Marymount Manhattan College students with a GPA of 3.3 or higher are invited to apply for Boren and Fulbright awards. These grants fund up to one year of study abroad in foreign countries. You must have a GPA of 3.7 or higher to apply for a Marshall Scholarship; it funds 1-2 years of study for a Master’s degree at a British academic institution. For all grants: you must be a U.S. citizen to apply.
This website provides information on Fulbright, Boren, Marshall, and Gilman awards. The material has been largely derived from the respective websites of these two awards; it is by no means complete. See the websites below and recipients’ blogs for additional information that may help you as you consider applying or as you write your application.
BOREN AWARDS: http://www.borenawards.org
FULBRIGHT AWARDS: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/types-of-grants
MARSHALL SCHOLARSHIPS: http://www.marshallscholarship.org/
GILMAN SCHOLARSHIPS: http://www.iie.org/programs/gilman-scholarship-program
For additional information, consult the bulletin board on Boren & Fulbright grants/ College Honors Program on the 3rd floor of Main, outside The Commons.
Recipients of Boren and Fulbright Awards – Marymount Manhattan College
|AY 2011-12||Alvin Young, ’13||to study French and Arabic in Morocco|
Katelyn (Katie) Sives, ’13
Christophe (Kit) Horita, ’15
Arkadia Pereklita, ’20
Madison Weisend, ’20
to study sustainable development and food security in Fortaleza and Belem, Brazil
to study 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
(Alternate): to study Literature and Zulu in South Africa
to study sustainable agriculture and Hindi in Jaipur, India; award includes the eight-week South Asian Flagships Language Initiative (SAFLI) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
|AY 2012-13||Ricardo Soares, ’12||Recipient: English Teaching Assistantship: Macau|
|AY 2013-14||Annabelle Royer, ’13||Recipient: English Teaching Assistantship: Taiwan|
Omar Bahar, ’13
Kiley Griffith, ’14
Diante Webb, ’15
Maria Andrews, ’17
English Teaching Assistantship (Alternate): Sri Lanka
English Teaching Assistantship (Alternate): Brazil
English Teaching Assistantship (Alternate): Taiwan
Recipient: English Teaching Assistantship: Malaysia
February 2018: An update from Madison Weisend, ’20:
Madison completed the Fall 2017 semester of her Boren Scholarship at the American Institute for Indian Studies in Jaipur, where she engaged in intensive study of Hindi. For the Spring 2018 semester, she will take on a large-scale research project at the School of International Training (SIT) in Jaipur. Madison writes, “My current interests are in finding effective ways to motivate girls to remain in school in desert areas. I may not have ability to stop desertification in India, but I do have the ability to find proper resources for families living in desert regions to keep themselves and their kids on a sustainable and healthy trajectory. Of those Indian girls that drop out of school, 23% claim improper bathroom facilities as their motivating factor. I’m hoping to spend some time with adolescent girls in desert communities to collect data about why they feel they can or cannot use their school’s bathroom, and why so many girls’ bathroom facilities are dysfunctional. My small research project will hopefully contribute to a larger body of knowledge that will, in coming decades, allow girls in desert communities to pursue an education with safety, sanitation, and dignity.”
Madison is now staying with a second host family in India and speaking only Hindi. She returns to MMC in Fall 2018.
Below: Madison Weisend, ’20, in Jaipur, India, in February 2018.
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.
Prof. Adrienne Baxter Bell
Professor of Art History
Director, College Honors Program
Director, External Student Scholarships
Rm: Carson 704
The Campus Evaluation Committee for External Student Scholarships:
Prof. Adrienne Baxter Bell (Chair)
Please also consult with:
Ms. Cynthia Sittler, Study Abroad Coordinator Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office phone: 212-774-0791