May 18, 2018
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CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS, May 18, 2018 – The MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics announced a new scholarship in partnership with AWESOME (Achieving Women’s Excellence in Supply Chain Operations,  Management and Education), an industry-wide organization for senior-level women in the supply chain field. The partnership was announced at the annual AWESOME Symposium on Thursday, May 10, 2018.  The AWESOME/MIT Advancing Women through Education (AWE) Scholarship aims to attract women who want to pursue graduate degrees in Supply Chain Management at MIT. 

Specifically, the AWESOME/MIT AWE Scholarship will offer an applicant to the MIT Supply Chain Management Program a 100% tuition fellowship for the first year – this equates to approximately a $72,000 value for a student of the class of 2020.  Potential students wishing to be considered for this award will announce their candidacy in their applications along with a one-paragraph essay.  MIT will review all applications and forward the top three finalists to AWESOME to select one recipient from the pool of candidates. 

“Women who graduate from our master's program here at MIT go on to become senior leaders in enterprises across the globe,” says Dr. Bruce Arntzen, Executive Director of the MIT Supply Chain Management Program.  “We are proud to offer this scholarship in partnership with AWESOME, and encourage more women to consider a career path in supply chain,” he added.

“One of AWESOME’s priorities is to encourage women to prepare for and perform successfully in supply chain leadership roles,” says Heather Sheehan, Executive Director of AWESOME.  “We are excited about this opportunity to partner with one of the top graduate level supply chain programs to expand educational opportunities and have a positive impact on the future of supply chain leadership,” she added.

Application collection will begin in September 2018 and the first AWE Scholarship will be awarded in March 2019.  The recipient will attend the AWESOME Symposium in either May 2019 or May 2020.  In August of 2019 the first AWE Scholarship winner will attend MIT. 

For more information on the AWESOME/MIT Scholarship please contact:

Bruce Arntzen
Executive Director, MIT Supply Chain Program



About the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics

Launched in 1973, MIT CTL is one of the world’s leading centers for supply chain education and research. MIT CTL coordinates more than 100 supply chain research efforts across the MIT campus and around the globe. The center also educates students and corporate leaders in the essential principles of supply chain management, and helps organizations to increase productivity and improve their environmental performance.


AWESOME (Achieving Women’s Excellence in Supply Chain Operations, Management & Education) is the supply chain’s most active and prominent organization focused on advancing women’s supply chain leadership. Involving more than 1,200 senior executives in a wide range of supply chain roles, AWESOME provides opportunities for networking, collaboration, and professional development.  In addition to an annual industry-wide Symposium and other events and programs, AWESOME recognizes the accomplishments of outstanding women supply chain leaders by presenting the AWESOME Legendary Leadership (ALL) Award each year and fields several initiatives to support and encourage supply chain as an area of study among young women. To learn more and review criteria for network membership, visit