APICS is the premier professional association for supply chain management.

Scholarships and Special Programs

APICS is committed to giving individuals in supply chain opportunities to grow professionally and expand their professional skills and networks. Participate in APICS scholarships and special programs for opportunities to add to your education or thrive in your career.

APICS Scholars Education program

The APICS Supply Chain Council offers graduate and undergraduate APICS student members the opportunity to attend the APICS annual conference and build a network of contacts, and learn more about the supply chain and operations management profession.

Learn more

Make a donation to the scholarship program.

George and Marion Plossl Research Fellowship

The APICS Supply Chain Council annually grants one award of $2,500 for a doctoral dissertation dealing with any topic in operations management. Named in honor of the late George Plossl and Marion Plossl, leading volunteers and long-time supporters of the APICS SCC, the George and Marion Plossl Research Fellowship supports doctoral dissertation research on any topic relevant to the operations management discipline and that has the potential to yield novel managerial and practical insights.

Learn more.

Make a donation to the scholarship program.

Student Competitions

The APICS Supply Chain Council supports student competitions to promote education and encourage interest in the profession of operations management. Students earn cash awards and recognition for winning entries

Learn more.

Inbound Logistics Scholarship

Inbound Logistics Magazine has a fundamental and long-standing commitment to logistics education. The impact of logistics education on global business practice is profound, and Inbound Logistics Magazine wants to continue to support this achievement.

To show our support, we are offering a $2,500 scholarship to one undergraduate student.

Learn more.

L.L. Waters Scholarship

The L.L. Waters Scholarship Program was established to encourage advanced undergraduate study and graduate study in the field of Transportation/Logistics/Physical Distribution, for the purpose of preparing persons of high potential for professional careers in the field.

L.L. Waters Scholarships are awarded in the amount of $2,000. Each recipient of the scholarship is accorded the designation "L.L. Waters Scholar." The winner is determined by the Trustees of the L.L. Waters Scholarship Fund.

Learn more.