Authored By: A.T. Houston
The Marines have a saying, Semper Fidelis, which means always faithful. Former Marine and the co-founder of Six Sigma, Dr. Mikel Harry continues to sponsor a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt scholarship program to help veterans transition to six-figure positions by offering companies their mastery of business process improvement skills.
Dr. Harry has many success stories regarding the program which commenced in early 2013. He shared a Gulf War Veteran’s letter recently on his blog,
“Within weeks of completing the certification and working with you, I accepted an offer of employment today for a full-time permanent supply chain project manager position. My starting salary is $100,000.00 per year with a $5,000.00 signing bonus, plus excellent benefits. The bar is very high, and now it is time to get to work.”
SSWH is not asking for any donations, matching contributions, or economic pledges. Rather, Dr. Harry has dedicated himself to fund the scholarships as his way of making a difference to those who have sacrificed so much for our nation.
Leatherneck.com is asking Marines to submit a personal letter via email, stating the reason(s) they want the scholarship and how they feel it would impact their chances at finding work and advance their post military careers.
Letters should be sent to SixSigmaWingsforHeroes@leatherneck.com. Leaders at Leatherneck.com and SSWH will review all submissions and award the scholarships based on the impact and creativity of the entries. The program will continue until all 300 scholarships donated have been granted.
About Six Sigma Wings for Heroes
A dimension of Six Sigma Management Institute (SSMI) is about giving back to the men and women that have safeguarded our great nation and sacrificed so much on our behalf.
The founder of SSMI, Dr. Mikel Harry, believes in getting Veterans personally involved, investing in themselves, and becoming qualified to step into high paying jobs with security, as well as vertical and horizontal job mobility.
With this aim, Dr. Harry and the institute’s staff created the SSMI Military and Veteran Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Training and Certification Scholarship Program. Essentially, this program covers nearly 80% of the recipient’s cost. What makes this scholarship so unique is the way in which it is organized and implemented.
Scholarship recipients receive world-class online Black Belt training from Dr. Harry, who is the co-creator of Six Sigma and a National Best Selling Author on the subject, and they are also supported through online one-on-one coaching by certified Subject Matter Experts. In addition, there are a host of other learning resources and products that are a part of the scholarship.
For more information, see http://www.ssmiMilitaryScholarship.com.