Material Handling Education Foundation Announces 2013-2014 Howard Bernstein Scholarship Winners


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Board of Directors of the Material Handling Education Foundation Inc. (MHEFI) recently announced the 2013-2014 Howard Bernstein Industrial Distribution Scholarship Winners. In the scholarship's inaugural year, nine scholarships for a total of $40,000 were issued. Awardees are pursuing an education in the field of industrial and/or material handling distribution. The scholarships serve to increase awareness among students of the many advantages of a career in manufacturing and industrial distribution.

2013-14 Scholarship Winners

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

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

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.