The Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc.

The Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. ( is an independent charitable organization that was established in 1976 with a mission to engage and attract students to the material handling and supply chain industry by providing financial support.  Since 1976, our programs have supported over 1,000 students and educators seeking pathways to quality educational programs and fulfilling careers.  
The Foundation will offer scholarship award opportunities to students who are pursuing a material handling or supply chain career.  The student should clearly demonstrate dedication to achieving excellence, strong leadership skills, potential for future growth as a leader and persistence in the pursuit of education.

Scholarship awards range from $1,500 to $6,000 and must be used for costs relating to tuition, fees and books.  One application allows students to compete for one of the multiple scholarships offered by the Foundation.  Scholarships are one-year awards, and former recipients may re-apply each year if they continue to meet the eligibility requirements.

The Foundation is offering two scholarship programs for the 2020/2021 academic year:

1) Material Handling Education Foundation Scholarship Program - This is the traditional scholarship program for full-time college and university undergraduates who are studying one of the target programs.  

2) New . . . MHEFI Scholarship Program for Member Companies and Industry Associations - This program is new and is designed for family members and employees of Member Companies and Industry Associations.  

Please select the appropriate program on the following page.

The online application, nomination/recommendation letter and the official transcript must be received in the Foundation office by January 15, 2020.
Scholarship awards for the 2020/2021 academic term will be announced by April 30, 2020.
Questions may be sent to Donna Varner, MHEFI Executive Director, at


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