Get Ahead – Get a £500 / $700 International Trade Scholarship
If you are considering starting or mid-way through a degree related to economics, politics, international trade or trade finance and interested in raising your profile, trade knowledge and gaining some experience in the international markets, then this £500 / $700 scholarship may be for you
What’s in it for you?
Receive a £500 Scholarship Grant towards your academic studies
Boost your professional reputation as a recipient of the Scholarship
The opportunity to work with experts in fintech and commercial finance
Feedback and guidance from us, as well as the ability to learn about a growing industry
Trade Finance Global Accelerate Scholarship
The TFG Accelerate Scholarship offers successful applicants a grant of £500 / $700 to contribute towards academic studies in a certain number of disciplines related to international trade
The Scholarship also provides the chance of a 5 week Trade Finance e-learning programme, where students will gain access to our premium International Trade and Finance e-modules and a real experience of working in international trade. This will help improve their understanding of the complexities and structures of trade finance, and put them in good stead for a career in the financial sector.
Further on in your career, our Accelerate Scholarships reward excellence and innovation, recognising the achievements of world-class international trade and shipping experts whose ideas and leadership are disrupting and innovating trade. Download the Accelerate Guide for details here.
Summary of how it works:
- Check the eligibility criteria (course studying, location and age)
- Apply by submitting a literature review on a given topic
- £500 / $700 in scholarship funding to contribute towards your studies
Terms and Conditions Apply →
You can apply for a TFG Accelerate scholarship if you are over 18 and can demonstrate that you are in an eligible field.
The courses which are eligible for funding include:
- International Trade
- Maritime and Logistics
- International Relations
Please note, you will need to demonstrate that one of the above subjects is a major or a minor constituent of your degree to be eligible.
Minimum SAT/ACT and GPA: None
Residency Requirement(s): None
School Year: 2012 – 2019
Required college state: None
Required college or university: University only
Required race or heritage: None
Required student activities: such as clubs, professional or civic organizations or particular extracurricular activities: None
Any parental requirements, such as a union membership or active military or veteran: None
U.S. Citizenship: Not Required
Specific disabilities, if applicable: N/A
Religion or religious heritage: None
Sports or hobbies: None
Marital status: Any
About the Scheme
The Accelerate Scholarship is organised by Trade Finance Global (TFG) and was initiated in 2018 to address the trade finance gap, due to a lack of suitably skilled and qualified specialists in the sector – in a challenging time of reduced global trade, a significant shortfall in skilled entrants in the shipping and marine space, and general confusion around the trade finance market. The scheme aims to help motivated students get ahead in their career by placing them in good stead with employers. Download the TFG Accelerate Pack here to find out more.
There is a two stage application process for the award. After the initial screening (to ensure you are an eligible applicant), TFG will ask applicants to write a report or article on a topic of their choice within the sector. It will be a review (literature review, short journal, or equivalent) on a subject matter that will be relevant for Accelerate TFG.
- Initial Screening Application (to assess participant eligibility)
- Invitation to Apply by submitting literature review / short journal
- TFG Panel will screen successful applicants
- Winner will be contacted and grant awarded
- Winner will be published on the TFG website
Applications are assessed on merit.
Meet our writers
Harry Ruffell, Durham University
Writing for Trade Finance Global has enabled me to deepen my knowledge of trade finance and the business world more generally. It has helped me develop as a writer and has enhanced my skills set.
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About Trade Finance Global
Trade Finance Global are leading publishers across a wide variety of sectors in global trade. We are pioneers in business funding and trade finance, offering a range of truly flexible debt finance options to suit all types of SMEs. We operate a super-fast process – from application to funding. Trade Finance Global clients have a dedicated point of contact at every step of their lending journey.
Why Trade Finance Global?
An Accelerate Scholarship from Trade Finance Global is certainly something to shout about. Being recognised in the international trade community as a recipient of this award is an excellent way of being recognised by future employees, and the learning gained from the programme will certainly put you in stead for a career in trade.