September 24, 2018.
CIFFA is pleased to announce that its scholarship adjudication committee has selected this year’s winner of the CIFFA Scholarship Program: Mansi Sheth, daughter of Kuehne + Nagel employee, Dipti Sheth. Mansi is currently enrolled in her 3rd year of a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological and Chemical Sciences. Mansi plans to enroll in the Master’s Degree Program in Biotechnology or Bioinformatics at the University of Toronto, and will upgrade her degree by pursuing Humber College’s Supply Chain Management graduate certificate.
In an essay she submitted with her application, Mansi shared her passion for medical logistics: “I became interested in pursuing an innovative career revolving around the intersection of business and science when I obtained a summer internship at Kuehne + Nagel Limited for two high school summers. My first position was as a Pharmaceutical Quality Summer Student and the following summer, I gained experience working as an IT and Logistics Summer Student.”
This year’s applications came from all regions and were particularly strong. “I wish we could have awarded multiple scholarships,” remarked Executive Director Ruth Snowden. “Every single applicant was worthy of winning and I’m sure all will be successful in their studies and their careers, which, we hope will involve global logistics.”
The program offers children of CIFFA freight forwarding member firm employees a chance to win a $3000.00 scholarship. Since 2010, CIFFA has awarded over $30,000.00 in scholarship grants to ambitious students studying at a Canadian university or college, who is enrolled in an international trade, logistics or business course leading to a diploma or degree, and in any year of study. The Scholarship Program is a benefit of CIFFA membership and member companies are encouraged to participate by communicating the opportunity with all their employees.
The Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA) is celebrating 70 years of leadership in 2018 and today represents some 260 regular member firms from the largest of multi-national global logistics provider firms to small and medium sized Canadian companies. CIFFA member companies employ tens of thousands of highly skilled international trade and transportation specialists. As a vital component of Canada’s global supply chain, CIFFA member companies facilitate the movement of goods around the world. International freight forwarders are the foremost experts in cargo transportation solutions and essential partners in advancing the Canadian economy and the economic prosperity of Canadians.