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Special Benefits for Student Members

APICS offers its 8000+ student members access to scholarships and many special programs. Advance your skills and professional network while enjoying the benefits of PLUS membership! Student membership is offered to current full-time students, as defined by your college or university. You will need to provide documentation, such as a transcript or class schedule, to verify your full-time student status. To access your free student membership benefits, join APICS today!

APICS Case Competition

APICS holds student competitions to promote education and encourage interest in the supply chain management profession. Students earn cash awards and recognition for winning entries. The 2017-2018 Case Competition is presented by APICS in collaboration with Deloitte Consulting LLP. Over 200 registered teams began the journey, but only seven will compete at the finals in September. Stay tuned for details about the 2019 Case Competition - to be announced this summer. Learn more.

Additional Programs

APICS Scholars Education Program

Participants attend the APICS conference to learn more about a career in the exciting fields of supply chain, logistics and operations management.

Find a Mentor 

The APICS Mentor Center offers student members an easy way to connect online with a professional member working in the supply chain field. Find a mentor to expand your network and learn more about your future career. 

David Parsley Endowed Scholarship for Supply Chain Management

This scholarship provides for two, $5,000 and one, $10,000 scholarships to support students studying supply chain management at the undergraduate level with an interest in joining the foodservice supply chain industry.

James Greathouse APICS Certification Professional Scholarship

This scholarship program supports individuals who are seeking an APICS CPIM, CSCP or CLTD credential.

Student Voluntary Service Award

This award honors a student member who demonstrates deep commitment to volunteering in the chapter and community.

Student Loan Refinancing with Laurel Road

APICS has partnered with Laurel Road to provide our members with a resource to reduce the cost of your student loan debt. APICS members will receive an additional 0.20% rate discount when refinancing through Laurel Road. 

APICS & U: the APICS Student Newsletter

Stay up to date with the latest things happening at APICS and in supply chain. 

Student Credential Information

Student Academic Waiver Programs

The Professional Designation in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (PLS) and Certified in Transportation and Logistics (CTL) programs have been discontinued except for students who are currently enrolled in an approved academic program and students who have begun their certification within the last five years. 

Visit the CTL and PLS program information pages to access the academic waiver information.