2018 spring CSCMP Scholarship Winners


Harshini Vivekanandan - UTD

Harshini is currently a student at the University of Texas at Dallas. She is a highly involved at her University through the Davidson Honors Management Program, Delta Zeta Sorority and Women in Technology and Business. She will graduate in May 2020 with a Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management and Finance. Harshini spends her free time traveling, volunteering, learning about the environment and spending time with family and friends.Harshini strives towards a career in Humanitarian Logistics and the non-profit sector.


Collin Burton - UNT

Collin Burton is currently a student at The University of North Texas (UNT). He will graduate in May 2019

with a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Logistics and a minor in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

For the upcoming summer Collin has secured an internship with Toyota in Los Angeles, California. During

the upcoming fall semester, he is also excited to participate in UNT’s case competitions and professional

leadership program. In the future he is looking forward to applying the knowledge learned from the

internship and school to excel in the industry of Logistics.


Dilip Kumar - UTD

Dilip Kumar Seripalli is currently pursuing Master’s Degree in Supply Chain Management at The University of Texas at Dallas and will be graduating in December’2018. He holds Networking Chair position for Institute of Supply Management - UT Dallas chapter and is also an active member of Supply Chain Leadership Council (SCLC). Dilip represented UT Dallas fornational level Supply chain case competition by TCU and won two Texas level case competitions organized by INFORMS and Project Management Club – PMI Dallas. Prior to joining UT Dallas, Dilip worked as a Senior Engineer- Projects in one of India’s largest manufacturing companies, where he executed power projects worth several million dollars for Fortune 500 clients. He is aspiring to work as a Global Supply Chain Manager in retail & technology companies by leveraging his 7 years of experience in supply chain.



Sarah Sampson - UTD

Sarah Sampson is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Management Science with a concentration in supply chain at the Naveen Jindal School of Management at The University of Texas at Dallas and will be graduating in December 2018. While also being a member of CSCMP, she was also the Graduate Vice-President of the Institute for Supply Management

(ISM) UTD Student Chapter, is a volunteer for the 11th District Sustainability Initiative Volunteers Team (SIVT) at the Federal Reserve and is a member of ISM Dallas and the Project Management Institute (PMI) Dallas. She enjoys collaborative projects with diverse groups of individuals with further humanitarian causes that address professional work ethics and labor laws. Sarah just accepted a full-time position at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas as a Business Operations Analyst after working as intern in Procurement and Project Management Departments and is looking forward to continuing her educational and professional journey.


Robert Buchanan, CTL - UTD

Robert Buchanan, CTL is pursuing a dual Master’s Degree in Supply Chain

Management and Business Administration at the Naveen Jindal School of Management at The University of Texas at Dallas, with a planned graduation in December 2019. He has been working professionally for NEC Corporation of America for four years in the Supply Chain Management department, specializing in import/export documentation and compliance. His professional interests include the role of information technology in operations, efficiency engineering, and process innovation. He also devotes much of his time to the American Heart Association and has led two teams as Heart Walk Coach, here in Dallas. Along with pursuing career interests post-graduation, Robert hopes to educate and mentor students in operations management.


Sai Chandhar - UTD

Sai Chandhar is currently a graduate level student at The University of Texas at Dallas. He will graduate in December 2018 with a Master’s degree in Supply Chain Management. Currently, he is involved in a leadership role - President at the Supply Chain Leader Council at his University. After earning his Bachelor’s Degree, he worked as a Supply Chain Analyst at Accenture, and currently working in Micron Technology as a Supply Chain Intern. He is looking forward to applying the skills and knowledge he acquired across various facets as a Supply Chain leader in future roles.