About Us

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!

We congratulate the 2018 Bodine High School Joan Russell Travel Scholarship student recipients, Jala Cosley, Jonathan Martinez and Kipaji Miles, who recently took part in the 2018 Spring Trip Abroad to Italy.



If you would like to make a contribution to the Joan Russell Travel Scholarship Fund, you may do so online through the link above.

You can also send a check to the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia at One South Broad Street, Suite 2M, Philadelphia, PA 19107.  Please indicate the Joan Russell Travel Scholarship Fund in the memo line.