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Merchants Exchange Scholarship Fund


The Scholarship is awarded to students seeking a career in the maritime industry, or with a career, that influences the maritime industry. Students are evaluated based on their academic achievement (minimum 2.5 GPA) and demonstrated interest in the industry. Eligibility: eligible students will be entering the junior or senior year of a 4-year college/university, OR students of a 2-year institutional degree program (any year), OR students in a US Coast Guard approved training program (any year) OR graduate students (any year). Major: Field related to Maritime Industries and/or International Trade. EXAMPLES (not exhaustive): Admiralty Law; Tug & Barge Operators; Forwarder & Brokers; Maritime Pilots; Naval Architecture; Surveyors; International/Global Studies; Operational Oceanography; International Business, Trade, and Tax Law; Logistics; Maritime Law Enforcement.

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  • CheckmarkMust be a graduate student or a postgraduate student
  • CheckmarkMust attend a university, a four-year college, two-year college or a vocational-tech school
  • CheckmarkMinimum 2.5 GPA
  • CheckmarkCitizenship requirements: US
  • CheckmarkBoth full-time and part-time students
  • CheckmarkRestricted to students studying Agribusiness, Applied Sciences, Industrial Design, International Studies, Law/Legal Services, Law Enforcement/Police Administration, Meteorology/Atmospheric Science, Marine Biology, Military and Defense Studies, Mechanical Engineering, Marine/Ocean Engineering, Materials Science, Engineering, and Metallurgy, Natural Sciences, Natural Resources, Oceanography, Occupational Safety and Health, Peace and Conflict Studies, Political Science, Public Policy and Administration, Advertising/Public Relations, Physical Sciences, Recreation, Parks, Leisure Studies, Surveying, Surveying Technology, Cartography, or Geographic Information Science, Statistics, Science, Technology, and Society, Transportation, Travel/Tourism, Trade/Technical Specialties, Urban and Regional Planning, Accounting, Criminal Justice/Criminology, Communications, Computer Science/Data Processing, Civil Engineering, Economics, Environmental Health, Earth Science, Engineering/Technology, Environmental Science, Foreign Language, Fire Sciences, Geography, Insurance and Actuarial Science

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