Book Awards


The World Affairs Forum gives a limited number of book awards to deserving students in international studies or foreign languages. Have your high school contact us to join our program.

The late Barbara Chisolm was Executive Director of the World Affairs Forum from 1988 to 1999. Since she was a resident of Greenwich, the Forum decided to award a book to a student at Greenwich High School every year to commemorate Barbara’s dedication to the Forum and to the World Affairs Councils of America, of which she was Chairman of the Board from 1998 to 2001.

On May 16, 2017, Alexander Schnur, a student of Greenwich High School, was presented with the Barbara Chisolm Memorial Book Award in recognition of his excellence in international studies.

On May 25, 2017, Grace O’Malley, Tommy Knowles, and Rachel Dwyer, students of the Center for Global Studies at Brien McMahon High School, were presented with book awards and certificates in recognition of their excellence in international studies.

Internships


The mission of the World Affairs Forum is to educate members, students and the public about international affairs and America’s role in the world. An internship at the World Affairs Forum provides a student with exposure to information and speakers on international issues, as well as small office operations.

Internships require a minimum of ten hours a week. Candidates should have an interest in world affairs, have good written and oral communications skills and demonstrate a professional and responsible work attitude. For further information, please call us at 203-356-0340 or email your resume with a cover letter to info@worldaffairsforum.org. All Internships are unpaid.

Possible Applicant Profiles:
Political Science, International Business & International Relations majors
Marketing and Public Relations majors
Video/Web Development majors

The responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting at speaking events: 6:30am-9:00am, 5:00pm-9:00pm, mostly Wednesdays (see our program calendar)
  • Assisting in preparations for speaking events
  • Preparing communications (email, social media, press releases) for events
  • Processing membership and financial paperwork
  • Maintaining the membership database
  • Creating transcripts for event videos

Norman Woodberry Scholarship


The World Affairs Forum, based in Stamford Connecticut, has established a scholarship program for deserving university students to encourage study abroad for those interested in pursuing an international career.

The Norman Woodberry Scholarship will award up to $5000 to a college or university student based upon the following selection criteria:

  • Resident of or studying in Fairfield County, CT or Westchester County, NY
  • Attending a four-year university or college
  • Funds to be used for study abroad (e.g. semester or longer) at an accredited academic institution
  • Demonstrated financial need as determined by the Scholarship Committee
  • High achiever (top 25% of class and/or minimum B average)
  • Contributor to school and community life
  • Minimum 2 recommendations (2 professors or 1 professor/1 academic advisor)
  • Commitment by the scholarship recipient to provide the World Affairs Forum with an end-of-program report and to speak before a World Affairs Forum audience on a minimum of one occasion following completion of the program.
  • Applicants must be available for a personal interview. Applications will be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee and finalists will be invited for an interview.

Applications must be postmarked by March 31, 2018.  Application forms may be found below or applicant may contact the Forum directly by calling (203) 356-0340 or by sending an email to info@worldaffairsforum.org 

Scholarship Honor Roll


2017–Norman Woodberry Scholarship to Marissa Browne, Stamford resident, student at University of Notre Dame, IN, to study in Chile during the fall of 2017.
2016–Norman Woodberry Scholarship to Aliyah Phipps, Fairfield University, to study in Beijing during the 2016-17 school year.
2016–Norman Woodberry Scholarship to Can-Jenea Betances, College of New Rochelle, to study in London during the summer of 2016.
2015–Norman Woodberry Scholarship to Alondra Rodriguez, Manhattanville College, to study in Spain during the spring of 2016.
2015–Norman Woodberry Scholarship to Solanlly Canas, Fairfield University, to study in Ireland during the spring of 2016.
2015–Norman Woodberry Scholarship to Maria Flores, Fairfield University, to study in Australia during the spring of 2016.
2015–Norman Woodberry Scholarship to Jasmine Aaron Raghunandan, Fairfield University, to study in Japan during the fall of 2015.
2014–Norman Woodberry Scholarship to Diana Bosch, Fairfield University, to participate in a study abroad program in France during the 2014-15 academic year.
2014–Norman Woodberry Scholarship to Nari Kim, SUNY Potsdam, to participate in a study abroad program in Seoul, Korea during the fall semester 2014.
2014–Norman Woodberry Scholarship to Prakriti Kumar, U. of CT, to participate in a study abroad program in London, England during the fall semester 2014.
2013–Norman Woodberry Scholarship to Jackson Chen, SUNY Purchase, to participate in SUNY Purchase’s Summer in France study abroad program in the summer of 2013. The program features an intensive journalism course focusing on international reporting specifically relating to French society and politics.
2013–Norman Woodberry Scholarship to Breana Medeiros, Sacred Heart University, to participate in the John Cabot University Summer Session in Rome, Italy. She will be taking a Religious Studies course.
2012–Norman Woodberry Scholarship to Xavier Francis, Fairfield University, to participate in the Brazilian Coastal System program in Campos, Brazil during the fall 2012 semester and attend the Beijing Center for Chinese Studies during the spring 2013 semester.
2012–Norman Woodberry Scholarship to Alexis Arianna Espinell, Fairfield University, to participate in the Brazilian Coastal System program in Campos, Brazil during the spring of 2013.
2012–Norman Woodberry Scholarship to Emma Colleen Cannon, Fairfield University, to study in Argentina for a year, beginning in July 2012.
2011–Norman Woodberry Scholarship to Shanee Griffith, Fairfield University, to attend Suffolk University’s program in Dakar, Senegal.
2011–Norman Woodberry Scholarship to Lorena Martinez, George Washington University, to study in Paris during the 2011 Fall semester through Academic Programs Abroad.
2011–Norman Woodberry Scholarship to Taylor Tucker, SUNY Purchase, to spend the fall 2011 semester at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts.
2010–Norman Woodberry Scholarship to Kevin Solorzano, UCONN, to study at the University of Paris for the 2010 fall semester.
2010–Norman Woodberry Scholarship to Bryce Barros, Norwich University, to study at the Alliance for Global Education/Beijing Language and Cultural University in Beijing, China in the summer of 2010.
2010–Norman Woodberry Scholarship to Julianne Whittaker, Fairfield University. to study at the Arabic Language and Culture Program in Jordan for the 2010 fall semester.
2010–Norman Woodberry Scholarship to Kirstin Jones, University of Bridgeport, to study at the Princess Sumaya University in Amman Jordan during the summer of 2010.
2009–Norman Woodberry Scholarship to Stephen M. Bottari, Jr., Fairfield University, to attend the Fairfield University Study Abroad Program at the Universidad Centro Americana in Managua, Nicaragua in the fall of 2009.
2009–Norman Woodberry Scholarship to Thomas G. Russo, Fairfield University, to attend the Development and Globalization Program at CIEE in Khon Kaen, Thailand in the fall of 2009.
2009–Norman Woodbury Scholarship to Gretta Schwamb, Fairfield University, to attend a program at the University of Melbourne, Australia in the fall of 2009, and the Baden-Wuertenberg Exchange in Stuttgart and Heidelberg, Germany, in the spring of 2010.
2008–Norman Woodberry Scholarship to Declan Galvin, Manhattanville College, to learn Swahili and study African history and government at the University of Nairobi, Kenya in the fall of 2008.
2008–Norman Woodberry Scholarship to Denise Kelly, Purchase College, to undertake biology, art and language courses at the Purchase College summer program in Pisciotta, Italy.
2008–Norman Woodberry Scholarship to Anaive Nadal, Manhattanville College, to study the history and functioning of the European Union in Freiburg, Germany in the fall of 2008.
2007–Norman Woodberry Scholarship to Max Barrand, University of Connecticut at Storrs, Sophia University in Tokyo from September 07-May 08.
2007–Norman Woodberry Scholarship to Helayna Herschkorn, Purchase College, Purchase College summer program in Pisciotta, Italy.
2007–Norman Woodberry Scholarship to Christina Musso, Pace University, University of Seville, Spain, September-December 2007.
2006–Norman Woodberry Scholarship for a College Student–Laura Cabrera, Manhattanville College, finance studies, American University in Rome, Italy
2005–Norman Woodberry Scholarship for a College Student–Dennis Nemchek, Syracuse University, hospitality studies in at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
2005–Norman Woodberry Scholarship for a College Student–Kevin Donahue, Fairfield University, political science in Seville, Spain
2005–World Affairs Forum Scholarship for a High School Student–Ana Rosa, Hopkins School, Fundacion La Fuente, literacy program in Santiago, Chile
2005–World Affairs Forum Scholarship for a High School Student–Lindsey Reiniger,New Canaan High School, four week home study in France
2004–Norman Woodberry Scholarship for a College Student–Catherine Brown, Cornell University, academic year in Pembroke College, Oxford University (UK)
2004–World Affairs Forum for a High School Student–Leah Grossman, Greenwich High School (CT), summer program (Oxbridge Academic), Oxford University (UK)
2003–Norman Woodberry Scholarship for a College Student–Erin Teeling, Fairfield University, semester in Kansai Gaidai University (Osaka, Japan)
2003–World Affairs Forum Scholarship for a High School Student–Lene Deming,Valhalla High School (NY), academic year in Buenos Aires, Argentina (Rotary International Youth Exchange Program)
2002–Norman Woodberry Scholarship for a College Student–Beth Therien, Temple University, semester in IES, Salamanca, Spain
2002–World Affairs Forum Scholarship for a High School Student–Leigh Hall-Wilhelm, Brien McMahon High School (Norwalk, CT), summer program, People to People Student Ambassadors trip to Australia and New Zealand.