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$1m worth of bursaries for Saudi Supply Chain students

ISCEA announced that ISCEA Ptak Prize is offering 1000 scholarships for 3rd and 4th Year Saudi Arabian University students.

The scholarships allow the eligible students to obtain Internationally Recognised, CSCA (Certified Supply Chain Analyst) qualification free-of-charge. This initiative is to support the Kingdom's Supply Chain and Human Capital Development goals over the next ten years.

Each year ISCEA Ptak Prize will award 100 scholarships with the total value awarded more than US$1,000,000.

"We are delighted to make this programme available to the future leaders of Saudi Arabian businesses. This scholarship programme is ideal for those planning to enter the field of supply chain management whether they are directly or indirectly involved with customers, suppliers, flow of materials, flow of information, or part of improvement initiatives such as creating a lean supply chain," said Dr. Charles A. Watts, executive director of Education and Certification at ISCEA. This programme also will get these students to network with ISCEA CSCMs, many who hold mid to upper management position in major organisations in Saudi Arabia.

The Government of Saudi Arabia anticipates over US$100 billion investment over the next 10 years within Transportation and Logistics Sector between the Base Economy & Economic Cities. ISCEA is thrilled to be part of this growth in the Saudi supply chain and wants to assure that of these future leaders will be successful. ISCEA programmes in Saudi Arabia are offered in partnership with the Council of Saudi Chambers.

Current University students are encouraged to apply for the ISCEA Ptak Prize Scholarship for the CSCA programme. To apply for the Scholarship, those interested needed to send a one page essay on their thoughts on how to improve the Supply Chain Operation in The Kingdom. They can also create a YouTube clip in place of the written essay. Applicants essay or the web link to their YouTube clip needs to be emailed to ISCEA Global Desk at The entries must be received by August 31st and winners will be announced on September 15th. The winners will then be invited to attend the Awards Ceremony at the Saudi Supply Chain Conference and attend a two day exam prep workshop and exam session in November.


ISCEA's mission is to provide total supply chain knowledge to manufacturing and service industry professionals through Education, Certification and Recognition. ISCEA is the developer of internationally recognized certification programs of Certified Supply Chain Manager (CSCM), Certified Supply Chain Analyst (CSCA), Certified HealthCare Supply Chain Analyst (CHSCA), Certified Demand Driven Planner (CDDP), Certified Lean Master (CLM), Certified Supply Chain Technology Professional (CSCTP), and others. ISCEA is the governing body for the Ptak Prize. ISCEA members hold mid to upper supply chain management positions in Global 2000 companies. The International Supply Chain Education Alliance (ISCEA) was the first organization certifying supply chain professionals around the globe, and it remains the worldwide authoritative resource for supply chain career development with thousands of certificate holders commanding top-tier salaries.

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