MHEFI Calls for Scholarship Applicants for the 2024/2025 Academic Year

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

The Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. (MHEFI) is offering scholarship opportunities to undergraduates who are pursuing a material handling, logistics, or supply chain career. Eligible students should clearly demonstrate dedication to achieving excellence, strong leadership skills, potential for future growth as a leader, and persistence in the pursuit of education.

To qualify, students must be enrolled for both the fall 2024 and spring 2025 academic term at a non-profit college or university in the United States accredited by the Council for Higher Education. Students from the following target programs are encouraged to apply:

• Industrial engineering
• Industrial distribution
• Mechanical & electrical engineering
• Structural engineering with a focus on cold-formed steel design
• Computer science related to material handling
• Business & management related to material handling or supply chain management
• Imaging and camera-based vision systems, LIDAR sensors, and RADAR sensors technologies
• Engineering technology

The scholarship awards range from $1,500 to $6,000 and must be used for costs relating to tuition, fees, and books associated with attending school full-time. Scholarships are one-year awards. Former recipients of the award are eligible to re-apply each year if they meet the eligibility requirements.

To apply for a scholarship, applicants must first be nominated by a professor, faculty member, or employer (direct supervisor/manager or senior company official). To register, learn more about the requirements, and request a nomination, students can visit One application enables students to apply for many of the available scholarships.

The deadline to apply for scholarships is January 31, 2024. MHEFI awarded $200,000 to 56 students during the 2023/2024 academic year.

The Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. (MHEFI) is an independent charitable organization that was established in 1976. Since 1976, its programs have supported over 1,000 students and educators seeking pathways to quality educational programs and fulfilling careers. The demands of today’s global economy and fast-paced technological change reinforce the need to draw top talent to sustain and strengthen material handling and supply chain businesses for the future. Learn more at If you would like to support MHEFI’s mission to provide financial support for educational programs, please visit

About MHI
MHI is an international trade association that has represented the material handling, logistics and supply chain industry since 1945. MHI’s over 970 members include material handling and logistics equipment and systems manufacturers, integrators, consultants, publishers and third-party logistics providers. MHI offers education, networking and solution sourcing for their members, their members’ customers and the industry as a whole through programming and events. The association sponsors the ProMat and MODEX expos to showcase the products and services of its member companies and to educate manufacturing and supply chain professionals. The Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) is a division of MHI and provides education and research to the warehousing, distribution, and logistics community.


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