2021 NCBFAA Annual Scholarship open


The NCBFAA is happy to announce that once again we will be offering a $5,000 scholarship to help future members of our industry achieve their goal in furthering their education! This scholarship, provided generously by Roanoke Insurance Group Inc., helps offset the costs students accrue while learning the skills they'll need to succeed in a career in Customs Brokerage, Freight Forwarding or related field, such as international trade.


But why should you apply?


NCBFAA's Annual Scholarship helps cover costs including:


• Tuition

• Student housing

• Books and materials

• Living expenses

• And much more...


How to apply:


This scholarship is open to employees and children of employees of NCBFAA Regular member firms ONLY, who are currently high school seniors or undergraduate students in accredited universities, intending to pursue a career in Customs Brokerage, Freight Forwarding or a related field, such as international trade.


To apply, simply request an application by e-mailing cgillis@ncbfaa.org.


Then return your completed application by Feb. 26, 2021, with the following:


• Typed, double-spaced essay of 1,000-2,000 words, including a detailed bibliography, on the topic: “Is the USMCA an improvement of NAFTA? If so, how, if not, why?”

• 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.


All candidates must submit their applications postmarked no later than February 26, 2021, to NCBFAA Scholarship, 1200 18th St., NW, Suite 901, Washington, DC 20036. You may email your essay to cgillis@ncbfaa.org; however, you must provide a hard copy of the supporting materials before we will consider your eligibility for the competition.


The scholarship winner will also be invited to the NCBFAA Annual Conference, scheduled to be held at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale, FL, May 2-5, 2021, and will join the other conference attendees during lunch on May 3 to receive the Award, which will be paid directly to the student's College or University.


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