Student Spotlight: David R. Parsley Endowed Scholarship Fund For Supply Chain Management, Scholarship Recipient Dilon Townsend

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 2022 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:  Dilon Townsend

Hometown: Florida

School: Rosen College of Hospitality Management

Major/Field of Study: Lodging and Restaurant Management

Quote: From the bottom of my heart, I thank you for putting students at the forefront. I am honored and entirely grateful that I was chosen to receive a scholarship as prestigious as this one and will continue to work hard to achieve my degree knowing that someone out there believes in me.