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Merchants Exchange Scholarship Fund


The Merchants Exchange Scholarship is designed to help students seeking or advancing careers in a field related to the Maritime Industry and/or International Trade, by providing resources for their continued education. The Scholarship is awarded by merit to students seeking or advancing a career in the maritime industry, or that influences the maritime industry. The Scholarship is awarded to students who have a minimum 3.0 GPA (or the schoolÔÇÖs equivalent rankings) and are currently a junior or senior academic standing enrolled in a 4-year college/university; a freshman (first-year) or sophomore (second-year) at a 2-year institutional degree program; a graduate student; or a student in a US Coast Guard-approved course. The student must have a declared major/minor related to the Maritime Industry and/or International Trade as their chosen field of study. To apply, applicants must complete a short online application, provide certified academic transcripts and submit one (1) letter of recommendation from a professor or direct supervisor. Awards can be used towards tuition, fees, and books. Awards are dispersed to the recipientÔÇÖs institution of learning by September.

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  • CheckmarkMust be an undergraduate student, a graduate student or a postgraduate student
  • CheckmarkMust attend a university, two-year college or a vocational-tech school
  • CheckmarkBoth full-time and part-time students
  • CheckmarkRestricted to students studying Agribusiness, Agriculture, Asian Studies, Applied Sciences, Accounting, Business/Consumer Services, Construction Engineering/Management, Criminal Justice/Criminology, Communications, Computer Science/Data Processing, Civil Engineering, Drafting, Economics, Environmental Health, Electrical Engineering/Electronics, Entomology, Energy and Power Engineering, Engineering-Related Technologies, Earth Science, Engineering/Technology, Environmental Science, Foreign Language, Finance, Fire Sciences, Food Science/Nutrition, Geography, Hospitality Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science, International Migration, Industrial Design, International Studies, Law/Legal Services, Law Enforcement/Police Administration, Meteorology/Atmospheric Science, Marine Biology, Military and Defense Studies, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics, Marketing, Marine/Ocean Engineering, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics, Materials Science, Engineering, and Metallurgy, Natural Sciences, Near and Middle East Studies, Natural Resources, Nuclear Science, Oceanography, Occupational Safety and Health, Public Health, Peace and Conflict Studies, Paper and Pulp Engineering, 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

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Contact Aaron Garber-Paul
Tel: 503-2202092 Address 200 SW Market Street,
Suite 190
Portland, OR 97201