June 9, 2018

New program offers AWESOME scholarship to MIT

One woman will win a full-tuition fellowship for graduate studies in supply chain management.

By DC Velocity Staff

Do you dream of pursuing a graduate degree in supply chain management but are deterred by the sticker price? If you're a woman and have what it takes to get into MIT (the Massachusetts Institute of Technology), you may be in luck.

In May, the industry organization AWESOME announced that it is partnering with MIT's Center for Transportation & Logistics on a new scholarship for women seeking a master's degree in the discipline. The group, whose name is an acronym for Achieving Women's Excellence in Supply Chain Operations, Management, and Education, says the scholarship will cover the cost of tuition for a woman who has been newly accepted into MIT's Supply Chain Management Program.

The winner of the scholarship, known as the AWESOME/MIT AWE (Advancing Women through Education) Scholarship, will receive a 100-percent tuition fellowship for the first year, which equates to roughly a $72,000 value for a student in the class of 2020. To be considered for the award, potential students need only announce their candidacy in their application and include a one-paragraph essay. MIT will review all applications and forward the top three finalists to AWESOME to select the recipient.

Applications will be collected starting in September. The first AWE Scholarship will be awarded in March 2019, with the winner starting classes in August 2019. For more information, contact Bruce Arntzen, executive director of the MIT Supply Chain Program, at barntzen@mit.edu.

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