Student Spotlight: David R. Parsley Endowed Scholarship Fund for Supply Chain Management, Scholarship Recipient Kevin Cooper
The National Restaurant Association Supply Chain Expert Exchange, in conjunction with the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, created the David R. Parsley Endowed Scholarship Fund for Supply Chain Management to help develop the next generation of Supply Chain leaders in the restaurant and foodservice industry.
The goals of the 2021 program were as follows:
- Attract foodservice focused students to careers and organizations related to industry Supply Chain Management
- Empower individuals invested in restaurants and foodservice through financial and programmatic support
- Advance skills and retention of current industry professionals to support retention
These scholarships are available to undergraduate students pursuing degrees related to foodservice and the restaurant industry who express a deep interest in supply chain management.
A total of five scholarships were recently awarded and we are featuring each of them individually.
David R. Parsley Endowed Scholarship Fund for Supply Chain Management Scholarship Recipient: Kevin Cooper
Hometown: Long Beach, California
School: California State University - Long Beach
Major/Field of Study: Hospitality
Quote: This scholarship means so much more because I have worked in the restaurant [Industry] for nearly half of my life and it feels like all the blood, sweat, and tears are paying off.