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Your guide to our current bursaries and scholarships

The CIPS Foundation is offering a number of bursaries and scholarships, to help those of you in desperate need to complete your studies and develop your knowledge of procurement and supply and to support the brightest and best in achieving excellence in the procurement profession.

UK Bursary

A bursary of up to £1,000 to help students in the UK who are struggling to fund/take CIPS qualifications due to personal hardship

International Bursary

A bursary of up to £1,000 awarded to students outside the UK which the CIPS Foundation believes are in the most need of aid to continue their procurement and supply education.

Emerging Talent Scholarship

A scholarship awarded to students in the UK, who have recently joined the profession, with high levels of academic ability and enthusiasm for procurement and supply. Successful applicants may receive the opportunity to attend a CIPS one day training course, mentoring and/or a place at CIPS Annual Conference in the UK depending upon their needs.

Procurement Professionals’ Scholarship

A scholarship to help the brightest and best around the world complete the CIPS Professional Diploma in order to achieve MCIPS and continue developing their knowledge of procurement and supply. Successful applicants receive up to £1,000 to spend on their procurement education and/or mentoring depending upon their needs.

DFID PCD International Bursary

A bursary of up to £1,000 will be awarded to an eligible applicant who currently resides in one of the 28 countries that DFID currently operates in which PCD Cadre, in partnership with the Foundation, believes are in the most need of aid to start or continue their procurement and supply education.

DFID PCD Girls and Women International Bursary

A bursary of up to £1,000 will be awarded to an eligible female applicant who currently resides in one of the 28 countries that DFID currently operates which DFID PCD Cadre, in partnership with the Foundation, believes are in the most need of aid to start or continue their procurement and supply education.

 

What we look for from every application

Enthusiasm for Procurement & Supply

As a subsidiary charity of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, the CIPS Foundation believes that it should support those who are enthusiastic about the benefits the profession can bring, to themselves and their families, individual companies and for the public good.

Commitment to Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

The CIPS Foundation wants to help those who have the dedication to succeed in Procurement and Supply but are struggling to access the profession. As such, we are looking for applicants to prove that they have the necessary dedication to improve themselves. Please be aware that we may look into applicant’s commitment to CPD using the applicant’s CPD account and consider this as part of your application. To update this, please go to the CIPS Learning Academy, login using your membership number and password and follow the link to your CPD log.

If you are not a current member of CIPS then you will not be able to access your CPD account. In this case, you may need to send a record of the learning activity you have done over the past year alongside your application. View an example form here.

Referee

Please ensure that you ask permission from your referee before submitting their name on your application.

Referees should be a line manager or other superior in your place of work who you have direct contact with whenever possible. If this is not possible (if unemployed, for instance) the referee should be a professional person. The referee should not be a close friend or family member.

Referees are kindly requested to comment upon the applicant’s enthusiasm for procurement and supply and work ethic.