Scholarship Schools

CSULB’s Center for International Trade and Transportation (CITT) is a self‐support unit housed in the College of Continuing and Professional Education. Its primary focus is non‐credit professional development programs, contract training focusing on various aspects of intermodal freight and logistics and supply chain management, and degree programs offered in partnership with academic college partners. Its partnership with the industry in designing programs over the last 25 years uniquely positions CITT to deliver signature programs and activities that are relevant and responsive to the changing environment of the trade & transportation industry. Logistics education, training, professional development programs, and other learning activities respond to the specific needs of their students, but central to all of them is the intermodal freight system.

The California State University Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime) is one of six state maritime academies in the country and the only maritime academy on the West Coast. Cal Maritime is organized under three Schools: School of Engineering, School of Letters & Science, and the School of Maritime Transportation, Logistics & Management (MTLM). Within the School of MTLM, the Business Administration program defines the supply chain in a broad yet focused manner including transportation, manufacturing, maritime, business and international trade. After graduation, their students accept roles primarily as employees of companies facilitating trans-Pacific trad and the distribution of goods throughout the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska, yet with an emphasis in the Western region.

The School of Business at the College of Charleston offers undergraduate students a unique opportunity to learn about global trade and shipping through a robust global intermodal supply chain curriculum and a relationship with the South Carolina State Ports Authority that has lasted more than 20 years. The Global Logistics and Transportation Program allows students to earn a concentration or minor that exposes undergraduate to real-world supply chain and logistics concepts. This program requires intensive study and in-depth industry perspective that is enhanced through internships, a required study abroad, and interaction with supply chain professionals. The addition of C of C to IANA’s Scholarship Awards Program helps the school enhance its intermodal curriculum, provide student tuition support, and support travel to freight and intermodal facilities and events.

The Department of Logistics & Supply Chain Management at Georgia Southern University is one of the only programs in the country to offer a Bachelor of Business Administration in Logistics and Intermodal Transportation. This major leverages the university’s proximity to the Port of Savannah and prepares students for careers in the intermodal industry. IANA’s Scholarship Award is used for student tuition support, enhancement of student curriculum, and student travel to freight and intermodal facilities and events.

The Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management at North Carolina A&T State University offers a comprehensive program focused on developing future leaders in supply chain management, logistics, and intermodal transportation. Located in Greensboro, NC, the university’s strategic position near major transportation hubs provides students with practical, hands-on learning experiences.

The IANA Scholarship Award significantly enhances the program by providing financial support for tuition, enriching the curriculum and student research, and facilitating student travel to key freight and intermodal facilities and events. This scholarship not only alleviates financial burdens but also deepens students' understanding of the intermodal industry, preparing them for successful careers in the global supply chain and logistics landscape.

The State University of New York Maritime College (SUNY Maritime) is the oldest of the seven maritime academies in the United States. Located in the busiest seaport complex on the East Coast, SUNY Maritime prepares students for rewarding careers in intermodal transportation whether shore-based: with terminal operators, steamship lines, rail and truck carriers, and 3PL’s, or at sea: as U.S. Coast Guard licensed U.S. Merchant Marine Officers. IANA's Scholarship Award to SUNY Maritime’s Global Business & Transportation Department provides student tuition support, enables student travel to key hinterland intermodal sites and Intermodal EXPO, funds student intermodal research projects, and enhances curriculum with simulation software.

In 2006, The Intermodal Transportation Institute at University of Denver became the first academic program to participate in the IANA Scholarship Award Program. Recently renamed The Transportation & Supply Chain Institute at the University of Denver (TSCI), TSCI’s programs continue to provide leading executive transportation education for professionals and senior leaders in global transportation, logistics, and supply chain management. The partnership between IANA and TSCI helps to strengthen the next generation of the intermodal freight industry’s mid-to-senior level management and provides educational resources for industry leaders to inspire transportation solutions by offering executive master’s degrees, short courses, and symposia.

IANA member companies must have been an IANA member in good standing for at least two years in order for its employees to be eligible to receive a scholarship and employees must receive at least 50 percent of their tuition from their employer.

The association has awarded scholarship money to over 90 employees of the following IANA member companies:

  • APL Ltd.
  • BNSF Railway
  • California Multimodal LLC,
  • CH Robinson
  • CMA-CGM (America)
  • CN Railway
  • Container Port Group
  • CPKC Railway
  • CSX
  • DCLI
  • FedEx Ground
  • Florida East Coast Railway
  • Georgia Ports Authority
  • Horizon Lines
  • Hub Group
  • J.B. Hunt Transport Services
  • Knichel Logistics
  • Maersk
  • Matson Logistics
  • Norfolk Southern Corporation
  • Pacer Global Logistics (Now XPO Logistics)
  • Pacer International (Now XPO Logistics)
  • Pacer Stacktrain (Now XPO Logistics)
  • Palmetto Railways
  • Port of Oakland
  • Salson Logistics
  • Schneider National
  • Trimac
  • TTX Company
  • Unyson Logistics

The JB Hunt Transportation Department of Supply Chain Management in the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas is uniquely positioned due to its close proximity to over 300 Fortune 500 companies that have established satellite operations in Northwest Arkansas to support the world's largest retailer. Among these companies are some of the world's best intermodal, distribution, logistics, and transportation companies—many of which have formed strategic relationships and collaborations with the department.

The IANA scholarship program represents a key and strategic program for the department, one through which students receive scholarships, engage in intermodal supply chain applied research, participate in industry-based case studies and projects, and gain valuable experiential-learning based opportunities that catalyze enter into great and impactful career paths in the industry.

The Supply Chain Management Program is housed in the Logistics, Business, and Public Policy department in the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. Since the foundation of their Business School, the Transportation and Logistics Program (re-labeled as the Supply Chain Management Program) has been an integral component of the overall Business School. While most Business Schools currently recognize the importance of logistics, transportation, and supply chain management as key business functions, their Business School was one of the first in the nation to feature these functions as key components of a business education.

IANA's Scholarship Award funds the Robert H. Smith School’s Supply Chain Management Fellows, a unique program that exposes elite Maryland students to the real-world application of SCM coursework in the supply chain, logistics, and transportation industries. IANA’s Scholarship Award to the University of Maryland has supported supply chain and intermodal career development, lecture seminars with transportation industry executives, and participation at the Intermodal EXPO and study trips to North American intermodal facilities.

UNF’s Transportation & Logistics Flagship Program, located in the heart of “America’s Logistics Center,” is nationally recognized in undergraduate logistics, transportation and supply chain management education. IANA's Scholarship Award has broadened the resources available to UNF and provides students with exciting opportunities to apply the concepts learned in the classroom to real-world operations through an intermodal case competition, case study development and monetary scholarships.

Recognized as an emerging leader in transportation and logistics education, the University of North Texas Logistics Center attributes its program’s recent accolades directly to IANA’s financial support. Specifically, IANA’s Scholarship Award has enabled UNT to demonstrate the caliber of its students through academic competition; develop a high-tech logistics systems laboratory; and support undergraduate students in research, course development, internships and tuition support.

The Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is home to some of North America's most comprehensive, forward-thinking, and highly regarded supply chain programs. UT’s focus on end-to-end supply chain management with a real-world application has consistently earned it top rankings from the U.S. News and World Report and Gartner. Its expert faculty consists of esteemed scholars in the discipline and former senior leaders in logistics and transportation, including intermodal and international logistics operations. IANA’s Scholarship Award is used for student tuition support, enhancement of the school’s intermodal curriculum, student Career Treks for research purposes, and student travel to intermodal and supply chain events.

IANA's Scholarship Award supports The University of Wisconsin-Superior’s participation at the Intermodal EXPO, monetary scholarships and research fellowships for students, and an intermodal outreach summer program for high school students. The University of Wisconsin—Superior’s Transportation and Logistics Management Program is one of the few university programs offering a required course in International and Intermodal Freight Operations.


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