Barnard College Student’s Essay Earns Her a $5,000 Scholarship

barbara reilly
Phone: 202-466-0222

Mark Johnson
Phone: 360-332-4552

Sandy Gaszynski
Phone: 847-969-8215
 
For Immediate Release

Washington DC: The National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America, Inc. (NCBFAA) is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2009 $5,000 Annual Scholarship is Sara K. Snedeker, a freshman at Barnard College affiliated with Columbia University, Manhattan, NY. Sara’s father, Robertworks for UPS Supply Chain Solutions. 
        
To qualify for the award, Sara submitted an essay on “Renegotiating NAFTA – Is this simply rhetoric or should major changes be considered?” that was judged by an NCBFAA panel of experts to be the winner. "It will be a great help in paying toward my education and I am really grateful to the Association as well as Roanoke Trade Services, Inc, for the opportunity this Scholarship Program has afforded me,” Sara said. As the scholarship winner, Sara is invited to join the NCBFAA members at their Annual Conference at the Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa Rancho Mirage, Rancho Mirage, CA, where a representative of Scholarship sponsor Roanoke Trade Services, Inc., will present her with the award during the Conference Opening Breakfast on April 20. 
        
This is the 16th year that the NCBFAA has promoted this scholarship competition as a way to further education in our industry. By helping students defray the cost of learning about the customs broker and forwarder businesses, the NCBFAA scholarship program contributes to the increasing professionalism of our industry and encourages those seeking a career in international trade and commerce. 
        
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 800 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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