16 Sep 2015 |
2015 BIC Scholarship Award Winners Announced
The winners of the 2015 BIC Scholarships have been announced. The scholarship program was inaugurated this year to help support the container industry’s leaders of tomorrow and to encourage continued focus on safety, security, standardization and sustainability in the intermodal container industry.
Eligibility extends to university and maritime academy students enrolled in a program related to intermodal or marine transportation. Naval architecture and engineering students focusing on container technology are also eligible.
Candidates were judged on the basis of academic achievement as well as an essay related to container safety, security, standardization or sustainability. Seven awards (five undergraduate and two graduate) were available for 2015.
The undergraduate winners for 2015 were:
Mr. Kam Wei Jie of Singapore
Mr. Ngai Chin Pang of Singapore
Mr. Goh Qing Sheng of Singapore
Mr. Alexander Gilmore of the United States
Mr. Conley Schroepfer of the United States
The graduate winners for 2015 were:
Ms. Fatoumatta Cassama of Gambia
Mr. Usman Saroni of Indonesia
Messrs. Kam and Ngai are majoring in Maritime Studies at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore; Mr. Goh studies Mechanical Engineering at the same school. Messrs. Gilmore and Schroepfer are cadets at the California Maritime Academy. Ms. Cassama is completing a MSc. in Maritime Safety and Environmental Administration at the World Maritime University in Malmo, Sweden. Mr. Usman is completing a MSc in Shipping Management and Logistics at World Maritime University.
Each award winner will receive a scholarship amount of 1500 euros to help pay for their studies.
The BIC wishes to congratulate the 2015 winners and to thank all of this year’s candidates for their submissions.