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2024 MIT Supply Chain Excellence Awards Given to 35 Graduating Students

Thirty-five exceptional graduates from top undergraduate supply chain management and engineering programs across the United States have been awarded tuition fellowships and conditional acceptance to the MIT Supply Chain Management Master’s Program.

Cambridge, MA – The MIT Supply Chain Management Master’s Program has recognized thirty-five exceptional students from eight renowned undergraduate programs specializing in supply chain management and engineering across the United States.

Presented annually, the MIT Supply Chain Excellence Awards honor undergraduate students who have demonstrated outstanding talent in supply chain management or industrial engineering. These students originate from institutions that have partnered with the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics’s Supply Chain Management master’s program to expand opportunities for graduate study and advance the field of supply chain and logistics.

In this year’s awards, the MIT SCM Master’s Program has provided over $900,000 in fellowship funding to 35 deserving recipients. These students come from respected schools like Arizona State University, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Lehigh University, Michigan State University, Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (Mexico), Penn State University, Purdue University, and Texas A&M University.

Recipients can use their awards by applying to the SCM program after gaining two to five years of professional experience post-graduation. The fellowship funds can be applied towards tuition fees for the SCM master’s program at MIT or at MIT Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence (SCALE) network centers in Spain, Malaysia, Luxembourg, or China.

For more information about the MIT Supply Chain Excellence Awards, please visit here.

2024 MIT Supply Chain Excellence Award Recipients

Winners ($30,000 fellowship awards):
Kara Ge, Arizona State University
David Hofer, Arizona State University
Clara Utzinger, Arizona State University
Nathaniel Thompson, Arizona State University
Joseph Choi, Arizona State University
Isabella Giaquinto, Arizona State University
Zoey  Grant, Arizona State University
Jenna Lee, Arizona State University
Logan Burek, Arizona State University
Timothy DiPalo, Lehigh University
Grace Kolbe, Lehigh University
Caleb Keilen, Michigan State University
Margaret Beckeman, Michigan State University
Taylor Flaro, Michigan State University
Kimberly  Kerzel, Michigan State University
Rijul Mahajan, Michigan State University
Nevil Thomas, Michigan State University
Italia Rivera Trillo, Monterrey Tech
María Inés Abularach, Monterrey Tech
Maria Guadalupe Cordova Gastelum, Monterrey Tech
Sofia Velarde, Monterrey Tech
Julio Ignacio  Pérez Peñaloza, Monterrey Tech
Norbert McDermott IV, Penn State University
Reilly McCarthy, Penn State University
Anjali Dhayagude, Purdue University
Jackson Bolick, Texas A&M University
Kaden Kirby, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Honorable Mentions ($15,000 fellowship awards):
Madeline Dorish, Lehigh University
David Hinkle, Lehigh University
Rochisshil Varma, Michigan State University
Mitchell Dillon, Michigan State University
Diego Axel Marquez Heredia, Monterrey Tech
Kailey McSteen, Penn State University
Hannah Pais, Penn State University
Emma Scott, Penn State University


About the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics

Founded in 1973, MIT CTL is one of the world’s leading supply chain education and research centers. 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.

About the MIT Supply Chain Management Master’s Program (MIT SCM)

Founded in 1998 by the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL), MIT SCM attracts a diverse group of talented and motivated students from across the globe. Students work directly with researchers and industry experts on complex and challenging problems in all aspects of supply chain management. MIT SCM students propel their classroom and laboratory learning straight into industry. They graduate from our programs as thought leaders ready to engage in an international, highly competitive marketplace.

Supply Chain Excellence Contact: Kate Padilla