EMU Industrial Distribution Program gets grant from W.W. Grainger Foundation
YPSILANTI - The W.W. Grainger Foundation has awarded EMU’S Industrial Distribution Program $25,000 for merit and service scholarships for students majoring in the College of Technology’s Industrial Distribution Program.
The first recipients of the award are seniors John C. Barnett of Flint, Matthew Nedin of Cleveland Heights, Ohio and Jessica Bishop of Clarksville, Mich. Each student will receive $750.
“This is the largest major grant our program has ever received specifically for scholarships,” said John Boyless, associate professor, School of Technology Studies, and EMU Industrial Distribution Program coordinator.
Boyless said that the majority of the grant will be used to establish a endowment which will provide annual scholarships.
The industrial distribution program prepares students to meet the needs of the global wholesale industry. Students are prepared for careers in sales, marketing, purchasing, inventory and technical areas of the automotive, food, pharmaceutical, data management and supply chain management industries.
Currently, there are 60 students enrolled in the Industrial Distribution Program.
“This is an exciting major that offers great career opportunities. With this degree, our graduates can work anywhere in the world,” said Boyless.
W.W. Grainger Inc., of Lake Forest, Ill., is the largest distributor of equipment, components and supplies to the commercial, industrial, contractor and institutional markets in the United States.
Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their careers and lives, and to be better citizens.
Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their career and lives, and to be better citizens.
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