet and interact with supply executives in all business areas. These executives are encouraged to network with young professionals throughout the event and participate in exclusive networking opportunities. Recipients receive registration to the Conference, US$1,000 towards travel expenses and exclusive networking opportunities.  

The submission period opens in the spring of each year. Please contact our education department for additional details.

 

30 UNDER 30 RISING SUPPLY CHAIN STARS RECOGNITION PROGRAM

Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) and ThomasNet.com®partner on the "30 Under 30” Rising Supply Chain Stars Recognition Program. We are looking for young purchasing/supply chain management professionals who deserve to be applauded for their passion, creativity and contributions to supply chain. Help us celebrate the accomplishments of the best and brightest. Nominate a rising star (or throw your own hat into the ring) who is not only making a difference today — but is also inspiring others to follow in their footsteps tomorrow.

As partners, ISM and ThomasNet share a common objective — to give supply chain management and purchasing professionals the resources and information they need to succeed. That’s why we have established complimentary ISM membership as the reward for our 30 “rising supply chain stars,” and will send one “megawatt” professional (and the person who nominated him/her) to ISM2016. Through the knowledge they gain from ISM programs, these young professionals will be empowered to make an even bigger difference to their organizations.

Simply visit our Nominate page. And then stay-tuned for the big day in early fall when the judges will announce their “30 Under 30″ Supply Chain stars. We’ll bring the red carpet.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS OFFERED BY ISM AFFILIATES, GROUPS, AND FORUMS

Many of the affiliates and industry-specific Groups and Forums at the Institute for Supply Management® offer student scholarships.