DHL Supply Chain launches a new scholarship program that will award 17 students at 11 different universities a scholarship, in an attempt to work with students early on and attract quality workers from the beginning of the education process. The scholarships are awarded to third-year supply chain students, consisting of $5,000 each for the 2022-2023 school year. DHL believes this new program will help the company identify and establish a relationship with talented future workers. This program is one of many from supply chain companies during numerous disruptions in the industry as well as a significant worker shortage.
Per DHL Supply Chain:
- DHL Supply Chain, the Americas leader in contract logistics and part of Deutsche Post DHL Group, today announced it has given more than $85,000 in scholarship funds to college students across the country as part of the inaugural DHL Supply Chain Future Leaders Scholarship.
- The recipients hail from 11 universities across the U.S. and Canada and all hold leadership positions in their campus organizations and are planning to pursue careers in the supply chain.
- In addition to launching the new DHL Supply Chain Future Leaders Scholarship, the company has made more than $65,000 in corporate donations to support five University Supply Chain Centers of Excellence. The centers were developed to bolster student programming and support faculty research in supply chain.
“Our commitment to attracting and retaining top talent, including the best and brightest college graduates, is core to our mission of providing deep industry and market expertise for our customers. We’re proud to support tomorrow’s supply chain leaders through the DHL Supply Chain Future Leaders Scholarship,” said Tom Fogerty, senior vice president of human resources at DHL Supply Chain North America. “The past two years have proven how vital the supply chain is to nearly every facet of our lives, and these students will play an integral role in tackling the industry’s biggest challenges in the decades ahead.”