Merchants Exchange of Portland Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$2,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

May 31

Friday
Awarded By:

Merchants Exchange of Portland

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards distributed each year is determined by the Merchants Exchange Scholarship Fund Board of Directors. In one recent award year, there were five scholarships awarded.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for international and U.S. students.
  2. Must be accepted to or currently pursuing an eligible two-year degree program OR be of junior or senior status in an eligible four-year degree program OR be a graduate student.
  3. Must pursue studies in the field of maritime affairs and/or international trade. Please note: Students must be seeking a career in the maritime industry or a career that influences the maritime industry.
  4. Must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This scholarship is open to students enrolled in two- and four-year degree programs (including graduate students) in maritime affairs and/or international trade. Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

Application requirements for the Merchants Exchange of Portland Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Essays
  • Official Transcript
  • Recommendation letter
Additional Information: The applicant must demonstrate academic achievement and have exemplary qualities in personal character. Financial need may be considered if other factors are equal. The recipients will be selected in June by the Merchants Exchange Scholarship Fund Board of Directors. Applicants will be notified by September.

Award Amount: Scholarship award amounts may vary based on merit, scoring, and funds available each year. Scholarship awards are up to $2,000, and can be used for tuition, fees, and books. Previous scholarship recipients are able to reapply. Such students must maintain a grade point average of 2.5 or higher, regular class attendance, and completion of courses.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $2,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, May 31

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, May 31

Applications are available on the Merchants Exchange of Portland (MEP) website. As part of the online application, the student must submit two essays of no more than 500 words each addressing the topics listed on the application. In addition to a completed application, the student must submit a sealed official transcript and a letter of recommendation from a professor or direct supervisor (on the form provided on the MEP website or official letterhead). These documents must be emailed or mailed using the contact information provided. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. PST on the deadline date.
Contact: Hannah Zaayer
Address: 200 S.W. Market St. Suite 190 Portland, Oregon 97201

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