CHICAGO – January 25, 2020 - Gebrüder Weiss USA, a global freight forwarder with a core business of overland transport, air, and sea freight and logistics, has made a gift to Loyola University Chicago to provide scholarships for Quinlan School of Businessstudents. The scholarships will be used to offer assistance to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Business Administration in Supply Chain Management program. Preference will be given to students with financial need and in good academic standing, as determined by the University. Preference will also be given to students who are the first in their family to attend college and/or are involved in student activities that promote women in business.
Gebrüder Weiss developed its scholarship program to support creating a diverse workforce in logistics and to support educational opportunities for those with economic struggles. The company selected Loyola University Chicago to participate in the new "Gebrüder Weiss Supply Chain Leadership Scholarship" program because of its exceptional academics and preparation for the supply chain and logistics field.
"As our US leadership team contemplated what we could do to help improve equity in the supply chain and logistics industry in America, we knew education was one of the answers," said Mark McCullough, CEO of Gebrüder Weiss USA. "We must take action if we want to experience change. We are proud that we can provide scholarship funds for Loyola students studying supply chain management, and we hope our investment supports the growth of a more diverse workforce in the future," McCullough added.
Scholarships will be awarded to students in for the 2020-2021 academic year. Students interested in pursuing a “Gebrüder Weiss Supply Chain Leadership” scholarship may apply at LUC.academicworks.com. In addition to the scholarships, Gebrüder Weiss is providing an opportunity for students to apply for full-time, 90-day, paid internships to gain hands-on experience and learn all aspects of the logistics industry at the Gebrüder Weiss US headquarters in Des Plaines, IL, or at its New Jersey location.
"Creating efficient, sustainable, and values-based supply chains is more important than ever," said Kevin Stevens, dean of the Quinlan School of Business at Loyola University Chicago. "We are pleased that Gebrüder Weiss is supporting our nationally respected supply chain program, as well as students interested in supply chain."
For more information on equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives at Gebrüder Weiss, visit the website at www.gw-world.com
About the Quinlan School of Business, Loyola University Chicago
The Quinlan School of Business educates responsible leaders who strengthen our global business system. We draw on the resources of our world-class location in the heart of Chicago, just off Michigan Avenue, and of our industry-leading faculty to offer a nationally ranked business education for graduate students, undergraduate students, and professionals. We bring the best of academic thought and practical solutions to business through hands-on class and consulting projects, the Loyola Business Leadership Hub and its member centers, and more.
The Supply Chain Management program at Quinlan is a leader in supply chain education, with a focus on real-world supply chain issues and the technical expertise and management skills needed to accelerate careers. Students learn from our nationally-recognized faculty and from industry leaders who are engaged with our Supply Chain and Sustainability Center.
About Gebrüder Weiss
Gebrüder Weiss, a global freight forwarder with a core business of overland transport, air, and sea freight and logistics, is the world's oldest transport company with a history that dates back more than 500 years. The family-owned company employs more than 7,100 people worldwide and boasts 150 company-owned locations. The business established a presence in the United States in Chicago in 2017 and has since expanded its North American locations to include Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. Developing and changing with its customers' needs during its long history, Gebrüder Weiss is also a pioneer in sustainable business practices having implemented myriad ecological, economic, and social initiatives. The company's voyage into North America, along with its continuous growth, illustrates the need for highly experienced providers of global solutions through an international network of supply chain experts. Customized solutions with a single point of contact provide customers with an exceptional service experience focused on reliable and economical solutions.