Left to Right: Kayla Drake, Ambassador Marilyn McAfee, Kiki Karpen, Robert Bright

According to Chantal Mitchell, “Study abroad is the single most effective way of changing the way we view the world.” Yet, while many desire to study abroad and expand their worldview, cost is often a deterrent. This is where the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville’s Ambassador Marilyn McAfee Scholarship comes into play.

The Ambassador Marilyn McAfee Scholarship is awarded each year to undergraduate and graduate students with outstanding academic performance and career aspirations in international business, public policy, foreign affairs, or military service.

Named in honor of former Council Chairman Ambassador Marilyn McAfee, the purpose of the scholarship program is to help defray the cost of an international experience outside of the United States as part of the recipients’ educational development.

The Council is proud to announce the recipients of this year’s Ambassador Marilyn McAfee Scholarship and where they will be studying abroad:

  • Robert Bright – Undergraduate International Business major at the University of North Florida, graduating May 2025, studying abroad at ESSEC Business School in Cergy, France.
  • Kayla Drake – Undergraduate Information Science major at the University of North Florida, graduating December 2025, studying abroad to Greece.
  • Morganne Percevault – Undergraduate International Business major at the University of North Florida, graduating in August 2024, studying abroad to Paris, France for her masters.

Morganne Percevault in France