Student Spotlight: David R. Parsley Endowed Scholarship Fund for Supply Chain Management, Scholarship Recipient Emma Scott
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: Emma Scott
School: Penn State University
Major/Field of Study: Supply Chain Management
About: Emma is a senior at Penn State University studying supply chain management with a minor in management information systems. At Penn State, she is involved in the Schreyer Honors College, the Sapphire Leadership Academic Program and the Supply Chain Management Association. She's had three internships with Aldi, alternating between store operations, warehousing, transportation, and purchasing. It was during her internship that she was first exposed to the supply chain, and it only reaffirmed her belief that it was where she was meant to be.