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Meet the Future leaders of the Profession!

The R. Gene Richter Scholarship Program was established in memory of supply management innovator and leader R. Gene Richter, who led the supply organizations at Black & Decker Corporation, Hewlett-Packard, and International Business Machines (IBM).

ISM® and the Richter Foundation are proud to support the growth and development of students in the supply management profession through the program. Richter Scholar winners are part of a very elite and talented group of students and future leaders, with more than 1,000 applicants and 140 winners in 21 years.  

The future leaders of supply management who receive this distinction are fast-tracked into the profession through a program of tuition assistance, executive mentoring, junior mentoring, and networking.

Our 2024 awards event recognizes the annual winners of the scholarship program. Please join us in recognizing the prospective leaders in the industry.

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The Future Leaders of the Profession  


Join our exclusive event supporting the 21st annual R. Gene & Nancy Richter Foundation Scholarship Fund

  • Held during ISM World 2024 on Tuesday, April 30th, 2023, Las Vegas, NV at the MGM Grand

  • Interact with the Richter community, executives, past winners and the newest student scholarship recipients​.

  • Participate in an exclusive luncheon program held within ExecIn and network with supply chain leaders and the newest scholars.


Multiple ways to build your brand and engagement with the next generation of industry leaders including but not limited to:

ISM World 2024 Mobile App push notifications

  Full or half page advertisement in the June/July Talent issue of Inside Supply Management® magazine,

  Up to 30 second promotional video to be played at the luncheon (Gold only benefit)

  Recognition in program materials

  Copy of each 2023 scholarship recipient’s résumé

3 Sponsorship Levels Available
Gold | Silver | Bronze


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