AUSTIN, Texas, May 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Interactive trading education company, Simpler Trading, LLC, has extended the deadline to apply for its first National Scholarship Essay Contest to July 15, 2016, the company announced today. The contest will award one $3,000 scholarship to one winning student and one $2,000 scholarship to another for 2016-2017 academic year.
With this scholarship contest, Simpler Trading hopes to encourage and empower those who are actively engaged in managing their investments. The contest is open to U.S. citizens who are 18 years of age or older and who are currently majoring finance or a similar field at an accredited American university or college. To enter, applicants must submit an 800- to 1,000-word original essay discussing how higher education can prepare students to be successful self-directed market traders and use online trading tools effectively.
"We believe that access to the right education can help traders succeed in all markets," said John F. Carter, expert market trader and co-founder of Simpler Trading. "The scholarship is for students who have a passion for trading and understanding how the markets work. We're passionate about teaching investors to discern what's valuable information and what's driving the markets."
Carter is well-known for using data and analysis to support his market positions and for teaching others to do the same. He is the author of the best-selling book, Mastering the Trade.
The application process is online and essays must be submitted on or before July 15, 2016, 11:59 PM EST to be considered for the 2016-2017 academic school year awards. The Simpler Trading Scholarship Committee will review all entries and contact the writers of the winning entries directly. The winners will also be announced publicly on the Simpler Trading website on August 1, 2016.
Additional contest details and information on how to apply can be found at https://www.simplertrading.com/scholarship.
Simpler Trading is an interactive trading education company that offers a full range of interactive trading and training events for those interested in building on their trading skills. The company's team of seasoned traders provides in-depth market knowledge and actionable, real-time advice via one-on-one coaching, videos, chat rooms and community forums, as well as through larger live and online educational experiences.
About Simpler Trading, LLC
Based in Austin, Texas, Simpler Trading offers an interactive, expert market trading education experience to traders who want to refine their skills. The company is led by veteran traders who have more than 200 years of combined experience in the markets. Simpler Trading experts offer in-depth knowledge and actionable, real-time trading advice on everything from stocks and equity options to futures and Forex. The company got its start as Simpler Options, and was co-founded by John Carter and Henry Gambell in 2010. More information can be found by clicking here.
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