2017 Annual Scholarship

BIC Scholarships for 2017 - Candidates still have one month to apply.

The mission of the BIC is to promote and support safe, secure and sustainable containerization and intermodal transportation. The BIC Scholarship Awards were created to help support the industry leaders of tomorrow and to encourage continued focus on safety, security, standardization and sustainability in our industry.

Who is eligible

The award program is open to maritime academy cadets (deck or engine), naval architecture students, and students of supply-chain / logistics programs who are focused on container transportation. The award is available to 2nd, 3rd and 4th year undergraduate students as well as graduate students.

2017 Awards

10 awards of 1,000 € each

How to apply

Applicants should submit the following documents via e-mail to [email protected]

  1. A maximum 1500-word essay on a topic related to safety, security, standardization or sustainability in container transportation. The essay must be written in English. The cover page of the essay must include the applicant’s name and contact details, name of University, major/program of study (please specify undergraduate or graduate), and expected year of graduation. The document must be submitted in Word format.
  2. A University transcript or proof of current grade point average.


The deadline for submissions is 15 July 2017.


The BIC Scholarship selection committee will make its decisions based on academic excellence as well as on the strength of the essay. The committee will be looking for demonstrated knowledge of one or more of the above-mentioned topics (safety, security, standardization, and sustainability in intermodal container transportation). New and promising ideas related to one or more of these topics will receive special attention.

Announcements and awards

Announcements will be made by October 15th and the awards will be disbursed via the University of each winning candidate. Depending on location, award winners may be invited to an award ceremony.


Award winners will be announced in the BIC quarterly magazine (distributed to every container operator in the world) and via the BIC website and social media. The winning essays may also be selected for publication in the BIC quarterly magazine.


Contact your financial aid department or the BIC at [email protected]