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Scholarships

The Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association of Charleston, S.C., Inc. is proud to support many scholarships throughout the year.

Each year the CBFFAC presents a minimum of two $500.00 scholarships at our Annual GALA & CBP Appreciation Dinner in honor of Jackson H. Daniel and in memory of Elaine Richardson Chandler. Throughout events hosted by the CBFFAC during the 2021 calendar year, sponsorship opportunities will be available. Scholarship applicants will be randomly selected to each receive either a $500.00 or $1000.00 scholarship. Scholarships are paid directly to the Financial Aid Department of the college/university of the selected applicants.

Applications may be submitted at any time during the year, with a final deadline of July 31st, 2021 for timely submission to educational institutions. Scholarship recipients will be announced at the end-of-summer event scheduled for August 19th, 2021, and are encouraged to attend the event.

Eligibility: Completion of the scholarship application certifies that the applicant is an employee or legal dependent of an active CBFFAC member, a resident of South Carolina, has been accepted or is attending an accredited college, university or online college (submit proof) and has never been awarded a CBFFAC scholarship in the past.

  • The online scholarship application and instructions are available here.
  • If a traditional format is preferred, this is also available here.

Completion of this online form certifies that the applicant is an employee or legal dependent of an active CBFFAC member, a resident of South Carolina, has been accepted or is attending an accredited college, university or online college (submit proof) and has never been awarded a CBFFAC scholarship in the past.

 


Click here for high school students + currently enrolled 4 year college degree students (1st year)
Click here for high school students + currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a technical education scholarship

 

Each year, the S.C. International Trade Conference presents scholarships to students in memory of Mrs. Margaret A. Patrick, who was instrumental in the development of the Trade Conference and its outstanding support of transportation education, and in memory of W. Don Welch, the former executive director of the South Carolina State Ports Authority.

Beyond this scholarship offer, students are also invited to attend the Conferences daily business sessions at no charge. These sessions are planned to be held at Wild Dunes Resort, Sweet Grass Pavilion, on the Isle of Palms. Each session will be led by professionals who are confronted daily by a variety of international trade and logistics issues. The program agenda and other information can be found at: http://www.scitc.org. If you are interested in attending, please contact Cathy Smuniewski at csmuniewski@ohl.com.

USITCThe Lowcountry Manufacturers Council (www.lmcsc.org) is sponsoring the $1,500 Scholarship in Manufacturing, Engineering & Science for a graduating high school senior in the Tri-County area. The mission of the Lowcountry Manufacturers Council is to enhance the competitiveness, promote development and impact the manufacturing sector of the Lowcountry of South Carolina.

Click the logo below for additional information and to view the scholarship application.

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The CBFFAC has supported the National Transportation Week scholarship program for many years. The CBFFAC sponsors a $1,000.00 scholarship that is presented at the annual banquet. Applicants must meet the following criteria:
I. Applicant must be a high school senior graduating in 2021; OR
Student must be enrolled/enrolling in an accredited school, institution,
or college
II. Applicant must also meet ONE of the following criteria:
a. Majoring in transportation or logistics (Full or Part-time student)
b. Be a member of an NTW organization
c. Be a dependent of an NTW organization member
d. Be sponsored by an NTW member
III. Provide an official academic transcript.
IV. Provide a list of Extra Curricular Activities, Civic, and Community Involvement.
V. Submit a 2 page double spaced essay on one of the following topics:
– Explain how transportation and logistics industries affect the ‘American’ way
of life.
– What aspect of transportation and logistics is most important to South
Carolinians?

   Click the banner below to view the application and prepare for next year.

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