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R. Gene Richter Scholarship Application
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Welcome to the ISM R. Gene Richter Scholarship Program Application

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The R. Gene and Nancy D. Richter Foundation and the R. Gene Richter Scholarship fund at ISM will provide a US$10,000 scholarship (US$5,000 for December graduates) to individuals seeking education in supply management, supply chain management or procurement. An eligible student will be in his or her senior year during the 2021-2022 academic year and be enrolled full-time in an accredited supply management, supply chain management or procurement program with the intention of specializing in the supply management profession.

Scholarship recipients will be chosen based on the following criteria:
  • Attained High Academic Achievement — Recipients of this award have earned outstanding grades. Transcripts are looked at very closely.
  • Demonstrated Strong Leadership Ability — Past winners have been active participants in campus activities and are usually an officer in one of the organizations. Others have led charitable efforts within their communities. They are involved.
  • Demonstrated High Ethical Standards — This is a very important aspect of the program. Answers to essay questions are especially relevant to assessing the applicants' ethics. This is an area explored in greater depth during the personal interview.
  • Made a Strong Commitment to Pursuing a Career in the Field of Supply Management — This is best shown through participation in the campus ISM chapter or other campus supply chain management associations.
  • In addition, we would expect that an applicant has completed, or is planning to complete, an internship in the supply chain management field.
Eligible students are:
  • Enrolled full-time in an accredited supply chain management curriculum (supply management, purchasing or procurement).
  • Entering their senior year during the 2021-2022 academic year.
  • Graduating in either December 2021 or Spring 2022.
  • A citizen of the United States or Canada or possess a valid green card.
  • Attend ISM2021 - Annual International Conference
  • Willing to sign a contract pledging that the monetary award will be used for educational expenses (this includes living expenses).

To be considered for the scholarship you must submit the following information by February 3, 2021:
  • Completed Application
  • Résumé
  • Completion of three essay questions
  • Unofficial transcripts from all colleges attended
  • Two letters of recommendation*
  • *1 letter must be from a faculty member at current university.

    Transcripts and Letters of Recommendation can be emailed to

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