Material Handling Education Foundation


New - Scholarship Qualification Process

Mission Statement

“To promote the study of material handling, logistics and the supply chain by exposing students and educators to the industry through financial support”

Values Statement

MHEFI will do this by:

  1. Acting ethically, honestly and with integrity
  2. Treating all with respect, courtesy and dignity
  3. Awarding financial support fairly based on perceived merit and applicant passion for the industry
  4. Being a good steward of the funds entrusted to us

The Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. (www.mhefi.net) is an independent charitable organization that was established in 1976. Since then, more than $2.5 million in scholarships and grants have been awarded to students at colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. Thirty-four scholarships were awarded for the 2016/2017 academic term for a total of $116,460. The next Call for Scholarships will be in the Fall of 2016.

Scholarship Eligibility and Criteria

At the time of application, students must have completed at least two years of study. They must also be enrolled or provide proof of plans to enroll as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student. Students from two-year post-secondary schools are eligible if they have completed two years of study and have been accepted as a transfer student. All applicants must have maintained a “B” equivalent grade point average in post-secondary studies.

Eligible Programs of Study

  • Industrial, Mechanical, Electrical and Civil Engineering
  • Engineering Technology
  • Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Business Administration with an emphasis in production management, industrial distribution, supply chain and/or logistics

For more information, please contact Donna Varner at or 704-676-1190.

A quick look into the material handling industry - a vibrant, growing, and innovative field.

Gregg Meyer, President
Colson Group USA
414-491-6065
Liz Richards, Vice President
MHEDA
(847) 680-3500
Michael J. Laurent, Treasurer
MHI
(704) 696-1190
Donna Varner, Executive Director
MHI
(704) 714-8731
Will Heddles, Last Retiring President
Tiffin Metal Products Company
800-537-0983
Mary Lou Bosco
AIM
724.742.4473
Kimberly Ellis
Virginia Tech
540-231-9073
Sal Fateen
Seizmic, Inc.
(909) 869-0989
Gary Forger
MHI
(704) 676-1190
John Hill
St. Onge Company
(831) 722-9806
Bob Trebilcock
Peerless Media, LLC
(603) 357-0484
David Lippert
Hamilton Caster & Mfg. Co.
(513) 454-2640
Brian Neuwirth
UNEX Manufacturing, Inc.
732-928-2800
Kevin O’Neill
Steele Solutions, Inc.
(888) 542-5099
Stephen L. Parsley
Sl Parsley Consulting, LLC
(859) 663-6494
George Prest
MHI
(704) 696-1190
Shana Relle
Intralox, LLC
504-570-2648
Jim Robertson
China Centric Associates
724-866-6227
Mike Romano
Associated
630-588-8800
Keith Shipman
Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products
513-772-5560
Larry Strayhorn
WEPCO, Inc.
(616) 502-0596
Arthur H. Stroyd, Jr.
Del Sole Cavanaugh Stroyd LLC
(412) 261-2172
James K. Allred
J.K. Allred Consulting
(480) 213-2669
Don Frazier, Retired
Frazier Industrial
(602)-714-3285
Sherman McLaughlin, Retired
ReedSmith LLP
(412) 731-7195
William Powell
Powell Systems, Inc.
(330) 759-9220
Al Wurz, Retired
Accu-Sort Systems, Inc.
(215) 766-2569
David Reh (Do not send contribution letters)
Gorbel Inc.
585-734-5309
William Sbordon, Retired
Publisher Emeritus
(508) 528-0659
Arthur St. Onge
St. Onge Company
(717) 840-8181
Dr. James Tompkins
Tompkins International
(919) 876-3667