The Institute for Supply Management- Connecticut offers the Richard V. Bradshaw Memorial Scholarship.

Richard V. Bradshaw Memorial Scholarship

The Richard V. Bradshaw Memorial Scholarship is available to a member's son, daughter, or grandchild who is entering their first year of College or currently attending an accredited university/college. To qualify for the scholarship, a student must have a parent or grandparent who is a member in good standing of ISM-CT.

The Richard V. Bradshaw Memorial Scholarship was established in 2002. It is offered to each of the affiliates in the Northeast Supply Management Group of ISM. It is in memory of ISM colleague and former ISM President, Richard V. Bradshaw, C.P.M., who lost his battle with cancer on Feb. 16, 2002.   Dick was President of ISM in 2000-01 at a crucial time of transition in the Association's governance. He had previously held each elected position in the Purchasing Management Association of Boston and was Director of Purchasing for Boston University. He embodied the finest qualities of a professional and a volunteer.

Students can apply by sending the following information to the Scholarship Chairperson on the ISM-CT Board of Directors:

  • SAT exams must have been taken by Jan. 1 of the year of high school graduation.
  • Sign and present to the school principal or guidance counselor a release form, which may be obtained from the ISM-CT office by calling 203-488-2456. The release form requests a copy of your Student Transcript (with school seal) to be sent directly to the ISM-CT Scholarship Committee. SAT scores must be included on the transcript.
  • Send the ISM-CT Scholarship Committee a 500-word autobiographical essay stating why you are applying for the scholarship, the name of your ISM-CT-member parent or grandparent, and your home address and phone number. A summary of your school and outside community activities must be included.
  • A letter of recommendation from a professor. 

The scholarship award will be based on scholastic achievement and supplementary activities.  Applications must be fully completed and be postmarked no later than March 1.

Please retain for your records a copy of all information you send to the Scholarship Committee. Award of the scholarship will be made at the ISM-CT Awards Banquet to be held in June. The award check will be made payable and mailed to the accredited college to the student's account.

Review of applications and selection of recipient will be made by a professional consultant; not by the Scholarship Committee.