John Galt Scholarship for Future Supply Chain Leaders
Each year John Galt Solutions awards two US$10,000 scholarships to individuals seeking undergraduate education in business forecasting or supply chain management.
The deadline for applications is December 1, 2021.
Why choose the John Galt Scholarship
The John Galt Scholarship for Future Supply Chain Leaders helps pay tuition fees for those studying either supply chain management or business forecasting. Applicants must be a current undergraduate student at an accredited higher education institution in the United States for the current academic year and be enrolled full-time in supply chain management or similar major with the intention of seeking a career in the supply chain field. At this time we are not accepting applications from post-graduate students.
The purpose of the scholarship is to help support the next generation of expert forecasters, demand planners and supply chain leaders. The scholarship will be given in the form of a check made out to the educational institution that you’re enrolled in. Applicants do not have to be American citizens as long as they are attending school in the United States.
Criteria for this Scholarship
Please read all of the information below to ensure your submission meets all the eligibility requirements. These three criteria must be addressed in the Personal Statement you upload with your application. If all three criteria are not addressed, your application will be disqualified.
- Passion for Supply Chain
You must show a strong commitment to pursuing a career in the field of business forecasting or supply chain management. We want to know what other ways you’re setting yourself up for long-term success in a supply chain career. Tell us about opportunities you’ve seized on-campus and beyond, like participating in supply chain management associations, classes and internships related to forecasting and supply chain management, and other extracurricular activities in the field.
- Financial Need
Applicants must have financial need to be considered for the scholarship. One of the main goals of our award is to help a hardworking student focus more on their studies and less on making ends meet. A FAFSA is not required to apply, but in your personal statement please share how this scholarship will help you attain your end goal of a career in the supply chain field. Please also use your statement to showcase any sacrifice you have made to pursue your goal of a career in the supply chain field.
- Dedication to Personal Growth
We’re looking for students who are constantly seeking out opportunities to further develop skills and character. In your personal statement, please detail any academic, leadership, volunteer, community, or personal achievements that help define you. We want to hear your story and learn what makes you unique.
Previous Scholarship Winners
Congratulations to all of our previous John Galt Scholarship for Future Supply Chain Leaders recipients. We can’t wait to see what you will do next!
The deadline for applications is December 1, 2021.
Frequently Asked Questions
Please read over the following frequently asked questions to help you through the application process.
- How do I apply?
Simple. Just click the Apply Now button at the top of this page. Our next call for applications will be open in September 2021. Deadline for applications is December 1, 2021. Applicants apply by filling out the information in a form that must include a personal statement. You may also upload any additional information and/or background if you wish, but your application will mostly be judged on the contents of the personal statement. Our independent panel of supply chain experts will review each applicants' materials without photos or names of applicants.
- I don't study supply chain. Can I still apply?
We are looking for future supply chain leaders so your major or minor should be in supply chain. You may still qualify if you are majoring in another field, but you must be enrolled (currently or previously) in some supply chain classes and demonstrate a strong passion for and commitment to the supply chain world. If you have not yet declared your major, we will need to see evidence that you have taken or are enrolled in supply chain classes. Explain this connection within your personal statement.
- How will I be notified if I am awarded the scholarship?
Our team will contact recipients by phone and email immediately following the selection. Please make sure to provide valid contact information and verify that it is accurate before submitting you application.
- What is required in the personal statement?
In a minimum of 500 words and maximum of 750 words, please tell us about yourself and what inspired you to pursue supply chain! Be creative and let us know why supply chain or business forecasting is your passion. Be sure to address all scholarship criteria as listed above.
- What is considered proof of enrollment?
We accept a transcript or course list showing the courses you are enrolled for dates that include the current semester (we do not consider GPA during the selection process). We also accept a letter from your college student affairs or admissions office stating that you are enrolled or accepted as a student. This letter must be on school letterhead, display a school logo or seal, and contain a name and phone number of a representative from the admissions office. Please note that scholarships go directly to your school bursar to be applied to your account with them, so you will need a valid account with your educational institution in order to receive it.
Any other questions? Contact us.
- Can I re-apply if I was not successful in the past?
As long as you meet all of the criteria, yes, you may re-apply if your previous submission was unsuccessful. If you do re-apply, please do not submit the same application. Instead, think about how to improve upon your last submission and ensure you are aligned with our selection criteria.
- Any general advice you can provide?
The greatest piece of advice we can provide is to make sure you address all the criteria outlined above. For example, for someone not majoring in supply chain, it is imperative that you adequately explain how you still qualify. If you are unsure what supply chain is, it is likely that you do not qualify. We also see many applications that don’t address the financial need criteria. Please read this entire page thoroughly and make sure you understand what we are looking for before applying. Thanks and best of luck!