The Southern California Distribution Management Association is actively engaged in promoting education through scholarships.
Hundreds of thousands of dollars have been invested in students throughout the region who are developing their careers in logistics. Scholarship funding is primarily derived from the DMA's annual golf tournament. DMA now directly manages scholarships on its own as opposed to funding College or University foundations to manage scholarships.
Hear from our Student Scholarship recipients:
"The DMA scholarship was especially significant to my postgraduate journey, allowing me to explore a wide breadth of subjects and disciplines during college. Through the DMA’s support, I eventually discovered and cultivated my passion for technology. I now work as a software consultant, where I provide insight and expertise to transform organizations’ technical infrastructure across countless industries. I am grateful for the DMA’s continued commitment to serving communities and developing future leaders in Southern California."
-- Jason Sato
"Receiving the Distribution Management Association scholarship helped me to finish my undergraduate courses at California Lutheran University. The scholarship helped me pay for an additional unit which allowed me to take the courses needed to major in both Interdisciplinary Educational Studies and Psychology. Currently, I am a Graduate student at University of California, Riverside and I am perusing a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and Master’s in Education. Thank you again to DMA for supporting my future!"
-- Madelynn Silvis
|"My lifelong dream of attending mechanic school is moving forward, thanks to generous educational scholarships like yours. Since being named one of the recipients of the DMA Endowed Logistics Scholarship, my dream is becoming a reality at San Bernardino Valley College. The money gives me an opportunity to earn skills that will serve the mechanic program following graduation.. Without scholarship patrons willing to support mechanic education, students such as myself would be unable to pursue advanced mechanic degrees."|
-- Zhen-Ai Hung
|"I am currently majoring in Heavy/Medium Duty Diesel Truck Technology with hopes of becoming a diesel mechanic. I would like to also one day own my own mobile maintenance company for diesels. The financial assistance you provided will be of great help to me in paying my educational expenses, and it will allow me to concentrate more of my time for studying.. I promise you I will work very hard and eventually give something back to others, both as a business owner and possibly a scholarship to future students like myself."|
-- William Russell
|"Thanks to your support I can continue my education and be the first in my family to go to college..I have started my journey at San Bernardino Valley College, where I will hopefully transfer to Cal State San Bernardino to further my education. My educational journey would not be possible without generous support from sponsors like your organization."|
-- Son Nguyen
Active member involvement ensures maximum benefit for students. Active scholarships include the following:
DMA Member/ Member's Children Scholarships
Benefactors: DMA Members and Children of Members
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Eligible students must be: (a) currently enrolled in school and have completed a minimum of 30 college credits, (b) of good academic standing with a grade point average of 2.8 or higher, (d) be an active DMA member in good standing or an immediate family member (spouse or child) of an active DMA member in good standing, (d) a citizen of the United States.
Note: An individual cannot be awarded a DMA Member/Family scholarship for two consecutive calendar years. DMA Scholarship Selection Subcommittee members and their immediate family are not eligible to apply for scholarship funds.
Text Book Scholarships
Benefactors: Norco College Logistics Management program, San Bernardino Valley College Diesel Technology program, Cal Poly Pomona.
Textbooks frequently cost more than tuition especially in supply chain and technical fields. The DMA has initiated several textbook libraries where students can use a textbook for an entire semester, return it and then the textbook is used again the following semester. For example a $4,000.00 investment in textbooks yields a student benefit of $32,000 over an eight semester life of a textbook.
Endowed Logistics Scholarships
Benefactors: Chaffey College, Norco College and San Bernardino Valley College.
These scholarships are collectively valued at over $100,000.00 and are managed by each college's non-profit foundations. Investment gains on these scholarships are utilized to provide tuition assistance.
Benefactors: CSU San Bernardino, Cal Poly Pomona, Mt. Sac.
Being a responsive organization, DMA awards merit based scholarships in varying dollar amounts to students focused on logistics and supply-chain management on an as needed basis. Recently the DMA has awarded over $20,000 in direct student scholarships.