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External Student Scholarships

 Congratulations to

                 AY 2021-22 Boren Scholarship recipient                         Maximas Gomez, ’23!

Read here about Maximas’ achievement!

AY 2022-23 Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Madeline Cobb, ’22!

Read here about Madeline’s achievement!



 Information Session on External Student Scholarships

Thursday, 14 March 2024

[Advisement day for Juniors & Seniors; all classes cancelled]

12:30-1:00 pm via Zoom

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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. Gilman scholarships fund study abroad for Pell Grant recipients. All candidates must be U.S. citizens to apply for these grants.

This website provides information on Boren, Fulbright, 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



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.

Flyers containing essential information on each of the programs can be found here:





Prof. Bell regularly holds information sessions on External Student Scholarships via Zoom. To join one of these sessions, please email

Click here for the application timeline for study or work abroad in AY 2024-25 (updated 1/10/24)

MMC Recipients of Boren and Fulbright Awards

Boren Scholarship Recipients

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 included  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



AY 2018-19

Madison Weisend, ’20



Amne Madi, ’19

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

Accepted to study Arabic at Noor Majan Arabic Institute in Oman



AY 2021-22



Maximas Gomez, ’23


Accepted to study Portuguese and economics at Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo
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

AY 2022-23

Nathalie Diller ’20

Madeline Cobb, ’22

Recipient: English Teaching
Assistantship: Czech Republic

Recipient: English Teaching Assistantship: Taiwan

Gilman Scholarships
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

Summer 2022

Khiarra Johnston

Ryan Crouse

Study in Seoul, South Korea

Study in Japan

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:

Madison Weisend '20 in Jaipur, India 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.

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Contact Information

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 700

The Campus Evaluation Committee for External Student Scholarships: