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Material Handling Education Foundation 2016 Scholarship awards announced

The Board of Directors of the Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. (MHEFI) recently announced its 2016 Scholarship Winners. A total of 34 scholarships worth $116,460 was issued.

For over 40 years, MHEFI has supported material handling and logistics sciences students at many universities.  MHEFI scholarships are awarded each year to students dedicated to entering the material handling and logistics field, either within MHI member companies or the user community. 

These students are pursuing careers in the industry as engineers, project managers, management and professors.  Many will be employed in manufacturing and the supply chain.

2016 Scholarship Winners

Crane Manufacturers Association of America Honor Scholarship               
$9,000 awarded to Merve Ozen PhD, University of WI-Madison

Rack Manufacturers Institute/John Nofsinger Honor Scholarship
$6,860 awarded to Justin Traino , University of Pittsburgh

Tompkins International Honor Scholarship
$6,000   awarded to Seyed Mofidi PhD, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute              

Frazier Industrial Honor Scholarship
$5,000 awarded to Joshua Dimon, Clemson University

Howard Bernstein Scholarship Sponsored by Wisconsin Lift Truck Corp., T.D.T., Inc., Steel King Industries, Hy-Tek Material Handling, Atlas Toyota Material Handling, Hanel Storage Systems & Hamilton Caster
$5,000 awarded to Jeremy Kaszycki, Bradley University

Howard Bernstein Scholarship Sponsored by Tynan Equipment Company, Morrison Industrial Equipment, Mr. Gary Moore, & Transamerican Equipment
$5,000 awarded to William Berry, Georgia Tech 

Howard Bernstein Scholarship Sponsored by Conger Toyota Lift & Toyota Material Handling USA
$5,000 awarded to Taylor Au, Rutgers University

Howard Bernstein Scholarship Sponsored by Worldwide Material Handling
$5,000 awarded to Garrett Thomas, Kettering University

Howard Bernstein Scholarship Sponsored by EnerSys
$5,000 awarded to Benjamin Brooks, Michigan State

Howard Bernstein Scholarship Sponsored by Howard Bernstein, CMH Services & The Raymond Corporation
$5,000 awarded to Peyton Gunnison, Northern Illinois University

Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association Honor Scholarship
$5,000 awarded to Daniel Piechnik, University of British Columbia

Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association Honor Scholarship
$5,000 awarded to Faybiana Walker, Kettering University

Spanco, Inc. Honor Scholarship
$5,000 awarded to Rico Polim, Penn State

Automated Storage/Retrieval Systems Honor Scholarship
$4,000 awarded to Mikhail Jackson, Masters, Texas Christian University

Storage Manufacturers Association Honor Scholarship
$3,000 awarded to Casey Davis, Masters, Ohio University

Electrification and Controls Manufacturers Association Honor Scholarship
$2,500 awarded to Payam Parsa PhD, University of Arkansas

Southworth International Group, Inc. Honor Scholarship
$2,500 awarded to Shelby Koskela, University of MN-Twin Cities              

St. Onge Company Honor Scholarship
$2,500 awarded to Ankita Khurana, Masters, Oklahoma State University

Expert Crane Honor Scholarship
$2,250 awarded to Noah Kaib,    University of Pittsburgh

UNEX Manufaturing Inc. Honor Scholarship
$2,250 awarded to Kevin Shirley, Masters, Brigham Young University

Hoist Manufacturers Institute/Monorail Manufacturers Association Honor Scholarship
$2,100 awarded to Olabode Olanusi, Masters, University of Arkansas

Material Handling Education Foundation Honor Scholarship
$2,000 awarded to Girik Vadehra, Masters, North Carolina A&T

Material Handling Education Foundation Honor Scholarship
$2,000 awarded to Sean Catt, Kettering University

Automatic Guided Vehicle Systems Honor Scholarship
$2,000 awarded University of Central Florida

Conveyor & Sortation Systems Honor Scholarship
$2,000 awarded to Ehsan Khodabandeh PhD, University of Louisville

Hanel Storage Systems Honor Scholarship
$2,000 awarded to Leah Kaighn, University of Pittsburgh              

Order Fulfillment Solutions Honor Scholarship
$2,000 awarded to Adam Lecznar, Kettering University

Ridg-U-Rak Honor Scholarship
$2,000 awarded to Valeria Garza, St. Mary's University

Steel King Industries Honor Scholarship
$2,000 awarded to Natalie Clink, Kettering University

Ergonomic Assist Systems & Equipment Council Honor Scholarship
$1,500 awarded to Sajjad Farahani PhD, University of WI-Milwaukee

Gorbel Inc. Honor Scholarship
$1,500 awarded to Ariana Gilbert, Clarkson University   

Lee Wood Scholarship (ICWM)
$1,500 awarded to Luis Cardona PhD, University of Louisville

Lift Manufacturers Product Section Honor Scholarship
$1,500 awarded to Timothy Eddy, University of Oklahoma

Protective Guarding Manufacturers Association Honor Scholarship
$1,500 awarded to Meera Murti, Rutgers University
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