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James Greathouse APICS Certification Professional Scholarship

The James Greathouse APICS Certification Professional Scholarship supports individuals who are seeking the APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) or Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) designations.

Scholarship recipients are provided vouchers for APICS CPIM or CSCP courseware and exams. The certification must be completed within two years of the scholarship award.

Scholarship Legacy

This scholarship honors the legacy of James Greathouse, CPIM, who began serving the APICS Certification Committee in 1994 and chaired from 2006 until his death in 2010.

Greathouse was a supporter of APICS certification and the role certification plays in advancing the careers of operations and supply chain management professionals. His support was demonstrated by his volunteer leadership and his long career at Parker Hannifin, where he mentored many professionals and supported their pursuit of APICS certification.


To be eligible for the James Greathouse APICS Certification Professional Scholarship the candidate must:

  • Be an APICS member in good standing
  • Be employed as an operations management or supply chain professional with a minimum of five years of professional experience
  • Provide a letter indicating support of candidate's pursuit of APICS certification from employer.

Scholarship Timeline

  • Application form opens on Friday, July 31, 2015
  • Submission deadline is Friday, September 18, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. CT or at a maximum of forty applications
  • Award recipient(s) will be notified in mid-September. 

To submit an online application, click here. Only completed applications, which include the Employer Support Form, will be considered. 

Employers can complete the online Employer Support Form by clicking here. A PDF version of this form is also available here

For more information, please contact Steve Aspacher.

Want to make a difference in the lives of APICS designation candidates? Make a contribution! 

Please make checks payable to the APICS Supply Chain Council with a note on the check memo that the funds are for the James Greathouse APICS Certification Professional Scholarship Fund.

Donations should be sent to:
APICS Supply Chain Council
Attn: James Greathouse APICS Certification Professional Scholarship Fund
8430 West Bryn Mawr Ave, Suite 1000
Chicago, IL 60631 USA