NCBFAA Offering $5,000 Scholarship to HS Seniors, Undergrads

barbara reilly
Phone: 202-466-0222

Mark Johnson
Phone: 360-332-4552
For Immediate Release
Washington, DC: Thanks to the generosity of Roanoke Trade Services, Inc., an Affiliate Member and a Preferred Provider to the NCBFAA, the NCBFAA is again offering a $5,000 scholarship to a high school senior or an undergraduate student at an accredited college or university. Interested and qualified persons may request an application by e-mailing or calling (202) 466-0222 to have one forwarded by regular mail.
To qualify for the award, student applicants must submit a 1,000 – 2,000 word essay on “Will Expanding Free Trade Policies Help Lead the U.S. Out of the Current Economic Recession or Hinder Our Recovery?” that panel of experts will judge. To be eligible for consideration an applicant must be an employee, or child of an employee, of a regular NCBFAA member, but may not own a company involved in the industry. In addition, the candidate must be pursuing a career in customs brokerage, freight forwarding or a related field, such as international trade. 
In addition to the essay, the applicant’s submission must include the following:

         o Employment verification letter from NCBFAA regular member firm indicating that the candidate or candidate’s parent is so employed.
         o 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.
         o Short (100 words or less) personal statement on your career goals.

        All candidates must submit their applications postmarked no later than Friday, February 12, 2010, to 2010 NCBFAA Scholarship, 1200 18th St., NW, Suite 901, Washington, DC 20036. You may email your essay to; however, you must provide hardcopy of the supporting materials before we will consider your entry eligible for the competition.The scholarship winner will be invited to the NCBFAA Annual Conference at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa, San Antonio, Texas, April 11 – 15, 2010 and will join the other Conference attendees on the morning of April 12 to receive the Award, which will be paid directly to the student’s college or university. 
Roanoke Trade was established in 1935 and became an affiliate of Munich Re Group and Watkins Underwriters at Lloyd’s of London in 2008. Insurance, surety and risk management solutions for supply chain and transportation intermediaries are Roanoke Trade’s focus. Its primary client base is in North America, but since it specializes in providing a seamless integration of coverage for organizations that transport goods globally, its clients are located all over the world. Roanoke Trade has offices in 12 cities throughout the United States and a worldwide network of resources. Its insurance and surety offerings include Marine Cargo; Marine & Transport Liability; Professional and Legal Liability; Property & General Liability; Contract Liability; NVOCC/OTI Bonds; U.S. Customs Bonds; ATA Carnets. Roanoke Trade is a preferred provider of the NCBFAA and is an advocate in setting quality insurance standards in the industry for its members.
Headquartered in Washington, DC, the NCBFAA represents nearly 860 member companies with 100,000 employees in international trade - the nation's leading freight forwarders, customs brokers, ocean transportation intermediaries (OTIs), NVOCCs and air cargo agents, serving more than 250,000 importers and exporters. Established in 1897 in New York, NCBFAA is the effective national voice of the industry. Through its various committees, counsel and representatives, the Association maintains a close watch over legislative and regulatory issues that affect its members. It keeps them informed of these and other related issues through its weekly Monday Morning eBriefing and various meetings as well as conferences throughout the year.

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