Nell Baugh International Scholarship Award

In Memory of our dear friend Nell Baugh

November 3, 1925 - December 25, 2013 

 Nell was a great friend and leader in the MWTC for nearly 40 years.

In order to actively promote the continued development of the international business and transportation community in Memphis, the Memphis World Trade Club works closely with area schools to provide the Nell Baugh International Scholarship Award to individuals actively enrolled in school in a related field of study.  

Established in 2000, this scholarship covers a portion of a student’s annual tuition (for a one year period). Funds for the scholarship are raised throughout the year at monthly meetings and through the annual golf tournament.  The scholarship is promoted through the club’s social media, emails and at monthly meetings. 


Nell Baugh Scholarship Criteria:

· Available to individuals actively enrolled in an international business  / transportation field of study at an area school.

·Annual scholarship amount:  $2,500

·Submission of 1,000 word essay (on a topic to be determined yearly) and resume. 

· Application Period: September 1st to October 31st each year. Qualified candidates will be selected for interviews in November and announcement of recipient will be in December.

·A scholarship recipient can receive this award for a maximum of two years

· The recipient must be a U.S. Citizen. Out-of-state students are eligible.

·The applicant must be in good standing at the school where they are currently enrolled.

·A student membership will be granted to the recipient for the following calendar year. 

2018 Essay Subject = "What makes Memphis good for Logistics?"

To apply for the scholarship, please send essay and resume to


2017 Scholarship Recipients  

The Memphis World Trade Club was pleased to present two deserving University of Memphis transportation students with scholarships at our annual Christmas party.  These students come highly recommended by their professors, Drs. Stephanie Ivey and Ernie Nichols.  Please read below for further information about the recipients.  




1. Kaylin Celosky is working towards a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Supply Chain Management at the University of Memphis with an expected graduation date of Spring of 2018.  She has been a HOPE scholarship recipient since 2014.  Kaylin has maintained a good GPA and has been employed throughout her time in school.  Kaylin has also been active in the Freshman Senate and Tiger Leadership Institute Program while at the University of Memphis. 

2. John Zacher is working towards a civil engineering degree in the Herff College of Engineering at the University of Memphis with an expected graduation date of 2019.  Prior to entering the University of Memphis, John obtained an automotive technician degree from Southwest Tennessee Community College.  John has been employed throughout his time in school and has won several of his employers’ awards, such as the AutoZone What It Takes To Do The Job Right and Regions Bank Quality Award.  John is active in the community with Dorothy Day House, ASCE Deep South Conference Volunteer and New Memphis Exposure.   In addition, John is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and English.

3. Grayden Mazur. The Memphis World Trade is pleased to announce that an anonymous donor has funded a third scholarship for 2017 which was awarded yesterday at our luncheon.  This donation was made in honor of Cannon Allen, 2010 President of the Memphis World Trade Club and long-time club supporter.

Grayden Mazur, a Supply Chain Management major at the University of Memphis, was awarded the scholarship for the Spring semester.  Grayden is expected to graduate in May of 2018 and has already accepted a position at International Paper.  He is currently interning at C.H. Robinson and has had several internships in the transportation industry during his college education.  Grayden has been active in the Mile Mentor and Leadership Program at the University of Memphis. 

We thank our donor for providing this additional scholarship, thank Cannon for his continued support of the Memphis World Trade Club and congratulate Grayden on a successful college career!

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