McAfee Scholarship

Improving International Education The World Affairs Council of Jacksonville recognizes the demand for well-rounded, globally-minded students and supports area colleges and universities in their mission to prepare students to understand, connect and effectively engage with their local and global community. The annual Ambassador Marilyn McAfee Scholarship Program currently presents a $2,000 scholarship award and a $1,000 scholarship award to undergraduate and graduate students with outstanding academic performance and career aspirations in international business, public administration, foreign affairs or military service. The scholarship is named in honor of the Council’s past president, Ambassador Marilyn McAfee, who devoted her professional career to serving in the Foreign Service and has been instrumental in the growth of the Council.

If there has been one thing that has impacted my life, it has been my experience studying abroad. The Ambassador Marilyn McAfee scholarship is unlike any other scholarship opportunity. Not only does it open doors to travel, but it exposes you to the World Affairs Council - an organization of globally-minded individuals that will help you put your new-found international experience to use.
– Ashley Petryk, 2015 Amb. McAfee Scholarship Recipient


VIEW/DOWNLOAD THE 2016 APPLICATION FORM HERE.
Application Deadline is March 11, 2016.

REQUIRED APPLICATION ITEMS: 
o Completed application form (2 pages)
o A current résumé (1 page)
o One reference letter (academic endorsement) from a college/university instructor, department chair or dean
o Completed Travel Estimated Expenses Form (1 page)
o Impact Statement (max. 250 words)
o Global Issue Essay (max. 500 words) 

DEADLINE/TIMELINE 
The application deadline is March 11 and finalists will be notified by March 25. Interviews will be held the week of April 4. Scholarship recipients will be notified by April 15, and the award money will then be distributed through the Office of Financial Aid at the respective college/university. 
Eligibility - Be a full-time student attending Edward Waters College, Florida State College at Jacksonville, Jacksonville University or the University of North Florida

- Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (undergraduate)/3.5 (graduate) on a 4.0 scale 

- Have been accepted to a specific international program (study abroad trip or foreign internship/volunteer project)