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WIT-LA Supports Local and Global Education

We are committed to giving back to our community

WIT-LA believes in extending educational opportunities beyond our professional programming. We strive to have a local as well as global impact on education for our youth around the world. We are also very proud to support the seamen who bring our trade in goods across the oceans to the Port's of Long Beach and Los Angeles.

To meet that goal locally and have a positive local impact, every year we support students of international trade. WIT-LA is proud to provide the Marjorie Shostak Scholarship as well as the Gladys Moreau Scholarship on an annual basis to two deserving local college students.

As well, to achieve our goal globally, for over 5 years, we have contributed financial support to our preferred charity, Room to Read, in their efforts to end the cycle of poverty one child at a time by building schools and libraries and providing long term scholarships to girls in the developing world.

Here are the programs that we are currently supporting:


Eligibility Criteria Scholarship Awards.

  1. Must be enrolled as a full-time sophomore, junior or senior undergraduate student at an accredited Southern California institution of higher education actively pursuing an academic discipline leading to a career in international trade, business, law or related international field. Acceptable majors include: Business Administration - International Emphasis Economics or Political Science: i.e. pursuing a law degree, with an International Emphasis
  2. Must be in good academic standing with a Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.00 scale.
  3. Must be a legal U.S. Permanent Resident or citizen.
  4. Close consideration will be given to students who can demonstrate leadership qualities as defined by a record of involvement and participation in extra curricular activities on their college campuses and/or in civic activities in their local communities. Applicants shall provide this information in Section II of the application.



Past Recipient's Note