The AWESOME/MIT Advancing Women through Education (AWE) Fellowship
Since 2018, AWESOME and the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics (CTL) have partnered on the Advancing Women through Education (AWE) Fellowship, which provides tuition assistance for students entering the MIT Supply Chain Management master’s program. AWESOME leaders are encouraged to help a woman in their organization or network take her career to the next level by recommending she apply.
There are two pathways to an MIT master’s degree in supply chain management and the AWE Fellowship:
- Residential SCM master’s (SCMr) cohort students study on campus for 10 months (full academic year).
To date, eight early-career women entering the 10-month residential master’s cohort have been selected to receive full-or partial-tuition awards through the AWE Fellowship program. Applicants are required to have a minimum of two years of relevant experience, strong quantitative skills, and demonstrated leadership potential.
- The SCM blended (SCMb) cohort option allows learners who have completed the affordable, flexible online MITx MicroMasters® Program in Supply Chain Management to earn their SCM master’s degree after one semester of on-campus study. Prospective students interested in this hybrid master’s option must earn the MicroMasters credential before applying to the SCMb program cohort.
Applicants to the SCM Blended cohort option became eligible to apply for the AWE fellowship in 2021, and one early-career women in the SCMb program was selected as an AWE Fellow.
Learn more about admissions details and deadlines on the SCM website.
2021 AWESOME/MIT AWE Fellow from the Supply Chain Management Blended Program
Grace Caza has been selected as the first recipient of the AWESOME/MIT Advancing Women through Education (AWE) Fellowship who is participating in the “Blended” SCM option (SCMb) combining online and on-campus study. To be eligible for the fellowship, Grace earned a Micro Master’s Certificate in Supply Chain Management from MIT. With her fellowship, she will spend one semester on the MIT campus to complete her Master of Applied Science degree in Supply Chain Management. Grace currently works as Lead Production Supervisor for Schenectady Cores and Castings (SCC) – General Electric (GE) Power, in Schenectady, NY. She attended the University of Rochester and graduated in 2017 with Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Spanish Studies.
2021-2022 Academic Year
Rachael Clark will pursue a Master’s of Applied Science, Supply Chain Management from MIT during the 2021-2022 academic year. Rachael joined PepsiCo in 2017 as a Supply Chain Intern for the Product Supply function and, when selected for the AWE Fellowship, was a Demand Planner at PepsiCo. She graduated from Arizona State University in 2018 with bachelor’s degrees in Finance and Supply Chain Management and certificates in Business Data Analytics and International Business. Read Bio
Michelle Ramírez Moreno will pursue a Master’s of Applied Science, Supply Chain Management from MIT during the 2021-2022 academic year. She has worked for Procter & Gamble as Transport & Warehousing Forecast Manager in Venezuela and prior to that, as Purchases Finance Manager. She graduated in 2018 from the Universidad Metropolitana with a B.S. in Production Engineering and from IESA (Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración) with a Master’s in Finance in 2021. Read Bio
Karoline Rueckerl will pursue a Master’s of Applied Science, Supply Chain Management from MIT during the 2021-2022 academic year. She has worked for BMW in multiple areas, including the logistics strategy department. Karoline earned a Master’s in Supply Chain Management with Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Munich and a bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management and Information Systems at Penn State University. Read Bio
Namuun Purevdorj completed a Master’s of Applied Science, Supply Chain Management from MIT in 2021. Her undergraduate degree in International Economic Relations and Global Business is from Mt. Holyoke College. When Namuun was selected to receive the AWE Fellowship, she was a Global Shaper for the World Economic Forum. View Namuun’s LinkedIn profile
Priyanka Jarugumilli completed a Master’s of Applied Science, Supply Chain Management from MIT in 2021. She graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor of Technology degree from the National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli. When Priyanka was selected to receive the AWE Fellowship, she was a Manager, Product Supply for Procter & Gamble in India. View Priyanka’s LinkedIn profile
When Jennie May was selected to receive the AWE Fellowship, she was an Alternative Source Manager with Pratt & Whitney. Prior to that, she graduated from Syracuse University with degrees in Marketing and Supply Chain Management and Public Relations She will continue her education by attending the MIT master’s program in fall of 2021. View Jenny’s LinkedIn profile
Elizabeth Raman Grubbs
Elizabeth Raman Grubbs completed her Master’s of Applied Science, Supply Chain Management from MIT in 2020. Her 2017 bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Supply Chain Management is from Georgia Institute of Technology. When Elizabeth was selected to receive the AWE Fellowship, she was a Senior Data Analyst at The Home Depot.
View Elizabeth’s LinkedIn profile
Gabriela Lamas Oporto
Gabriela Lamas Oporto completed her Master’s of Applied Scoence, Supply Chain Management from MIT in 2020. When Garbriela was selected for the AWE Fellowship, she was is a Senior Process Engineer for Johnson & Johnson, Ethicon Inc, Product Management and had been with J&J since 2014. She graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering. View Gabriela’s LinkedIn profile