Student Spotlight: David R. Parsley Endowed Scholarship Fund for Supply Chain Management, Scholarship Recipient Izuchukwu Mba

Professional Development

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 2023 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:  Izuchukwu Mba

School: Talladega College

Major/Field of Study: Computer Science and Supply Chain Technology

About: Izuchukwu is in his second-year at Talladega College, pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, with a focus on Supply Chain Tech. His long-term goal is to get a master's degree in Supply Chain Technology and build software solutions to address the critical challenges in the food industry’s supply chain networks. This scholarship has lightened the financial burden and instilled a renewed sense of determination and responsibility to make the most of this opportunity and give back to the community that has supported him. 

Author: Supply Chain Scene