The $2,000 annual academic scholarship is designed to recognize a sophomore or junior at Edward Waters College, Florida State College at Jacksonville, Jacksonville University or the University of North Florida whose academic program and/or future interests include pursuing a career in international business, government, foreign affairs or military service.
The scholarship is 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.
The World Affairs Council of Jacksonville is pleased to announce the 2013 Ambassador Marilyn McAfee Scholarship recipient: Joy Bagwell. Joy is a second-year student at the University of North Florida (UNF), pursuing a Bachelor Degree in International Relations and Philosophy. She serves as the Vice President of UNF’s Model U.N. and has won several awards at national Model U.N. conferences in Washington, D.C. and New York. Joy intends to use the scholarship to help fund an internship in Washington, D.C. this summer, working with Amnesty International, the U.S. Agency for International Development, or the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee. After graduation, Joy would like to work for the U.S. government and eventually pursue a career in international law and foreign policy. We congratulate Joy on her award and hope you will have a chance to meet her at one of the upcoming Council events!