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June 15, 2021 9:30 AM, EDT

Institute for Supply Management Names Four R. Gene Richter Scholarship Winners

ISM Left to right: Emily Irvin, Bridgette Larsen, Hafsa Qureshi, Julia Lower. (Institute of Supply Management)

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The Institute for Supply Management announced four recipients of the R. Gene Richter Scholarship.

Founded in 1915, ISM is an organization that offers education, certification, leadership development and research.

The award, named in memory of a procurement professional, is presented annually to the top supply management undergraduate students in the country. The distinction includes a monetary award for tuition assistance and access to an executive mentor.

The scholarship winners were Julia Lower of Michigan State University, Emily Irvin of The Pennsylvania State University, Hafsa Qureshi of Wayne State University and Bridgette Larsen of the University of Tennessee. Each scholar is set to graduate in 2022.

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“They are the brightest and best from across the country and we ­truly believe they will grow to become leaders in supply management,” said Nancy Richter, founder of the R. Gene Richter Scholarship Program. “This will prove to be a time when the supply chain will be re-examined and undergo many changes. Our Richter scholars will add a fresh perspective to the field with their proven leadership, creativity and initiative.”

Recipients were selected based on submitted essays, cumulative grade point average, leadership, extracurricular activities and overall achievements, including internships and competitions.

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