Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas Opens Applications for the 19th Annual Cat® Lift Trucks Scholarship Program to Support the Next Generation of Houston-Area Engineers and Trade Industry Leaders



HOUSTON (Dec. 1, 2022) – Houston-based Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas, one of the world’s leading manufacturers and providers of material handling, automation and fleet solutions, announced today the call for applications for its 19th Annual Cat® Lift Trucks Scholarship Program. Each year, the scholarship program honors an outstanding Houston-area high-school senior interested in pursuing a four-year degree related to the material handling industry. This year's winner will be awarded a $5,000 scholarship to go towards their higher education.

“We're proud to announce this year’s Cat Lift Trucks scholarship program,” said Ken Barina, president of Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas. “Each year, we are continuously impressed by the academic achievements and dedication to community service of our scholarship applicants. We hope this program will continue to drive new opportunities for students pursuing a higher education, and also help support and inspire the next generation of future leaders.”

Since its launch in 2005, the Cat Lift Trucks scholarship program has awarded $135,000 in educational assistance to 26 Houston-area students. Past scholarship recipients have enrolled at Texas Universities and colleges, including Texas A&M University, The University of Texas at Austin and Texas State Technical College, pursuing degrees in various fields such as mechanical and chemical engineering, welding technology and entrepreneurship. Recipients are selected based on their academic performance, commitment to community service, demonstration of leadership abilities and financial need.

As the Official Lift Truck Provider of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ (HLSR), Cat Lift Trucks will announce the winner of the 2023 scholarship during the annual HLSR event, taking place February 28 - March 19, 2023, in Houston.

“We’re honored to serve as a sponsor for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and to be a part of its 90-year commitment to Texas youth and education,” said John Sneddon, executive vice president, Sales and Marketing, at Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas. “Initiatives such as the Cat Lift Trucks scholarship program are vital to helping inspire the future of manufacturing and business."

Applications for the 2023 Cat Lift Trucks scholarship must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. CST on January 31, 2023. Finalists will be notified by February 10, 2023, and a winner will be selected by February 24, 2023. Applicants must be from a Houston-area school district and plan to enroll in a college, university or technical school in Texas with a focus on engineering or a business-oriented or technical trade field related to the material handling industry.

For more information on this year’s scholarship program and requirements, or to apply, visit


About Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas

Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas and its group companies have helped customers Move The World Forward for more than 100 years. A technology-driven manufacturer, Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas offers scalable solutions from material handling to automation and extensive fleet support. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, its complete portfolio of advanced solutions spans across five leading brands – Mitsubishi forklift trucks, Cat® lift trucks, Rocla AGV Solutions, UniCarriers® Forklifts and Jungheinrich® warehouse and automation products. All products are backed by an extensive dealer network offering industry-leading customer service and product support. For more information, visit

About Cat® Lift Trucks

Cat® lift trucks is one of the most trusted forklift brands in the World. For more than 55 years, customers have relied on the Cat lift trucks brand for quality and reliable forklifts backed by exceptional service and support through its trusted dealer network. With capacities ranging from 2,500 to 15,500 pounds, Cat lift trucks delivers fuel-efficient lift trucks for greater productivity and advanced electric forklifts with longer run times and a lower total cost of ownership. Cat lift trucks are manufactured and distributed by the Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas group, one of the largest lift truck manufacturers in the World. For more information, visit

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