“To attract students to the material handling, logistics and supply chain industry by providing financial support”
MHEFI will do this by:
The Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. (MHEFI) is an independent charitable organization that was established in 1976.
For more information, please contact Donna Varner at dvarner[at]mhi[dot]org or 704-676-1190.
“The MHEFI scholarship wasn’t just an honor, it also highlighted the significance of my work in the material handling industry. And as a PhD student, the opportunity to attend the professional conferences in this area was very advantageous for me.”*
Parvaneh Jahani, Operations and Solutions Analyst at Intelligrated, Honeywell – Graduated from the University of Louisville with a PhD in industrial engineering.
"My academic career has been significantly impacted by MHI, and the scholarship I received from the Material Handling Education Foundation was really a tremendous help and motivated me to continue my work in this area. Now that I have graduate students who are interested in supply chain management and logistics, I encourage them to use the resources that MHI offers and apply for the scholarships, which are great, especially when you’re living on a graduate student’s salary."*
Leily Farrokhvar, Assistant Professor at West Virginia University - Graduated from Virginia Tech with a PhD in industrial and management systems engineering.
“The MHEFI scholarship was especially meaningful in that with other scholarships and a part-time job, I was able to graduate without student loans.”*
Seth Willmarth, Lean Practitioner for Boeing – Graduated from Texas A&M with a bachelor’s degree in industrial distribution.
“The MHEFI scholarship really helped me financially, and I was very happy when I got it.”*
Esmaeel Moradi, Optimization Engineer II at Schneider National – Graduated from Oklahoma State University with a PhD in operations research.
“Winning the MHEFI scholarship was amazing and attending the annual conference of the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association in Orlando, FL was an experience I won’t forget . . . I made a lot of connections and learned a lot about the material handling industry.”*
Kaleb Moore, Warehouse Supervisor at Baxter International, Inc. – Graduated from East Carolina University with a bachelor’s degree in industrial distribution and logistics.
“Landing the MHEFI scholarship was so great. Even though materials handling didn’t become the focal point of my career, it plays a pretty significant role still, and being honored with a scholarship was really humbling.”*
Peter Scheutzow, Program Manager, Autopilot & AI at Tesla – Graduated from Clarkson University with a bachelor’s degree in engineering and management.
“The MHEFI scholarship was really awesome. It helped pay for the last year of school, which I was not anticipating paying for, and it was great to get it from the material handling industry since I had an interest in going into that field as a career path.”*
Sage Childs, Associate Project Manager at FIRST RF Corporation – “Graduated from Montana State University with a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering.
“I had applied for a ton of scholarships in the hopes of offsetting some of the loans that I was taking out, being an out-of-state student. The degree was worth it and finding out that I had received a scholarship from the material handling industry was a huge relief for me. It had a big impact by helping me continue at Georgia Tech because I was paying for school myself.”*
Alina Cornejo, Supply Technician at PAE – Graduated from Georgia Tech with a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering.
*As first published in MHI Solutions magazine.
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