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    Merchants Exchange Scholarship Fund

    Offered by Merchants Exchange Scholarship Fund

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Jan 11, 2024
    Multiple awards worth

    Varies

    Grade level

    College & Graduate Students

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    May 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    The Merchants Exchange Scholarship Fund is a fantastic opportunity for students pursuing a career in the Maritime Industry and/or International Trade. This scholarship is awarded based on merit to students who are currently enrolled in a 4-year college/university, a 2-year institutional degree program, or a US Coast Guard-approved course. Graduate students are also eligible. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and a declared major/minor related to the Maritime Industry and/or International Trade. To apply, students must complete a short online application, provide certified academic transcripts, and submit one letter of recommendation. The scholarship can be used towards tuition, fees, and books, and awards are dispersed to the recipient’s institution of learning by September. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to further your education and advance your career!

    About Merchants Exchange Scholarship Fund

    The Merchant Exchange Scholarship Fund's mission is to support the educational goals of students seeking or advancing careers in Maritime Affairs and/or International Trade, in order to ensure the future prosperity of the Maritime industry.

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

    Grade Level

    College & Graduate Students

    Citizenship

    U.S. Citizens, Canadian Citizens, Other

    Academic Interest

    Agribusiness, Agriculture, Computer Science, Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering/Management, Drafting, Asian Studies, Communications, Criminal Justice, Business, Accounting

    Application information

    To apply for this scholarship, submit the below application materials before the deadline.

    Essay

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    Scholarship FAQ

    Is this scholarship designated for full-time or part-time students?

    This scholarship is designated for both full and part-time enrollment statuses.

    Is this scholarship restricted by institution type?

    Yes, this scholarship is restricted for use at two-year colleges and trade/technical schools.

    Is this scholarship open to international students?

    Yes, this scholarship is open to U.S. Citizens, Canadian Citizens and international students.

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Merchants Exchange Scholarship Fund at [email protected].

    Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

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