Supply chain management advisory board collaborates to endow scholarship

Members of the board that advises Appalachian State University’s supply chain management (SCM) degree program have achieved a fundraising milestone that will allow them to help provide financial support for students earning their business degree with a focus in supply chain management for many years to come.

Established in 2016 with the Appalachian State University Foundation Inc., the Appalachian SCM Advisory Board/CSCMP Charlotte Endowed Scholarship has reached the endowment goal of $25,000. The scholarship’s earnings will produce sustained scholarships for supply chain students into perpetuity and will create a lasting legacy in the department.

In this case, members of the SCM advisory board reached this milestone with a principal amount of $26,645.

“This achievement is the result of a joint effort between Appalachian’s Supply Chain Management Advisory Board and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP),” said Wallace Everett, quality administrator and special projects manager for Bonded Logistics. “The supply chain management degree program is one of the newest and fastest growing programs in the Walker College of Business.”

CSCMP is the leading global association for supply chain management professionals, offering networking opportunities, cutting-edge research, and online and on-site professional educational opportunities. 

A recent contribution from CH Robinson completed the funding goal for the endowment.

According to Kyle Allen, director for development of the Walker College of Business, CH Robinson’s Scott Hoffmann and Mac McLain were instrumental to both scholarship and programmatic support pledges.

“Throughout the past 10 years, Appalachian State has provided the talent that we are looking for in team members at CH Robinson," said Hoffmann. "We are very honored to support the university, the advisory board and the scholarship that will contribute to the student’s education, knowledge and skills to be successful as they establish a career in supply chain management.”

The Appalachian SCM Advisory Board/CSCMP Charlotte Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to students who are majoring in supply chain management. The Walker College's annual scholarship application typically opens in January. Learn more online,

Allen said the endowed scholarship will first be awarded in 2024, but current funds will allow the scholarship to fund students annually until then. 

To participate in growing this important scholarship, you may make a gift online, or contact Kyle Allen for more information,, (828) 262-6231.

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Published: Jul 12, 2021 8:57pm