Joan Russell Travel Scholarship

In honor of Joan Russell’s nearly 25 years of service to the Council and of her passion for international travel, the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia has established a scholarship fund in her name.  The Joan Russell Travel Scholarship will be annually awarded to a deserving student or students at our partner school, Bodine High School for International Affairs, to allow them to participate in the school’s annual spring trip abroad.  We feel that continuing to encourage an enthusiasm for travel in others, especially our students, is the best possible way to carry on Joan’s legacy at the Council. Thanks to all who have contributed!

Congratulations to this year's scholarship winners, Zanya Ellis and Sequoia Dorsey, shown here with Craig Snyder, World Affirs Council president and Michael Russell, Joan's husband.  Zanya and Sequoia will be traveling to Costa Rica for Bodine's annual Spring Trip Abroad in April 2019.