Alan F. Wohlstetter Scholarship Fund

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The Alan F. Wohlstetter Scholarship Fund (AFWSF) is the cornerstone of the International Association of Movers’ scholastic assistance initiative. Named for distinguished Association founder and General Counsel Emeritus Alan F. Wohlstetter, the fund benefits the employees of IAM member companies and their dependents, as well as Student Members of the Association.

Launched in 2002, the AFW Scholarship Fund has awarded more than 50 scholarships to date, each of US$5,000.

Students receiving tuition assistance from the Alan F. Wohlstetter Scholarship Fund come from different countries, cultures, companies, and backgrounds but their commitment to learning and their goals for the future are surprisingly similar—acquiring leadership skills, advancing along their chosen career paths, managing a company, someday owning their own businesses. An award from the AFW Scholarship Fund can help them realize those goals.

At the time of filing his or her application, the student must have completed 45 semester hours of study at a regionally accredited college or university and/or worked in the transportation industry for one year prior to applying. Scholarships are available for study in the USA and overseas.

In addition to meeting other criteria, all applicants must submit a statement outlining their career intentions. Please review the eligibility chart to determine if you qualify.

Funding for the scholarships comes almost exclusively from generous IAM members, who support the AFW Scholarship Fund through company sponsorships and individual contributions. Those interested in supporting the Fund may contact Debbie Passmore, chair of the AFWSF Fundraising Committee, at DPassmore@suddath.com.

The Benefits of Making a Gift

The benefits of making a gift to the Alan F. Wohlstetter Scholarship Fund include:

  • The opportunity to support the future of our industry, as well as the students who benefit from the scholarship.
  • Your name/company name listed in The Portal magazine for a year from the date of donation
  • Your name/company name displayed prominently during the IAM Annual Convention.
  • Your name/company name acknowledged during the Membership Breakfast at the IAM Annual Convention
  • For a gift of $2500 or more, a reserved table for 10 at the IAM Annual Meeting Breakfast (table centrally located in the front of the ballroom).
  • A potential tax deduction (consult your local tax professional).

2016 Recipients

  • Ali Taleqani, IAM Student Member
  • Anna Joytan, Gosselin Moving Armenia
  • Antonella Noemi Duarte Alonso, Agencia Benkovics S.A
  • Ashely Saunders, Atlas World Group International
  • Cheri Garza, Suddath Government Services
  • Ekaterina Mishustina, M&TM Freight
  • Emily Workman, Sea Express America Corporation
  • Federico Presta, Bliss Moving & Logistics S.r.l.
  • Gary Cannady, IAM Student Member
  • Michael Hartung, National Van Lines, Inc.

See all past recipients of this important scholarship

Scholarship Awardee Katerina Mishustina

Ekaterina MishustinaAfter having received Alan F. Wohlstetter Scholarship from IAM and allowance from M&TM Freight for a short leave, I packed my bags like a true logistics manager - myself - and left to Shanghai, China for my MBA studies at Ceibs.

Alan F. WohlstetterScholarship gave me the opportunity and confidence to challenge my potential and grow in personal and professional ways. By learning accounting, economics, statistics, strategy, marketing, operations, finance, organizational behavior, etc., I am enriching my understanding of the consumer, and essential business concept of value, as well as sharpening techniques of effective management, communication, leadership and teamwork. Apart from this, I am intensively learning Chinese, exploring Shanghai by my scooter and actively participating in various extracurricular activities (including logistics association at Ceibs) to understand better the Chinese market, build guanxi and explore global innovative logistics solutions. I am also continuing my online work at M&TM Freight not to lose the pulse of the current state of affairs in our company and industry as a whole.

Thank you very much IAM!