Material Handling Education Foundation Announces 2013-2014 Scholarship Winners


Monday, May 20, 2013

The Board of Directors of the Material Handling Education Foundation Inc. (MHEFI) recently announced its 2013-2014 Scholarship Winners. This year, forty scholarships for a total of $135,774 were issued for this academic term.

This continued MHEFI's thirty-seven-year tradition of support to enterprising students at universities instructing in material handling and logistics sciences. MHEFI scholarships are awarded each year to students dedicated to entering the material handling and logistics field, either within MHI member companies or the user community.

Awardees are pursuing educational goals that will enable them to enter the industry as engineers, project managers, management and professors in material handling and logistics. Many will be employed by end-users, by manufacturers or in MHI member companies.

2013-14 Scholarship Winners

Crane Manufacturers Association of America Honor Scholarship
$9,000 awarded to Sai Srinivas Nageshwaraniyer of the University of Arizona

Tompkins International Honor Scholarship
$7,456 awarded to Austin Buchanan of Texas A&M

Rack Manufacturers Institute Honor Scholarship
$6,918 awarded to Sarah Yung of the University of Oklahoma

Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association Honor Scholarship
$5,000 awarded to Alex Brown of Texas A&M

Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association Honor Scholarship
$5,000 awarded to Daniel Angolia of NC State

Spanco Honor Scholarship
$5,000 awarded to Lindsay Byers of Penn State

Frazier Industrial Honor Scholarship
$5,000 awarded to Tugce Martagan of the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Material Handling Education Foundation Honor Scholarship
$5,000 awarded to Carl Kirpes of Iowa State University

Howard Bernstein Industrial Distribution Scholarship
Sponsored by Atlas Toyota Material Handling
$5,000 awarded to Carl Zaderej of Purdue

Howard Bernstein Industrial Distribution Scholarship
Sponsored by Equipco Division Phillips Corp.
$5,000 awarded to Haomiao Zhu of Penn State

Howard Bernstein Industrial Distribution Scholarship
Sponsored by EnerSys
$5,000 awarded to Kathryn Smith of Auburn

Howard Bernstein Industrial Distribution Scholarship
Sponsored by Transamerican Equipment and FMH Material Handling Solutions
$5,000 awarded to Erika Chin of Clarkson University

Howard Bernstein Industrial Distribution Scholarship
Sponsored by Conger Toyota Lift, Morrison Industrial Equipment and Arnold Machinery
$5,000 awarded to Rachel McWilliams of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Howard Bernstein Industrial Distribution Scholarship
Sponsored by Toyota Lift of LA, Sunbelt Industrial Trucks and Mr. Gary Moore
$5,000 awarded to Seth Willmarth of Texas A&M

Howard Bernstein Industrial Distribution Scholarship,
Sponsored by Riekes Material Handling Company, An Anonymous Donor, Lift & Equipment, Stoffel Equipment Company and Hy-Tek Material Handling
$5,000 awarded to Emily Greer of Oklahoma State

Automated Storage/Retrieval Systems Honor Scholarship
$4,000 awarded to Salah Ahmad of the University of Houston

Integrated Systems & Controls Council Honor Scholarship
$4,000 awarded to Pratik Mital of Georgia Tech

Conveyor & Sortation Systems Honor Scholarship ($2,000) & Hytrol Conveyor ($1,500)
$3,500 awarded to Kyler Hermanski of the University of Oklahoma Norman

Storage Manufacturers Association Honor Scholarship
$3,000 awarded to Eric Gilbert of Oklahoma State

Institute of Caster & Wheel Manufacturers Honor Scholarship
$3,000 awarded to Leily Farrokhvar of Virginia Tech

Electrification & Controls Manufacturers Association Honor Scholarship
$2,500 awarded to David Berrios of the University of Wisconsin-Madison

St. Onge Honor Scholarship
$2,500 awarded to Zachary Montreuil of the Universite Laval

Howard Bernstein Industrial Distribution Scholarship
Sponsored by Cardinal Carryor, Mr. George Sefer and Doosan Infracore
$2,500 awarded to Yanira Rivera-Erives of the University of Nebraska-Kearney

Howard Bernstein Industrial Distribution Scholarship
Sponsored by St. Onge, Hamilton Caster and Allied Equipment
$2,500 awarded to Elwood Jarvis III of East Carolina University

Ridg-U-Rak Honor Scholarship
$2,500 awarded to Alina Cornejo of Georgia Tech

Hoist Manufacturers Institute Honor Scholarship ($1,600) & Monorail Manufacturers Association ($500)
$2,100 awarded to Jonghun Park of Virginia Tech

Automatic Guided Vehicle Systems Honor Scholarship
$2,000 awarded to Katrina Stine of the University of South Florida

Hanel Storage Systems Honor Scholarship
$2,000 awarded to Juan Ma of Oklahoma State University

Seizmic Inc. Honor Scholarship
$2,000 awarded to Thomas Bolton of Kansas State University

Order Fulfillment Solutions Honor Scholarship
$2,000 awarded to Christian Pizzino of Texas A&M

Steel King Honor Scholarship
$1,800 awarded to Nadeepa Wickramage of Clemson University

Gorbel Honor Scholarship
$1,500 awarded to Patrick Keida of Clarkson University

Lift Manufacturers Honor Scholarship
$1,500 awarded to Andrew Waldman of Kansas State University

Loading Dock Equipment Manufacturers Honor Scholarship
$1,500 awarded to Darnell Bortz of Oklahoma State University

Protective Guarding Manufacturers Association Honor Scholarship
$1,500 awarded to Michael Valdez of Texas A&M

Southworth International Group Honor Scholarship
$1,500 awarded to Dustin Hirner of Texas A&M

Harlan Gillett Honor Scholarship
$1,500 awarded to Merve Ozen of the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Harlan Gillett Honor Scholarship
$1,500 awarded to Michael Mostek of the University of Wisconsin-Madison

MHEFI was established in 1976 as an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to promote the study of material handling, logistics and the supply chain by exposing students and educators to the industry through financial support. The Foundation offers a variety of scholarships to students pursuing an education in material handling. These scholarships are grouped into three types of funds: Company Funds, Named Scholarship Funds and MHI Industry Group Funds. Contributors can choose a particular fund or an individual scholarship.

In addition to providing scholarships, funds also sponsor grants to faculty and students to attend off-campus industry conferences and seminars directly related to the field of material handling research, to colleges or universities for purchase of classroom instructional aids and lab materials and fellowships for special research.

Since 1976, the Foundation has awarded over $2,500,000 from contributions to fund hundreds of scholarships, faculty/student travel conference grants, instructional aid grants and fellowships. The affairs of the Foundation are administered at the offices of MHI.

For more information on how you can participate in the efforts of the Foundation, please contact Donna Varner at 704-676-1190.