Supply Management Awards & Scholarships

Recognizing the Best & Brightest in Our Profession

As the professional association for procurement and supply chain professionals, ISM recognizes the brightest examples among us in our profession. From those studying supply management principles in universities to seasoned professionals at the pinnacle of their career, we offer award and scholarship programs to support and celebrate professional accomplishments.

ISM Supply Chain Trailblazer Awards

The ISM Supply Chain Trailblazer Awards celebrate the organizational programs that set new standards, drive new possibilities, and exceed expectations. These are the organizations that set the bar. These are the organizations that help to advance the supply management profession.

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J. Shipman Gold Medal Award

Established in 1931, the J. Shipman Gold Medal Award is ISM’s most prestigious award. Named after and in honor of Johnson Shipman, a man known for his vision, intellect and influence on important issues, the award is presented to those individuals whose modest, unselfish, sincere and persistent efforts have aided the advancement of the supply management field.

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30 Under 30 Program

ISM’s 30 Under 30 Supply Chain Stars is a recognition program that acknowledges young purchasing/supply management practitioners for their passion, creativity and contributions to the profession. The program has been structured not only to recognize these professionals, but also to provide a support framework for continued development and success.

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Richter Scholarship & Award

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.

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ISM Global Case Competition

The ISM Global Case Competition gives students an opportunity to gain real-world case solving experience within supply management while also applying their knowledge and diverse perspectives to a solution. It’s also a great opportunity to engage with supply management professionals at the ISM Annual Conference.

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