APICS is the premier professional association for supply chain management.

Participate in the APICS Scholars Program

Applications will open on January 23, 2017. The deadline to apply is Sunday, April 30, 2017.

APICS offers graduate and undergraduate student members free admittance to APICS 2017 in San Antonio, TX. In addition to attending educational sessions, this gives students a chance to explore careers in the operations and supply chain management fields through contact with professionals in their field at networking events and a career fair.

Program Objectives

The program objectives include the following: 

  • Provide a positive APICS experience for students who attend conference
  • Develop advocates for APICS and the APICS scholar program who share their experiences with others
  • Enhance the development of the future leaders of APICS.


Aside from the opportunity to experience the conference and network with supply chain and operations management professionals, scholars receive the following benefits:

  • Complimentary conference registration
  • Hotel accommodations
  • $200 travel stipend
  • A professional APICS member as your mentor
  • Networking events
  • Conference-geared student programs such as the Think Tank, Poster Session and Volunteer Leadership Workshop student tracks.


To become a scholar, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Undergraduate or graduate APICS student member
  • Must be enrolled full time during the Fall 2017 semester (comparable to 12 credits/semester for an undergraduate student and 9 credits/semester for a graduate student)
  • Age 18 by September 1, 2017.
  • Apply by the deadline of Sunday, April 30, 2017.
  • Participate in the poster presentation
The Scholars Program poster presentation is a great way for students to show case their academic skills and knowledge.
  • Posters will display lessons learned through
    • Independent Research
    • Scholarly Papers or Projects
    • Group Assignments
    • Case Studies
    • Chapter Involvement

Selections will be based on the following criteria:

  • Current APICS student member
  • Full-time student during the fall 2017 semester
  • 18 years of age by October 1, 2017
  • APICS student chapter involvement

For more information, please contact Dana Day at dday@apics.org.

Network and connect with your young professional colleagues on the APICS Supply Chain Channel.