CHICAGO, Illinois – Gebrüder Weiss USA has created a scholarship to encourage diversity and ease financial burdens for students studying the field of logistics.
The freight forwarder has pledged a gift of US$25,000 to Rutgers University Foundation. The gift supports creating the “Gebrüder Weiss Supply Chain Leadership Scholarship” for a period of five years, through the academic year of 2024-2025.
Full-time undergraduate students enrolled at Rutgers Business School, part of Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey, may apply for this scholarship by submitting the university-approved financial aid form.
Each year through 2024, two students studying supply chain will be selected as recipients of the scholarship. The fund supports the goal of increasing diversity by assisting underrepresented minority students who are in the Rutgers School of Business. If funds are available, the awards may be renewed for up to three years (or four years if the student is enrolled in a five-year program) at the discretion of the dean of the Rutgers Business School.
“At Gebrüder Weiss, we believe our words are only as strong as our actions. As our leadership team in the U.S. contemplated what we could do to create meaningful change in the racial landscape of the supply chain and logistics industry in America, we knew education was one of the answers,” said Mark McCullough, CEO of Gebrüder Weiss USA.
Lei Lei, dean of Rutgers Business School, who helped to establish the supply chain management department more than a decade ago, lauded the generosity of Gebrüder Weiss USA.
“This scholarship money will help make it possible for underrepresented students to attend Rutgers Business School, to study the field of supply chain management, and to consider many possible career paths,” Lei said. “We strive to promote diversity and inclusion across all of the academic programs within Rutgers Business School. The ability of companies like Gebrüder Weiss to create scholarships for underrepresented students helps us to achieve that and strengthens our efforts to cultivate professionals and leaders for the future business world.”
The Supply Chain Management program at Rutgers has consistently ranked as both a top undergraduate and graduate program. It offers high-quality multidisciplinary education that balances theory and practice in supply chain management to prepare a new generation of business graduates to meet future challenges and attain the highest placement rates upon their graduation.