Supply Chain Management

SCM Scholars of Distinction

SSCM Scholars of Distinction Group Shotcholars of Distinction is an initiative that identifies top-performing supply chain management majors across all academic years. The program accepts applicants at the beginning of each semester.

Participants gain multiple networking opportunities, and each semester’s scholars participate in different career and professional development sessions (1:1 or in a group), creating a unique opportunity for each cohort.

Sessions are designed to strengthen and refine career goals, sharpen interview and presentation skills and enhance professional acumen.

Program Benefits

  • Build Connections – Get to know your professors and make professional connections.
  • Engage Your Field – Learn from experienced SCM professionals and top company recruiters.
  • Participate in Mentorship – Partner with underclassmen and upperclassmen SCM majors through our peer mentor program.
  • Develop Professionally - Strengthen and refine career goals, sharpen interview and presentation skills, and enhance professional acumen.
  • Network with Employers – Connect with SCM executives and recruiters from leading global companies through exclusive access to Supply Chain Forum events and other unique scholar opportunities.

Basic Academic Criteria

Students who meet the following criteria based on their academic year receive an email invitation to apply on the second day of classes each semester. Selection criteria includes academic excellence, campus leadership, community service and work experience.

To apply, students submit the application form, a one-page resume (PDF) and a 150-word response about their current goals pertaining to supply chain.

Note: This is a semester-to-semester program; therefore, students will be reassessed and must reapply each semester.

Freshmen (Rising Sophomores) 

  • Declared Supply Chain Management (SCM) Major
  • GPA of 3.70 or greater
  • Attend Career & Professional Development sessions (60-75 minutes each)

Sophomores (Rising Juniors)

  • Declared SCM Major
  • B or better in Calculus
  • GPA 3.5+ 
  • Attend Career & Professional Development sessions (60-75 minutes each) 

Juniors (Rising Seniors)

  • Declared SCM Major
  • Overall GPA 3.0 or better
  • B or better in Stats 201 and BA 242
  • B+ or better in BUAD 331
  • Attend Career & Professional Development sessions (60-75 minutes each)

Seniors (December and May Grads)

  • Declared SCM Major
  • Overall GPA 3.0 or better
  • B+ or better in SCM 311 and SCM 312
  • Internship or Co-op required
  • Attend Career & Professional Development sessions (60-75 minutes each)

On behalf of the supply chain department, thank you for your interest in the SCM Scholars of Distinction program. Please direct questions to Cole Burns.