Pictured from left to right: Boaz Levy, Cara Addison, and Bethany Castillo.

Israel. Italy. Vietnam. On paper, these countries are geographically, politically, and economically worlds apart. But, through the World Affairs Council’s Ambassador Marilyn McAfee Scholarship, each country will now be home to a university student from the First Coast.

The Ambassador Marilyn McAfee Scholarship is awarded 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 award the following students $2,000.00 each to defray the costs of their international experience:

  • Boaz Levy – Undergraduate Political Science and International Relations major at the University of North Florida, graduating May 2023, studying abroad at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel.
  • Cara Addison – Graduate Marine Science Master student from Jacksonville University, graduating in 2025, studying abroad to Sorrento, Italy.
  • Bethany Castillo – Undergraduate History Major at Flagler College, graduating in August 2024, studying abroad to Vietnam.