Supply Management Scholarship & Award: R. Gene and Nancy D. Richter Foundation

Scholarship Opportunity in Supply Management for U.S. & Canadian Students

The R. Gene and Nancy D. Richter Foundation and the R. Gene Richter Scholarship fund at ISM will provide a US$15,000 scholarship (US$7,500 for December graduates) to individuals seeking education in supply management, supply chain management or procurement. An eligible student will be in their senior year during the 2024-2025 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.

Join the community of winners and be a part of a network that will propel your education and career in the supply management profession. Winners are celebrated at the ISM World Annual Conference, honored at an exclusive executive luncheon and connected with junior and executive mentorships.

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2024-2025 Academic Year – Criteria

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 involved and active participants in campus activities and are usually an officer in one of the organizations. Others have led charitable efforts within their communities.

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.

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Meet the 2023 Richter Winners!

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David Hinkle

Lehigh University
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Garrett Callenberger

The Pennsylvania State University
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Madison Dober

Western Michigan University
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Nicole Carvagno

University of Tennessee
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Peter Estefan

Michigan State University
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Zach Abdulnour

Wayne State University

Richter Scholarship Eligibility

Academic Year – Eligibility Requirements

Academic Status
Academic Year
Graduation Date
Conference Attendance
Use of Funds
Enrolled full-time in an accredited supply chain management curriculum (supply management, purchasing or procurement). Entering your senior year during the academic year of scholarship reward. Graduating in either December or Spring of scholarship reward. A citizen of the United States or Canada or possess a valid green card. Attend ISM Annual Conference on year of award. Willing to sign a contract pledging that the monetary award will be used for educational expenses (this includes living expenses).

The 2024 season will be from September 18, 2023 - January 26, 2024.

2023 Sponsors

Learn more about 2024 Richter Sponsorship opportunities; the future leaders of the profession.

Richter Sponsorship Info


Kearney is a leading global management consulting firm with more than 3,600 people working in more than 40 countries. We work with more than three-quarters of the Fortune Global 500, as well as with the most influential governmental and non-profit organizations.

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Eclaro is an award-winning talent-solutions firm providing strategic staffing, custom outsourcing, permanent placement and analytics services to clients globally across diverse industries. We specialize in the recruitment and management of highly skilled professionals, supporting clients ranging in size from innovative startups to industry leading Fortune 50 companies. Through a deep understanding of business drivers, strong personal relationships and customized strategies, we become true partners in developing staffing solutions by connecting clients with the Right People to meet every need.

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GSK is a science-led global healthcare company with a special purpose to help people do more, feel better and live longer. We have three global businesses that research, develop and manufacture innovative pharmaceutical medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products. We aim to bring differentiated, high-quality and needed healthcare products to as many people as possible, with our three global businesses, scientific and technical know-how and talented people.

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HP With over 80 years of actions that prove our intentions, we have the confidence to envision a world where innovation drives extraordinary contributions to humanity. And our technology – a product and service portfolio of personal systems, printers, and 3D printing solutions – was created to inspire this meaningful progress. We know that thoughtful ideas can come from anyone, anywhere, at any time. And all it takes is one to change the world.

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Anklesaria Group For sustained competitive advantage, you need to train and develop the skills and mindset of your greatest asset - your people. For over 25 years, we've helped companies maintain and increase their competitive advantage through training programs that adopt strategic approaches to cost management.

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MRA Global helps companies save millions, improve performance and foster collaboration by connecting them with exceptional talent in the supply management arena including procurement, strategic sourcing, supply chain and logistics. Our deep entrenchment within the function differentiates us and helps to provide best in class candidates and service to our clients.

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Procurement professionals know that a failure of one critical vendor can send shockwaves through the supply chain affecting revenue, strategy, and corporate reputation.

SupplyChainMonitor provides a groundbreaking solution to mitigate risk and protect your supply chain from its weakest links.

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US Steel Our acquisition of Big River Steel is the next step in U. S. Steel's customer-centric Best of BothSM world-competitive integrated and mini-mill technology strategy to create a more secure, sustainable future for the company and our stakeholders. Big River Steel operates the most advanced state-of-the-art sustainable mill in North America and this acquisition will strengthen our positioning in highly strategic steel end-markets.

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Fortive We accelerate transformation in high-impact fields like work-place safety, engineering, and healthcare. We are committed to high- tech solutions and high-touch human impact. We give our all for engineers, scientists, frontline workers, and patients around the world. At its root, Fortive means strength—strength in numbers, strength in skills and perspectives, strength in our shared conviction to make an impact.

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