WIIT Scholarship Program

The Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) is pleased to offer the WIIT Scholarship Program for female students who are currently enrolled at an accredited U.S. university or college, either full-time or part-time. The winner will receive $1, 500. This is bi-annual scholarship. The deadline is April 1st and October 1st of every year.

Scholarship Description
The Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT), based in Washington, DC, works to promote the professional development of women in international trade and business and to raise public awareness of the importance of international trade to economic development. WIIT awards merit-based scholarships that available twice per year to support and encourage women studying International Trade and Global Development.  

Award Value
Selected winners will receive $1,500 and One full year of personal mentorship by a WIIT Trust or a WIIT member and One full year of membership to WIIT.
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Level and Area of Studies
Undergraduate and graduate degree in International Trade and Global Development.

Place of study
Any institution in the United States.

Eligibility and Requirement
Applicants must identify as female and be currently enrolled at an accredited U.S. university or college, either full-time or part-time.  Applicants must be Juniors or Seniors in undergraduate or enrolled in graduate studies.  

Application Instruction
Typed essays should be no more than 1000 words in length (exclusive of endnotes and bibliography, if used), double-spaced, and in 12 pt. Times New Roman font.  Essays should have page numbers and utilize endnotes and bibliography if needed.   Submissions should be in PDF format.

Choose one of the below prompts and provide a complete, well-crafted response in no more than 1000 words.    

  • Select one U.S. industry and assess how it has been affected by trade with Canada and/or Mexico since the North American Free Trade Agreement entered into force 25 years ago.
  • Provide your analysis on the effectiveness of a current U.S. trade agreement with respect to U.S. trade policy goals.

Submission Deadline
The deadline is April 1st and October 1st of every year.

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