Scholarship opportunities

There are several ways for students to apply for scholarships. Business students should apply through the W. P. Carey School of Business and the ASU Scholarship Office. Scholarships through the W. P. Carey School are limited to business students while the ASU Scholarship Office handles scholarships targeted to ALL ASU students.

The W. P. Carey Scholarship General Application should be completed each academic year. A separate application may be required for certain business scholarships. Please contact the Undergraduate Scholarship Office for information on these scholarship opportunities.

Scholarships for supply chain management students

Supply chain majors also are eligible to apply for many other scholarships that are awarded through the supply chain scholarship committee and external organizations. These scholarships are awarded at different times throughout the year and typically offer $1,000 to $5,000. View a list of supply chain management and general business scholarship opportunities.

The W. P. Carey Supply Chain Management Department also selects one student each fall and spring semester for the Supply Chain Management Outstanding Graduating Senior Award. In addition to receiving a scholarship, the winner is nominated to become the W. P. Carey School’s Outstanding Graduating Senior.

SCM students are nationally competitive

W. P. Carey supply chain management undergraduate students have been awarded major scholarships by global companies and industry organizations. They include:

  • Boeing
  • BP
  • Toyota
  • Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals
  • Institute for Supply Management
  • National Association of Purchasing Managers – Arizona Chapter
  • R. Gene Richter Scholarship
  • Schlaff Family Scholarship

Keeping students informed

The W. P. Carey Supply Chain Management Department has an undergraduate scholarship committee made up of our faculty. Committee Chair Eddie Davila sends out numerous e-mails throughout the academic year providing students with scholarship updates, deadlines and application tips. Students also are encouraged to ask questions, seek consultation or meet with the scholarship chair to discuss application strategies for national scholarships.

Annual Scholarship and Awards Luncheon

Every April the Supply Chain Management Department invites top students and their families and friends to attend the Annual Scholarship and Awards Luncheon. The luncheon recognizes the achievements of our students over the academic year. The event allows students, scholarship donors, faculty, administrators and others to celebrate the very best of W. P. Carey’s undergraduate supply chain management program.

Developing a competitive scholarship application

Winning scholarships requires that students build a series of impressive achievements over their entire academic career. While some scholarships are available to incoming students, first-year students and sophomores, many of the top awards require students to be entering their junior year. It is therefore important that students take their first few semesters to build a resume that will catch the attention of scholarship committees at ASU and nationwide.

What are the key ingredients of competitive applications? 

  • Excellent grades in challenging courses
  • Pursuit of rigorous academic programs, multiple majors and academic certificates
  • Participation in leadership and community programs  on and off campus
  • Internships and other work experience
  • Outstanding course-related projects
  • Well-written essays that are concise, professional, original and creative
  • Accurate financial data demonstrating need (when required)

Conveying passion and desire

Competitive applications need to be more than a series of outstanding accomplishments. They also must convey genuine passion and desire for the field. Students must concisely, but effectively, present their ideas, their dreams and their accomplishments.

Not every scholarship committee member values the same criteria, so students with varying backgrounds and academic careers are always encouraged to apply.