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 tom@ncbfaa.org 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 “Renegotiating NAFTA – Is this simply rhetoric or should major changes be considered?” that will be judged by a panel of experts. 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:

  • 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 postmark no later than Friday, February 17, 2009, to 2009 NCBFAA Scholarship, 1200 18th St., NW, Suite 901, Washington, DC 20036. You may email your essay to tom@ncbfaa.org; 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 being held Westin Mission Hills, Rancho Mirage, California, April 19 – 23, 2009 and will join the other Conference attendees on the morning of April 20 to receive the Award, which will be paid directly to the student’s College or University. 
        
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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 and conferences throughout the year.


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