WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America, Inc. (NCBFAA) is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2018 $5,000 Annual Scholarship is Ashley Mosier. Ashley is enrolled at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA where she is working toward her Bachelor of Business Administration with plans to sit for the Customs Brokers License Examination after graduation. Currently, Ashley is employed part-time by DSV Air & Sea in Atlanta, GA.

"I was ecstatic to hear that I won and was at a complete loss of words," Ashley told the NCBFAA. "I spent two months researching and writing this essay and I'm glad my hard work paid off."

Asked what plans she had for the award, Ashley replied, "This scholarship is going to go a long way in helping with the cost of my books, tuition and helping pay down my student loans and I am really thankful to Roanoke Trade for their generous sponsorship of this award."

As the scholarship winner, Ashley is invited to join the NCBFAA members at their Annual Conference at The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa, Rancho Mirage, CA, where a representative of Scholarship-sponsor Roanoke Trade will present her with the award during lunch on April 30

To qualify for the award, she submitted an essay on the timely topic, "Renegotiating NAFTA - What major changes should be considered to benefit American businesses and consumers?" which was judged by an NCBFAA panel of experts to be the winner.

This is the 25th year that the NCBFAA has promoted this scholarship competition to further education in our industry. By helping students defray the cost of furthering their educations, the NCBFAA scholarship program contributes to the increasing professionalism of our industry and encourages those seeking a career in international trade and commerce. Roanoke Trade is a specialty broker of insurance and surety solutions for transportation intermediaries, 3PLs, custom brokers and companies with global supply chains. Specifically designed for your industry, Roanoke Trade offers essential insurance-related products including: Shippers Interest, Cargo Legal, Contingent Cargo, Motor Truck Cargo, Errors & Omissions, ATA Carnets, Surety/Bonds and Property and General Liability. Roanoke Trade is a division of Roanoke Insurance Group Inc., a subsidiary of Munich Re as well as an affiliate of Munich Re Syndicate, Ltd. Roanoke Insurance Group employs approximately 200 employees across 10 U.S. locations with its focus on providing targeted insurance solutions backed by agile service and technology.

With this 2018 Scholarship, the NCBFAA and Roanoke Trade are proud to continue to facilitate youthful engagement in this industry.