MHI Board of Governors Creates George W. Prest Scholarship Fund


Thursday, December 17, 2020

The MHI Board of Governors has approved an endowment of $50,000 to create the George W. Prest Scholarship Fund to recognize and thank George for his leadership and many accomplishments during his ten years as CEO of MHI. The scholarship will be awarded to undergraduates who are pursuing a material handling, logistics or supply chain career beginning with the 2022/2023 academic year.
 
The scholarship will be facilitated through the Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. (MHEFI), which provides financial support for educational programs to engage and retain talent for the material handling, logistics and supply chain industry.
 
To contribute to the George W. Prest Scholarship Fund, please visit mhi.org/mhefi/donors for instructions (please mention the fund in the memo/notes section of your check or donation form).
 
For more information about the scholarship or MHEFI, contact Donna Varner at dvarner@mhi.org.
 
About The Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. 
MHEFI is an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing financial support for educational programs to engage and retain talent for the material handling, logistics and supply chain industry. Established in 1976, the Foundation has provided funds, though private and corporate donations, to graduate and undergraduate students, as well as to academicians and their institutions. For more information, visit www.mhefi.org.
 
About MHI
MHI is an international trade association that has represented the industry since 1945. MHI members include material handling, logistics and supply chain equipment and systems manufacturers, integrators, consultants, publishers, and third-party logistics providers. Much of the work of the industry is done within its product- and solution- specific groups. The association also sponsors trade events, such as ProMat and MODEX to showcase the products and services of its member companies and to education industry professionals on the productivity solutions provided through material handling and logistics.