Scholarships & CSCMP EDGE Conference

Every year the KC CSCMP Heartland Roundtable awards scholarships to the most qualified applicants currently enrolled in an area college or university with a majoring or minor in supply chain management, operations, logistics, or related educational programs.

In addition, the KC CSCMP Roundtable sponsors a select number of students and young professionals to attend the annual EDGE CSCMP conference.

The 2023 Application Due Date is May 31, 2023.

Qualified candidates can apply for the scholarship by completing the online application form found HERE by May 31. 2023

Applicants must major or minor in supply chain management, logistics or a related area, such as, but not limited to, management, marketing, operations management, industrial engineering, economic geography, military science. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred. This scholarship is open to students with at least one additional year of study who are taking at least 6 credit hours per semester. This includes sophomores, juniors or seniors accepted to graduate studies or first year master’s students. At the discretion of the KC-Heartland Roundtable Scholarship committee, a senior graduating in December of 2023 may be selected as a scholarship winner and receive a reduced scholarship amount.  Membership and participation in professional organizations related to supply chain management or logistics is preferred, especially student membership in CSCMP.  Work experience, including internships in supply chain management or logistics, is also preferred.

Questions should be emailed to Kevin Chang at

Past Recipients Testimonials

“I had a great experience at the CSCMP Edge conference! I was surrounded by the most driven and intelligent students from around the country, and I learned a lot from them while we ran the conference. It was the best networking opportunity I have ever had, and the team captains’ insight was invaluable. Most of the networking experiences I have had have been at college career fairs, but the conference was completely different from that because I got to speak in-depth about the supply chain work being done, supply chains in various industries, and getting to talk to upper management from different companies. I believe this networking opportunity will impact my career, and I will start my career at one of the many companies I talked to. I highly recommend this opportunity to any future K-State Supply chain professionals because you could very well find the start of your career at the CSCMP Edge conference.” – Brandon York, 2022 recipient; K-State Graduate Student, Master of Science in Data Analytics

“This opportunity to attend the CSCMP EDGE 2022 Conference through the KC Roundtable scholarship was one of the most impactful and exciting experiences that I have had the pleasure of experiencing during my college career.  This event was unmatched from an educational, social, and informative standpoint, and I was blown away by the range of knowledge I was able to walk away with from this conference. The speakers and variety of sessions were phenomenal and gave me a new perspective of what supply chain truly looks like on an everyday basis as well as what role technology plays and what the future may look like within this industry.  I enjoyed connecting with industry professionals, session speakers, and my fellow college students in Nashville and gained great insights from so many unique perspectives through the conversations that this environment facilitated.  I would like to deeply thank the CSCMP KC Roundtable for this incredibly valuable experience and cannot recommend this opportunity highly enough.” – Samantha Brethour, 2022 recipient; K-State Operations & Supply Chain Management

The CSCMP Edge Conference offers an unparalleled opportunity to both network with professionals from all over the country (as well as globe) and learn about the unique challenges and opportunities in the supply chain field in an extremely fun and low-pressure environment. You will go in knowing few people and with minimal exposure to supply chain, as it applies to real business, and you will leave with new mentors, lifelong friends and colleagues, and a much deeper understanding of real business supply chains. If you are lucky, you may even network with the right people and leave with a career opportunity. I can personally attest to this actually happening, and know I am not the only one. You would be a fool not to apply for this word class opportunity!” – Connor Rockrohr, 2016 recipient; K-State Class of 2017 majoring in OSCM

The CSCMP EDGE Annual Conference was a great opportunity for me to meet and network with professionals from different industries as well as students from across the country. During the conference, I learned about cutting-edge technology and the latest trends in supply chain. This experience has definitely helped me confirm my passion and interest in pursuing a career in Supply Chain; therefore, I strongly recommend all students to apply for this scholarship and attend the conference.” – Andrea Labiste, 2016 recipient; K-State Class of 2017 majoring in OSCM

CSCMP was an absolutely amazing opportunity for me and my collegiate experience. Meeting and networking with professionals of all levels of experience, in the supply chain field, gave me the confidence to pursue a job in operations. This gave me a good understanding of what to be prepared for in my future career. As far as the conference, I was able to grasp new ideas that are being used to enhance supply chain operations. Having these new ideas made it exciting to come back and share with our student organization and professors to better our college experience. With the aid of CSCMP Future Leaders program, I was given the opportunity to meet with a mentor who provided support and encouragement in my career search during and after college. To this day, I still keep in contact with some colleagues I met while at the conference. I can’t thank CSCMP KC Roundtable enough for the opportunity!” – Kristin Russell- 2018 recipient; Class of 2019 majoring in OSCM

Applying for the KC Roundtable scholarship to attend the CSCMP Edge Conference was one of the best decisions I have ever taken. It has been a great experience to learn about the growing supply chain trends across various industries, leverage my keen interest in advanced supply chain analytics, and connect with various humble professionals across the globe. I would definitely recommend every supply chain student to join and get involved with KC Roundtable, and look forward to seeing more K-Staters at the upcoming CSCMP conferences. I would like to thank CSCMP KC Roundtable members for sponsoring my participation.”(More detailed reflection is available on LinkedIn) – Anish Sinha, 2019 recipient; MBA Class of 2020

The opportunity to attend the CSCMP EDGE 2019 Conference was a very educational and inspirational experience for me. As a student, I have limited experience in regards to the Supply Chain field, but after attending the conference, I feel that I have learned so much about the field that I have entered. Listening to professionals that have spent decades in Supply Chain and love what they do has been inspirational and I have found areas of Supply Chain that are extremely intriguing and that I am sure I will fall in love with. As a result of the opportunity I was given to attend this conference, I am very excited continue expanding on the knowledge and relationships that I gained at this conference and find my niche in the Supply Chain field.” – Alex Wilcox, 2019 recipient

In the 2019 EDGE conference, it is really eye-opening to me in terms of the scale of the supply chain industry and various people from all over the world. It also assured me I have chosen a right career because I am a people person, curious about new things/technologies and problem-solver. As a people person, I have met many different outstanding individuals through networking section that I want to keep in touch with. I don’t see myself to meet these people in person other than EDGE conference. As a curious person, I appreciate there are multiple different sections broken down into different topics that I can go to. Also, many sections focused on the impact/application of technologies in the supply chain industry such as blockchain and automation. Last but not least, as a problem-solver, I have learned the great wisdom from the industry leader that how they react to the problem such as, tariffs, disasters, and trucker shortages. Moreover, the leader’s leadership is critical to solve problem. I enjoy listening their stories. All in all, I want to thank to CSCMP KC Round table for giving me this great opportunity to have this experience in my life. If I have chance, I will definitely want to attend next year. To students, the conference will not only help you envision your career but also help you connect you with your potential employer! Highly recommend this conference!” – Kevin Chang, 2019 recipient of YP Scholarship, MBA Class of 2018

The CSCMP Conference was the first conference I have attended and I was really impressed with the whole experience. One of the things I really enjoyed about the conference getting to hear people’s experiences in the supply chain world and getting to know other students who are looking to start their career soon. I think this conference really showed me how large the supply chain world is and how it still growing. One of the key takeaways I had from this conference was how technology is flipping the supply chain world on its head and to see how companies are responding to this change. The sessions were great because there was a wide range of topics that allowed you to focus in on what really excites you about supply chain or what do you need to know more about.” – Amanda Buckwalter, 2019 recipient; MBA Class of 2020