Material Handling Education Foundation 2016-2017 Scholarship Awards Announced


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The Board of Directors of the Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. (MHEFI) recently announced its 2016-2017 Scholarship Winners.  A total of $116,460 in scholarships was issued.
 
For 40 years, MHEFI has supported material handling, logistics and supply chain  students at many universities.  MHEFI scholarships are awarded each year to students dedicated to entering the material handling, logistics or supply chain field, either within MHI member companies or the user community. 
 
These students are pursuing careers in the industry as engineers, project managers, management, researchers and professors.  Many will be employed in manufacturing and the supply chain.
 
2016-2017 Scholarship Winners
Crane Manufacturers Association of America Honor Scholarship
$9,000 awarded to Merve Ozen, University of WI-Madison
 
Rack Manufacturers Institute/John Nofsinger Honor Scholarship
$6,860 awarded to Justin Traino, University of Pittsburgh
 
Tompkins International Honor Scholarship
$6,000 awarded to Seyed Mofidi, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
 
Frazier Industrial Honor Scholarship
$5,000 awarded to Joshua Dimon, Clemson University
 
Howard Bernstein Scholarship 
Sponsored by Wisconsin Lift Truck Corp., T.D.T., Inc., Steel King Industries, Hy-Tek Material Handling, Atlas Toyota Material Handling, Hanel Storage Systems & Hamilton Caster
$5,000 awarded to Jeremy Kaszycki, Bradley University
 
Howard Bernstein Scholarship 
Sponsored by Tynan Equipment Company, Morrison Industrial Equipment, Mr. Gary Moore, & Transamerican Equipment
$5,000 awarded to William Berry, Georgia Tech
 
Howard Bernstein Scholarship 
Sponsored by Conger Toyota Lift & Toyota Material Handling USA
$5,000 awarded to Taylor Au, Rutgers University
 
Howard Bernstein Scholarship 
Sponsored by Worldwide Material Handling
$5,000 awarded to Garrett Thomas, Kettering University
 
Howard Bernstein Scholarship 
Sponsored by EnerSys
$5,000 awarded to Benjamin Brooks, Michigan State
 
Howard Bernstein Scholarship 
Sponsored by Howard Bernstein, CMH Services & The Raymond Corporation
$5,000 awarded to Peyton Gunnison, Northern Illinois University
 
Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association Honor Scholarship
$5,000 awarded to Daniel Piechnik, University of British Columbia
 
Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association Honor Scholarship
$5,000 awarded to Faybiana Walker, Kettering University
 
Spanco, Inc. Honor Scholarship
$5,000 awarded to Rico Polim, Penn State
 
Automated Storage/Retrieval Systems Honor Scholarship
$4,000 awarded to Mikhail Jackson, Texas Christian University
 
Storage Manufacturers Association Honor Scholarship
$3,000 awarded to Casey Davis, Ohio University
 
Electrification and Controls Manufacturers Association Honor Scholarship
$2,500 awarded to Payam Parsa , University of Arkansas
 
Southworth International Group, Inc. Honor Scholarship
$2,500 awarded to Shelby Koskela, University of MN-Twin Cities
 
St. Onge Company Honor Scholarship
$2,500 awarded to Ankita Khurana, Oklahoma State University
 
Expert Crane Honor Scholarship
$2,250 awarded to Noah Kaib, University of Pittsburgh
 
UNEX Manufacturing Inc. Honor Scholarship
$2,250 awarded to Kevin Shirley, Brigham Young University
 
Hoist Manufacturers Institute/Monorail Manufacturers Association Honor Scholarship
$2,100 awarded to Olabode Olanusi, University of Arkansas
 
Material Handling Education Foundation Honor Scholarship
$2,000 awarded to Girik Vadehra, North Carolina A&T
 
Material Handling Education Foundation Honor Scholarship
$2,000 awarded to Sean Catt, Kettering University
 
Automatic Guided Vehicle Systems Honor Scholarship
$2,000 awarded to Catherine Ninah, University of Central Florida
 
Conveyor & Sortation Systems Honor Scholarship
$2,000 awarded to Ehsan Khodabandeh , University of Louisville
 
Hanel Storage Systems Honor Scholarship
$2,000 awarded to Leah Kaighn, University of Pittsburgh
 
Order Fulfillment Solutions Honor Scholarship
$2,000 awarded to Adam Lecznar, Kettering University
 
Ridg-U-Rak Honor Scholarship
$2,000 awarded to Valeria Garza, St. Mary's University
 
Steel King Industries Honor Scholarship
$2,000 awarded to Natalie Clink, Kettering University
 
Ergonomic Assist Systems & Equipment Council Honor Scholarship
$1,500 awarded to Sajjad Farahani, University of WI-Milwaukee
 
Gorbel Inc. Honor Scholarship
$1,500 awarded to Ariana Gilbert, Clarkson University
 
Lee Wood Scholarship (ICWM)
$1,500 awarded to Luis Cardona, University of Louisville
 
Lift Manufacturers Product Section Honor Scholarship
$1,500 awarded to Timothy Eddy, University of Oklahoma
 
Protective Guarding Manufacturers Association Honor Scholarship
$1,500 awarded to Meera Murti, Rutgers University
 
Since 1976, MHEFI has awarded more than $2.5 million in scholarships and grants to students at colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. 
 
To learn more about donating to MHEFI or to apply for future scholarships contact Donna Varner at MHI at 704-714-8731 and visit the MHEFI website at MHEFI.net.
 
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