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Undergraduate Economics student awarded international scholarship

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Undergraduate Economics student awarded international scholarship

Shawn Chow, an Economics undergraduate student wins the Trade Finance Global Accelerate Scholarship for international trade.

Shawn, who is currently in his second year studying Economics, Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick was selected from more than 2,000 applicants and will receive a £500 scholarship as well as a 5-week complimentary trade finance course from Trade Finance Global (TFG).

Participants of the competiton were required to write a thought leadership piece on an area of global trade as part of the application process. Shawn's winning article "Bears Have Come For The Yuan" explores why factors such as China's slowdown in economic growth, strength of the American Dollar and trade-war with the USA is likely to result in the unavoidable depreciation of the Yuan.

Commenting on winning the scholarship, Shawn said:

I attribute my depth of analysis of the fundamentals driving the Chinese Yuan to the excellence of the teaching staff at the University of Warwick. In particular, I gained a firm grasp of Economics from Prof. Elizabeth Jones & Dr Jennifer Smith, which has not only been pivotal to this award, but also invaluable to my current internship in Global Markets FX Structuring.

About the Accelerate Scholarship

The Accelerate Scholarship is organised by Trade Finance Global and was initiated in 2018 to address the trade finance gap, due to a lack of suitably skilled and qualified specialists in the sector – in a challenging time of reduced global trade, a significant shortfall in skilled entrants in the shipping and marine space, and general confusion around the trade finance market. The scheme aims to help motivated students get ahead in their career by placing them in good stead with employers.

To find out more about Trade Finance Global and the opportunities they offer, visit their website here.