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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 and Barge Operators; Forwarders and Brokers; Maritime Pilots; Naval Architecture; Surveyors; International/Global Studies; Operational Oceanography; International Business, Trade, and Tax Law; Logistics; Maritime Law Enforcement; Marine Wielding and other Skilled Labor

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  • CheckmarkMust be an undergraduate student, 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 in Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming
  • 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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