A new endowed scholarship from the ASCM-APICS Inland Empire Chapter will support Cal State San Bernardino students pursuing a career in supply chain management or manufacturing/operations management.

The goal of the scholarship is to promote interest in the field, which is named as one of the main drivers of the economic growth in the Inland Empire,” said Nasrin Mohabbati, assistant professor of logistics and supply chain management in CSUSB’s information and decision sciences department, who first contacted the ASCM-APICS Inland Empire Chapter. “The scholarship will have a significant impact on supporting students’ excellence in their education who will become the future leaders and decision-makers of the region.”

The Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) – American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) Inland Empire Chapter has committed $27,100 to CSUSB. The first $2,000 will be used to provide two $500 scholarships per year to students for the 2021-22 and 2022-23 academic years. The remaining $25,000 of the gift will be used to establish the “ASCM-APICS Inland Empire Chapter #112 Ben Schlussel Supply Chain Management Endowed Scholarship Fund,” which will provide support for the CSUSB Department of Information and Decision Sciences. The endowment distribution may be used only for scholarship support of students in good academic standing meeting the following criteria:

  • Undergraduate students majoring in administration with a concentration in supply chain management, or
  • Graduate students in the MBA in global supply management or MS in logistics and e-commerce programs, who
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher,
  • Demonstrate interest in pursuing careers in supply chain management or manufacturing/operations management, and who are
  • Members of the CSUSB ACSM Student Chapter.
  • Student financial need will be considered.

Two or more scholarships of at least $500 will be provided each year depending on the availability of endowment distribution funds.

To learn more about CSUSB’s Department of Information and Decision Sciences, visit the department’s website.

For more information about the ASCM-APICS Inland Empire Chapter, visit the ASCM Inland Empire Chapter website.


APICS is the industry leader in supply chain certification, training and networking. For over 60 years, APICS has provided world-class supply chain training and certification to foster supply chain talent and improved end-to-end performance. Under the ASCM umbrella, APICS sets the standard for supply chain education through outstanding training, certification and community programs.

About APICS Inland Empire Chapter

APICS-IE covers the Inland Empire region of Southern California, which spans the easternmost portion of Los Angeles County and includes San Bernardino and Riverside counties. The chapter offers educational classes, programs and special events in the hotbeds of manufacturing and distribution activity including Ontario, Riverside and Temecula. APICS-IE partners with other organizations supporting manufacturing and distribution such as the DMA (Distribution Management Association).

About ASCM

The Association for Supply Chain Management is the global leader in supply chain organizational transformation, innovation and leadership. As the largest nonprofit association for supply chain, ASCM is an unbiased partner, connecting companies around the world to the newest thought leadership on all aspects of supply chain. ASCM is built on a foundation of APICS certification and training spanning 60 years.