A pair of Farmer School of Business supply chain operations and management students have won a scholarship aimed at women studying the major. Emily McAtee and Katelyn Hartings are two of 20 women in the nation to receive the 2023 AWESOME Scholarship.
AWESOME stands for Achieving Women's Excellence in Supply Chain Operations, Management & Education, and is a nonprofit focused on advancing and transforming the future of supply chain leadership. Founded in 2013, AWESOME brings together female senior leaders in supply chain management for networking, development and collaboration. The group invests significantly in developing the next generation of future leaders, and the AWESOME Excellence in Education scholarship program is a big part of that.
The AWESOME Excellence in Education scholarship program not only provides $5,000 financial assistance towards tuition for each of the 20 recipients, but all of the students will also attend the annual AWESOMELeaders.org Symposium in May 2024 and have numerous networking and learning opportunities with leading supply chain professionals.
McAtee and Hartings are the first Farmer School students to win the scholarship since 2017, and the Farmer School is one of only two universities to have more than one winner this year.
Being awarded the 2023 AWESOME Excellence in Education Scholarship is truly an honor. I am elated that Katelyn and I get to represent Miami with this award and am proud to be a part of the Miami supply chain and operations management program,” McAtee said. “My hope is that more women branch out to the field of supply chain and recognize how many amazing opportunities are out there.
“I feel incredibly honored to be chosen for this award, and I am very excited to participate in so many AWESOME events this next year,” Hartings said.