External scholarships

External scholarships information

R. Gene Richter Scholarship Program for Undergraduate Students

The R. Gene Richter Scholarship program was established to develop high-potential undergraduate students into tomorrow’s supply management leaders. Its goal is to fast-track participants into the profession through a high-quality support base and access to a strong network. The scholarship is named in memory of R. Gene Richter who was a galvanizing force in the field of procurement. Richter led the supply organizations at The Black & Decker Company, Hewlett-Packard and International Business Machines; all three of these organizations won Purchasing magazine’s Medal of Professional Excellence. His thoughts, ideas, and practices transformed modern thinking in the emerging procurement field.

This scholarship supported by the R. Gene Richter Scholarship Fund at the Institute for Supply Management® and the R. Gene and Nancy D. Richter Foundation acts as a way of continuing his legacy and efforts to promote excellence within the profession.