Now Available: Scholarships for Humanitarian Logistics Professionals

Interested in advancing your career in the field of humanitarian relief? A nonprofit organization is offering scholarships for certification programs in humanitarian logistics.

Fritz Institute is a U.S.-based nonprofit focused on improving disaster relief, response and preparedness. It offers certification courses in humanitarian logistics in English and French, and a certification program in humanitarian medical logistic practices. For its 2011 program, the institute will grant 30 scholarships — 10 for each course — to individuals in the humanitarian logistic fields who wants to further enhance their skills but have no other means of financing their training.

To be eligible to apply for a scholarship, an interested candidate must have at least one year of experience working in logistics or medical logistics with a humanitarian organization. Applicants would also be asked to produce evidence that they would be able to finish the courses and apply the skills they acquire in a humanitarian setting.

Candidates need to submit complete application forms, available online, to info@friztinstitute.org before midnight of Oct. 15 to be considered for the scholarship programs. Applicants are also encouraged to supply letters of recommendations from current or past employers to boost their chances of being selected.

Frizt Institute will contact successful applicants by Dec. 19, 2011. More information about the scholarship program is available at the organization’s website.

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