NCBFAA Offering $5,000 Scholarship

barbara reilly
Phone: 202-466-0222
For Immediate Release

Washington, DCThanks to the generosity of XL Specialty Insurance Company, an Affiliate Member, the NCBFAA is again offering a $5,000 scholarship to a high school senior or an undergraduate student at an accredited 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 "The FDA Bioterrorism Act – Its Impact on the U.S. Food Supply" 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 applications must be received by February 13, 2004. Completed applications should be mailed to 2004 NCBFAA Scholarship, 1200 18th St., NW, Suite 901, Washington, DC 20036.
        The scholarship winner will receive an all-expense paid trip to the 30th NCBFAA Annual Conference in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, and will join the other Conference attendees on the morning of March 22 to receive the Award, which will be made out to the student’s College.
        XL Surety in Schaumburg, IL, is the surety division of XL Capital, Ltd. and a leading underwriter of US Customs bonds and FMC-OTI bonds. Its primary underwriting company, XL Specialty Insurance Company, is rated "A+" (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company. With a dedicated staff of 22 professionals and administrators along with an electronic link with US Customs, it can provide superior service to its producers and clients. Through a nationwide network of insurance brokers, XL Surety provides, US Customs Bonds, FMC-OTI Bonds, ATA Carnet Bonds, Property Broker Bonds, Service Contract Performance Bonds, and MTMC Bonds, among others.
        With headquarters in Washington, DC, the NCBFAA ( represents nearly 700 member companies - the nation's leading freight forwarders, customs brokers, ocean transportation intermediaries (OTIs) and air cargo agents. Established in 1897 in New York, NCBFAA is the strong, 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 eBriefingQuarterly NCBFAA Bulletin, and various meetings and conferences throughout the year.


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