Wednesday, March 4, 2009

ZLOG National Center of Excellence Scholarship in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Zaragoza Logistics Center 2009

The Spanish Ministry of Education and Sciences named Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC) as the National Center of Excellence for research in the area of logistics and supply chain management in the year 2006. This recognition puts ZLC in the leading role to define and coordinate the research, development and innovation initiatives across Spain.

In accordance with its objectives, the Foundation through this scholarship aims to grant an opportunity to take part in the ZLOG Program to one highly-qualified Spanish candidate whose only barrier against success is of a financial nature.

The scholarship provides full tuition for the MIT-Zaragoza Master of Engineering in Logistics & Supply Chain Management (ZLOG) program, which amounts to €21,500 to a Spanish student of the academic year 2009-2010.

The scholarship will not include other costs such as living or travel expenses to Zaragoza or to Boston for the international exchange.

Scholarships are awarded only to students who have been admitted to the MIT-Zaragoza Master of Engineering in Logistics & Supply Chain Management (ZLOG) program through the Foundation’s regular admissions procedure.

Candidates will be expected to show an extraordinary interest in pursing a career in Logistics and a special need for additional financial aid.

Furthermore, to be eligible candidates must comply with the following criteria:

Granted admission to the MIT-Zaragoza Master of Engineering in Logistics & Supply Chain Management (ZLOG) program.
Spanish citizenship
Fluency in English, minimum TOEFL score of 105 points in the Internet based test.
Completion of a four year undergraduate program equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree.
GMAT score equivalent or higher than 650 or GRE score equivalent or higher than 760. Exceptions may be granted to individuals who have demonstrated strong academic achievement in completing a college degree - including some quantitative training - and evidence of advanced verbal and written proficiency in the English language.
Professional excellence in Logistics/Supply Chain Management or exceptional academic achievement (minimum GPA of 3.5 on the scale of 4.0 or equivalent).
Application Process and Documents
Candidates must fulfil all of the above-mentioned requirements and submit one original copy of the following documents to the ZLC Financial Aid Office:

1. Application form
Each scholarship applicant will fill out the scholarship application form including the following: an essay stating their interests, qualifications, and related experience; a statement describing their economical situation and explaining their reasons for applying for the scholarship.

2. Income Statement
Copy of employment contact, last pay slip or other official document that can account for the last salary received. (Not applicable for applicants who are currently full-time students).

3. Copy of Passport

4. Admissions Letter
Copy of the admissions letter to the MIT-Zaragoza Master of Engineering in Logistics & Supply Chain Management (ZLOG) program.

All interested applicants should apply directly through the ZLC Financial Aid Office:

Avenida Gómez Laguna 25, 1ª Planta
E-50009 Zaragoza (SPAIN)
?Phone: +34 (976) 077 603
Fax: +34 (976) 077 601
Skype: zlc_financial_aid_office
Email: financialaid[ at ]

The deadline for the ZLOG Scholarships application is May 1st 2009. Early application is however encouraged. All supporting documentation to the application must be postmarked by the respective date listed above.

Incomplete applications will NOT be considered.

Selection Criteria and Process

The candidates will be chosen on the basis of the following criteria:

Average income of the country of origin and the country of residence
Earning potential after having completed the ZLOG Masters Degree
Academic merit as according to résumé
Professional merit as according to résumé
Other financial aid received
Application form: reasons for applying for the scholarship, career goals, vocational plans, awards and honors received, etc.
Other criteria that might affect the objectives of the scholarship
The ZLC Evaluation Committee will identify the finalists by May 15th 2009. Phone interviews may be scheduled with all finalists by May 30th 2009.

Applicants will be notified by e-mail of the outcome and furthermore the scholarship holder will receive an award letter.

Contact information
For further details on how to apply and what qualifications are required for this scholarship, or for information on other programs of financial assistance which may be available please contact the ZLC Financial Aid Office.

If you are interested in co-sponsoring the ZLOG Scholarship Program, please contact the ZLC Financial Aid Office to discuss any proposals and/or possibilities.