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2018 NCBFAA Scholarship Program Is Now Open and Accepting Applications

If you or someone in your immediate family could use some help with college finances, then you should consider participating in the NCBFAA 2018 Scholarship Program, sponsored by NCBFAA Affiliate Member, Roanoke Insurance Group Inc. This $5,000 Scholarship is available to any employee (or an employee’s child) of an NCBFAA Regular member firm. High school seniors or undergraduate students at an accredited college or university who intend to pursue a career in customs brokerage, freight forwarding or a related field are eligible to participate in this competition.

To apply simply request an application by e-mailing tmathers@ncbfaa.org or call 202.466.0222 to have a printed copy one forwarded by regular mail.

Then return your completed application by January 30, 2018, with the following:

  • Typed, double-spaced essay, along with detailed bibliography, on the topic “Renegotiating NAFTA – What major changes should be considered to benefit American businesses and consumers?”
  • Employment verification letter from NCBFAA regular member firm indicating that the candidate or candidate’s parent is so employed.
  • Proof of acceptance to, or current enrollment in, an accredited college or university, your class year (e.g., HS senior, undergraduate freshman, sophomore, etc.), and major area of study
  • Short (100 words or less) personal statement on your career goals.

Here’s what some previous winners have said about the program:

“I really appreciate this award because it helps enormously with my tuition and it will go a long way in supporting my efforts at completing my studies.”
– 2015 Scholarship Winner

“This award proves to me that there are opportunities waiting for anyone who is willing to think critically about the emerging issues facing both our world and the field of International Trade.”
– 2016 Scholarship Winner

“I am honored to have been chosen to receive this scholarship that I can assure you will help with my studies; I am also grateful to Roanoke for sponsoring this competition and providing this opportunity to students like myself.”
– 2017 Scholarship Winner

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