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IQMS Partners With The Community Foundation to Award STEM Scholarships to Local Students

$40,000 in college scholarships to be awarded in 2017

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA AND PASO ROBLES, CA – September 20, 2016 – The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County (CFSLOCO) has partnered with IQMS, a leading manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) software company, to provide two STEM scholarships each year to eligible high school students in San Luis Obispo County. The IQMS Scholarship targets students pursuing a baccalaureate degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). Each recipient will receive a four-year college scholarship.

The IQMS Scholarship aims to foster the development of local talent who can bring skills and leadership to San Luis Obispo County businesses after their college education is completed. It is open to current members of the graduating class of a San Luis Obispo County high school who are planning to enroll full-time at an approved four-year college and to major in a STEM field. The Community Foundation will award scholarships to two students in 2017, and each award will be $20,000 disbursed over four years. Eligible students need to exhibit a strong academic record, and involvement in their school and/or community activities.

“Companies in San Luis Obispo County are valued partners in cultivating a thriving community and business environment,” said Heidi McPherson, CEO of The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County. “We are honored to support the charitable contribution of IQMS in helping the talented students of our county realize their aspirations through our scholarship program.”

“For more than a quarter century, we have been dedicated to empowering companies and individuals to harness technology and thrive in an economy that is simultaneously local and global,” said IQMS President and CEO Gary Nemmers. “We are proud to extend this commitment by helping students in STEM fields achieve their academic goals through our contribution to The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County’s scholarship program.”

The CFSLOCO scholarship program began in 2000, and has awarded more than 800 scholarships, worth more than $1.8 million, to local students. For more information on The Community Foundation’s scholarships program, please visit, or contact Angela Hollander at (805) 543-2323.  

About The Community Foundation San Louis Obispo

Since 1998, The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County has supported our county with grants and scholarships totaling more than $28 million. The Foundation’s assets under management have grown to more than $54 million and provide support to all aspects of our community in perpetuity. For more information or to donate to any fund or establish a new fund, visit or call (805) 543-2323.

About IQMS

IQMS uniquely combines ERP and manufacturing execution system (MES) functionality to give manufacturers a comprehensive end-to-end suite for running the business, backed by the real-time performance and scalability that companies demand. Developed specifically for mid-market repetitive, discrete and batch process manufacturers, IQMS provides robust capabilities for addressing strict customer and regulatory certification and compliance. IQMS achieves this by delivering traditional ERP functionality for accounting, sales orders, material requirements, inventory and purchasing, plus extended native features for CRM, human resources, production scheduling, shop floor control, warehouse and quality modules. With offices across North America, Europe and Asia, IQMS serves manufacturers around the world. For more information, please visit

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