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The D.W. Morgan 20th Anniversary "Last Mile" Scholarship

The deadline for scholarship entries has been extended to Friday, 12/3!In conjunction with its 20th anniversary celebration, D.W. Morgan is proud to launch an international scholarship program to reward next-generation supply chain leaders for innovative ideas on supply chain/logistics management that make a positive global impact. In the program’s inaugural year, D.W. Morgan will award four recipients each with $5,000 U.S. Dollars to support them in the "last mile" of their college education and help launch their careers as future leaders in the industry. A grand-prize winner will also receive the opportunity for a paid internship in the summer of 2011 at Morgan’s corporate headquarters or one of its field offices.

Fresh Ideas

Eligible students must be in the "last mile" (final two semesters or final three quarters) of their bachelors degree program with a major or minor in supply chain/logistics/transportation management (or related field) in any accredited college/university around the world. Entrants are required to submit an application and their sealed college transcript, along with a video of themselves answering this two-part question:

"As a future supply chain executive, how do you see the supply chain evolving in the next 20 years? Additionally, what steps can supply chain executives take to ensure these changes in the industry make a positive impact on people and/or the planet?"

Entrants can use props or effects to enhance their videos. They must also submit a brief written summary of the ideas contained in their video to be considered.

All written and video submissions must be the original work and ideas of the Entrant and must not infringe or violate any law or the legal or reputable rights of any person or entity.


Fill out and submit forms below, including the written summary of your entry.  Then, send your video to You may also use if your file size exceeds email sending limits. Subject line should be: "Last Mile Scholarship Entry from [First Name, Last Name]". In addition, please mail a sealed transcript from your college/university to:

Last Mile Scholarship
c/o Tajima Creative
363 Clementina Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Transcripts must be postmarked no later than December 3, 2010.

Video Specs:
File size cannot exceed 20mb.
File type must be a .mov, .mpg, or .mp4.
Length of video may not exceed 3 minutes.
Don't forget to send your video file separately to using if you need to (see above).

All fields are required:

Send questions about entry to

Founded in 1990, D.W. Morgan Company is a supply chain management, logistics, and transportation firm based in Pleasanton, California. For 20 years, D.W. Morgan has optimized clients’ dynamic global supply chains—from product conception to distribution in the supply chain’s critical "Last Mile"—in more than 85 locations around the world. Since its inception, D.W. Morgan has been conscious of its potential to impact the environment and society, and is thus committed to conducting business in a way that does so positively. To that end, D.W. Morgan has created several philanthropic efforts to support healthy communities over the years and has implemented a rigorous plan to become a leader in sustainable supply chain management.


Judging will take place between December 1, 2010 and January 18, 2011, and the four winners will be notified and announced on the D.W. Morgan site by January 19, 2011. Judging will be done by a collaborative panel, which includes:

Steve Banker
Director Supply Chain Management, ARC Advisory Group

David Morgan
Founder and CEO, D.W. Morgan Company

Grant Opperman
President and CSO, D.W. Morgan Company

Andrew Reese
Editor, Supply & Demand Chain Executive

Felecia Stratton
Editor, Inbound Logistics

1. Applicants must complete all required information and submit all materials (written and video) in English.

2. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in an accredited college/university with a major or minor concentration in supply chain, logistics or transportation management (or equivalent).

3. Applicants must be in the final two semesters or final three quarters of their bachelor degree, entering their senior year during the 2010-2011 academic year. Graduation dates should be in Winter 2010 or Spring 2011.

4. Winners will sign a contract with the D.W. Morgan Company pledging that the award will be used to cover educational or career expenses (this includes living expenses).

5. DW Morgan reserves the right to disqualify any entry deemed inappropriate at its discretion.

6. All entries become the property of D.W. Morgan and will not be returned.  D.W. Morgan may use, edit, and excerpt these entries for promotional or any other purpose, including placing them on D.W. Morgan’s website or other materials without attribution or compensation.  D.W. Morgan also reserves the right to use the names and likeness of the scholarship winners for any purpose.

7. For consideration as eligible applicants, and by receipt of any scholarship money awarded, applicants and winners of the scholarship agree to release and hold harmless D.W. Morgan and its respective subsidiaries, agents or affiliates, including officers, directors, and employees from and against any claims or cause of action, including but not limited to personal injury, death or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the scholarship program or receipt or use of the scholarship money.

8. Awards are in U.S. dollars.

Finalists will be selected for the originality, creativity, and feasibility of the ideas they’ve presented as well as the passion they’ve put into communicating the ideas. Judges want to see that idea(s) have been thought through and explained clearly.