External Student Scholarships
Marymount Manhattan College students with a GPA of 3.3 or higher are invited to apply for external student scholarships. The Boren Scholarship funds one year of study abroad in a country in which English is not the first language or not widely spoken; it also provides opportunities for intensive foreign language immersion in the US. The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant program places students in classrooms outside of the US, where they assist local teachers and serve as cultural ambassadors. Marshall Scholarships, for which students must have a GPA of 3.7 or higher, fund two years of graduate study at UK universities. Gilman scholarships fund study abroad for Pell Grant recipients. All candidates must be U.S. citizens to apply for these four grants.
This website provides information on Boren, Fulbright, Marshall, and Gilman awards. The material has been largely derived from the respective websites of these awards; it is by no means complete. See the websites below and recipients’ blogs for additional information that will help you as you consider applying or as you write your application.
The External Student Scholarships program is run by Adrienne Baxter Bell, Ph.D. , Professor of Art History and Director, College Honors Program. All students who apply for one of these four scholarships will work closely with Prof. Bell throughout the application process. Each applicant must meet the Campus Deadline for her award. For information on Campus Deadlines, see the Timeline below. To reach Prof. Bell, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional information, consult the bulletin board on External Student Scholarships/ College Honors Program on the 3rd floor of Carson Hall, outside of The Commons.
During the Spring and Summer 2020 semesters, Prof. Bell is holding several information sessions on External Student Scholarships via Zoom. To join one of these sessions, please email email@example.com.
MMC Recipients of Boren and Fulbright Awards
|AY 2011-12||Alvin Young ’13||Studied French and Arabic in Morocco|
|AY 2012-13||Katelyn (Katie) Sives ’13||Studied sustainable development and food security in Fortaleza and Belem, Brazil|
|AY 2014-15||Christophe (Kit) Horita ’15||Studied Kiswahili and Sociology in Tanzania and Kenya; award includes the eight-week African Languages Initiative Domestic Summer Intensive Program at the University of Florida, Gainesville|
|AY 2017-18||Arkadia Pereklita ’20||(Alternate): Studied Literature and Zulu in South Africa|
|AY 2017-18||Madison Weisend ’20||Studied sustainable agriculture and Hindi in Jaipur, India; award included the eight-week South Asian Flagships Language Initiative (SAFLI) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison|
|AY 2018-19||Amne Madi ’19||Studied Arabic at Noor Majan Arabic Institute in Oman|
|Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships|
|AY 2012-13||Ricardo Soares ’12||Recipient: English Teaching Assistantship: Macau|
|AY 2013-14||Annabelle Royer ’13||Recipient: English Teaching Assistantship: Taiwan|
|AY 2013-14||Omar Bahar ’13||English Teaching Assistantship (Alternate): Sri Lanka|
|AY 2014-15||Kiley Griffith ’14||English Teaching Assistantship (Alternate): Brazil|
|AY 2015-16||Diante Webb ’15||English Teaching Assistantship (Alternate): Taiwan|
|AY 2017-18||Maria Andrews ’17||Recipient: English Teaching Assistantship: Malaysia|
|AY 2018-19||Kelly Tarbell ’18||English Teaching Assistantship (Alternate): Thailand|
|AY 2019-20||Nolin Wagner ’19||Recipient: English Teaching Assistantship: Uzbekistan|
|AY 2020-21||Madison Weisend ’20||Recipient: English Teaching
Assistantship: South Korea
|AY 2020-21||Nathalie Diller ’20||Recipient: English Teaching
Assistantship: Czech Republic
|Spring 2012||Jaleh Rendall||Study in France|
|Fall 2014||Karma Drolma||Study in China|
|Spring 2015||Emily Garcia||Study in Thailand|
|Fall 2019||Asma Rathod ’20||Study in Thessaloniki, Greece|
|Fall 2019||Khiarra Johnston||Study in Seoul, South Korea|
An Update on our External Student Scholarship Recipients
Based in the Tanah Merah Secondary School in Malaysia’s state of Kedah, Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Maria Andrews ’17, spent AY 2017-18 educating her students, building relationships with members of her community, and exploring Malaysian culture. She was featured in the local news channel’s Kami Sayang Teacher series, which introduces 12 of the 100 ETAs in Malaysia. Check out the video below for a glimpse into Maria’s daily life and favorite experiences as an ETA:
In April 2019, Boren Scholarship recipient (AY 2017-18 ) Madison Weisend ’20—seen above during her year in India—presented a poster at the 2019 Mid-Atlantic Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities (SENCER) conference at the New School in Greenwich Village. The theme of the conference was “STEM, Humanities & Social Justice: Innovations in Education.” Madison developed the research for her poster, “Exploring water scarcity through the dynamics of social power: The case of the Thar Desert,” during her year as a Boren Scholar. Madison graduated in 2020 with a double major in in Environmental Studies and Politics and Human Rights .
Annabelle Royer ’13, Fulbright Teaching Assistant in Taiwan for AY 2013-14, shown above with her boss, Mr. Young, who is the principal at her school, and teaching her students how to read English. Photos courtesy of Annabelle Royer.
If you decide to pursue one of these grants, you must work with and seek advice from your faculty advisers. You will also meet regularly with Prof. Bell.
Adrienne Baxter Bell, Ph.D.
Professor of Art History
Director, College Honors Program
Director, External Student Scholarships
Rm: Carson 704
The Campus Evaluation Committee for External Student Scholarships: