Unlock Your Potential with the Peggy Easton Scholarship

At Star USA, we believe in fostering the next generation of experts in international trade, and we're excited to introduce the Peggy Easton Scholarship—a gateway to excellence in customs brokering.

About the Scholarship:

Start your transformative journey with our Customs Broker Exam Course Scholarship. This initiative is designed to empower aspiring Customs Brokers with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate the intricate regulatory web of international trade. Customs Brokers play a pivotal role in bridging the gap between government agencies and importers, ensuring seamless communication and compliance.

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The Customs Broker Exam Challenge:

Becoming a licensed Customs Broker is no small feat. Candidates face a rigorous 4.5-hour, 80-question open-book exam, known as the Customs Broker License Examination (CBLE). This exam, offered biannually, boasts one of the lowest pass rates in professional exams nationwide, hovering around 20%. Our scholarship aims to change this narrative by providing a comprehensive training course that not only enhances your chances of success but also opens doors to a dynamic and vital career.

Why Star USA's Scholarship?

Expert Guidance:

Benefit from the expertise of industry leaders at Star USA who understand the ever-evolving landscape of international trade regulations.

Success Catalyst: Our course is not just a study aid; it's a proven catalyst for success, significantly improving your odds of passing the challenging CBLE.

Gateway to Opportunities:

Secure your place in this essential field, where Customs Brokers are instrumental in maintaining compliance and steering companies away from penalties.

Don't just dream of becoming a Customs Broker—seize the opportunity with the Peggy Easton Scholarship. Apply today and propel yourself toward a future of excellence in international trade.

Apply For The Scholarship

The Peggy Easton Scholarship is designed to support individuals aspiring to excel in the customs industry. If you are passionate about trade compliance and ready to embark on the journey of becoming a customs broker, we invite you to apply for this exclusive scholarship opportunity. Let your ambitions soar with Star USA!

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    201 E. Liberty St., Ste 202
    Wooster, OH 44691

    (844) 804-0060


    Peggy Easton

    Like many who find themselves in the world of trade compliance, Peggy stumbled into customs brokerage almost by accident. While working at a freight forwarder, she was assigned to the import desk, learned about the CBLE and took it - passing to become the youngest female Licensed Customshouse Broker in the country. After getting her license, she realized that information sources were lacking and her colleagues and clients were often under-informed on trade regulations.

    She began teaching a course to help individuals prepare for and pass the CBLE. She taught her course in-person and remote for more than 30 years. Her students would go on to work Fortune 500 companies, elevate their career prospects, and even start their own Customs Brokerage businesses. Peggy's course was built around training first-rate brokers who not only passed the exam but had achieved excellence in their commitment to compliance.

    During that time, Peggy continued working in the field as it evolved over time, eventually through the 1993 U.S. Customs Modernization Act and the implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). In 1996 Peggy formed Star USA, Inc., a company that was built on principles of education and skill development. The goal was to help others navigate the shifting regulatory landscape and create a support system for people often siloed without any other compliance experts. Her CBLE prep course continued with Star USA and it persists today with the same spirit that Peggy first envisioned. The Star USA Customs Broker Course Scholarship extends this opportunity to one qualified individual each year.

    Peggy currently resides in Northeast Ohio with her family, always willing to help support the company she built as it continues to grow and succeed.