Students in the Center for International Trade and Transportation (CITT) programs at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) recently received $46,550 in scholarships—five from the Port of Long Beach (POLB), two from the Los Angeles Transportation Club, three from the Container and Intermodal Institute (CII), two from the Harbor Transportation Club (HTC) and one from the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP).
In addition, one student received the Richard Hollingsworth Scholarship and another the Kevin Turner Scholarship.
CITT, a multidisciplinary center for multimodal transportation studies and integrated logistics research, education, training and policy analysis, as well as community outreach, is run through CSULB’s College of Continuing and Professional Education (CCPE).
“These scholarships from the industry, trade associations and the Port of Long Beach are a testimony of the quality of both of our students and the programs CITT offers,” said Marianne Venieris, CITT’s executive director.
The POLB, which has supported CSULB students through scholarships during the past 15 years, awards $20,000 annually in scholarships This year, scholarships of $5,000 each were awarded to master of arts in global logistics (MAGL) students Chun Yin Ip from Hong Kong; Bree Franklin from Los Angeles; and Won Chun from Eagle Rock. The MAGL program prepares individuals for leadership positions in the growing supply-chain management and global logistics industry.
The port also awarded two scholarships of $2,500 each to Yoko Moro of Fussa City in Tokyo; and Tony Heng from Riverside, both students in the Global Logistics Specialist (GLS) Program. The GLS is a professional designation developed for the industry by the industry.
In addition, the Container and Intermodal Institute awarded a total of $3,600 in scholarships; $1,200 each to GLS students Mihn Tran from Lawndale, Vu Hong from Westminster and Victor La Rosa from Long Beach.
Hong also received a $3,500 scholarship from the Los Angeles Transportation Club, as did Arnupap Barnamee from Thailand.
Other awards were given to Jared Sullivan from Huntington Beach, who received the $4,250 Kevin Turner Scholarship; Miguel Hernandez of Pomona, who received the third Richard Hollingsworth scholarship worth $1,200; and Nicholas Vargas of Eagle Rock, who earned the $2,500 SoCal CSCMP scholarship.
The HTC provided scholarships of $4,000 each for Cecya De La Torre of Los Angeles and Mostafa Karachiani of Iran. As one of the leading harbor trade associations serving Southern California, the HTC is committed to promoting educational opportunities for those looking to enter the international transportation field or individuals looking to increase their knowledge.
“As a non-profit organization, the HTC is committed to promoting educational opportunities for our future workforce,” said Patty Allen, HTC’s president and special project manager for Shippers Transport. “Since the onset of the GLS Program, the HTC has supported students through scholarships and we have donated more than $100,000 over the last 16 years.
“In addition to scholarships, our sponsorship of Cal State Long Beach’s Working and Living in a Port City seminar series will enable seniors and recent graduates to attend the seminars for free,” she added. “Not only will students learn about the value of international trade to our community, but perhaps we will spark the interest of the next generation of leaders in our field.”
For more information about CITT or its programs, visit its website at www.ccpe.csulb.edu/citt, or call 562/985-2872.