The Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. ( 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.


The Howard Bernstein Scholarship Fund was established in 2012 to provide scholarships to students who have committed to the material handling, industrial distribution, engineering, logistics and supply chain industries. The Fund is managed and administered by the Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc., an IRC 501C3 charitable organization.