Each year the Trader Group offers an essay-based scholarship for U.S. and Canadian citizens enrolled (or enrolling) in an accredited college, community college, law school, business school, or university. Entries are received by 10 December and 10 August each year.
As students entering professional life, we want you to be ready and well informed about your financial and investment options. Whether you are taking out a loan, trading stocks, binary options, forex, or simply saving money in your bank account, it is important to understand what your actions entail and what risks you bear. We created this scholarship to spread awareness about the dangers of incorrect investing and general fraud in the financial industry.
The winner will receive $600.
Level and Area of Studies
College or university level in any field.
Place of Study
In the United States or Canada.
Eligibility and Criteria
- Must be a US or Canadian citizen or a permanent resident.
- At least 18 years old.
- Enrolled (or enrolling) in an accredited college, community college, law school, business school, or university.
- Studying in a business or finance program. Related programs are also eligible (i.e. if you take at least 1 business or finance course).
- Must have an academic GPA score of at least 3.50.
Only U.S. and Canadian citizens may apply this scholarship.
Write a 400-500 word essay about a recent news event (within the past year) involving financial fraud anywhere in the world. This could be about bank scam, stock market fraud, unethical actions by a financial institution, unfair dispute resolutions with a financial regulator, etc.
December 10 and August 10 each year.