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JANUARY 2012
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THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL
AFSA NEWS
The AFSA Scholarship Pro-
gram is awarding $192,000
in undergraduate college
need-based fnancial aid
scholarships in the 2012-
2013 school year to 73
children of Foreign Service
employees. Included under
this program are the Diplo-
matic and Consular Of-
cers, Retired/Bacon House
Foundation Financial Aid
Scholarships, which AFSA
administers.
AFSA also awards scholar-
ships through two other
organizations: Associates of
the American Foreign Service
Worldwide and the Public
Members Association of the
Foreign Service. In addition
to the organizations listed
above, AFSA funds its schol-
arship program from the
following sources: individual
donors who have established
annual and perpetual schol-
arships; through an annual
withdrawl from the AFSA
Scholarship Fund Endow-
ment;
ad hoc
and annual
appeal donations; and work
place contributions.
The AFSA Scholarship
Fund also sponsors the AFSA
Merit Awards Program. The
list of winners, all high school
seniors, is published in the
July-August issue of the
Foreign Service Journal.
AFSA
provided $40,500 in aca-
demic and art merit awards
to 26 students in May 2012.
These one-time only awards
recognize the academic and
artistic accomplishments of
AFSA members’ children. In
AFSA’s Scholarship Program Presents the
summary, AFSA has provided
aid to 99 students totaling
$224,000 this school year.
These programs are run
under the oversight of the
AFSA Scholarship Commit-
tee, comprised of volunteers
from the fve foreign afairs
agencies.
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SCHOLARSH I PS
AND AWARDS
It’s not too late to apply
for a 2013-2014 AFSA Finan-
cial Aid Scholarship or a 2013
Merit Award. Applications
are being accepted until Feb.
6 for academic and/or art
merit awards and March 6
for fnancial aid scholarships.
Merit awards range from
$1,000 to $2,000; need-
based fnancial aid scholar-
ships range from $1,000 to
$4,000. Please visit
www.
afsa.org/scholar fo
r program
details.
If you have any questions
or would like information on
how to establish a scholar-
ship in your name or that of
a loved one, please contact
Lori Dec, AFSA scholarship
director, at (202) 944-5504
or
dec@afsa.org.
The 2012-2013 Financial
Aid Scholarship recipients
are listed alphabetically
by last name. Each listing
includes the names of the
recipient’s parents, AFSA
scholarship(s) the student
received and the college he
or she is attending.
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BY LOR I DEC, AFSA SCHOLARSHI P DI RECTOR
Devante Agu
Son of Edward and Wanda Agu.
Recipient of the Kiang Fund
for Excellence Financial Aid
Scholarship, the Marcia Martin
Moore Memorial Financial Aid
Scholarship and the Turner C.
Cameron Memorial Financial
Aid Scholarship. He is currently
attending West Virginia
University.
Sarajin Ali
Daughter of Karl and Nahid Fritz.
Recipient of the Associates of the
American Foreign Service Worldwide
Financial Aid Scholarship. She is
currently attending Virginia Tech.
Helene Andang
Daughter of Catherine and Guy
Andang. Recipient of the Virginia
Thurgood Bingham/DACOR Bacon
House Foundation Financial Aid
Scholarship. She is currently
attending John Carroll University.
Leannique Badinga
Daughter of Leslie-Ann Burnette-
Badinga. Recipient of the Brockman
M. Moore Memorial Financial
Aid Scholarship. She is currently
attending Randolph Macon College.
Jourdan Ball
Son of David Ball and Mara Tekach.
Recipient of the Elbert G. and Naomi
M. Mathews Memorial Financial
Aid Scholarship. He is currently
attending the New York Film
Academy.
Erika Barnes
Daughter of Kiyomi and William
Barnes. Recipient of the Elbert G.
and Naomi M. Mathews Memorial
Financial Aid Scholarship. She is
currently attending Washington
State University.
Anna Leah Berstein-
Simpson
Daughter of Rose Berstein and Peter
Simpson. Recipient of the AAFSW
Financial Aid Scholarship. She is
currently attending Dartmouth
College.
Raoul Biron
Son of Jefrey Biron and Waltraud
Luetjohann. Recipient of the
Heyward G. Hill Memorial/DACOR
Bacon House Foundation Financial
Aid Scholarship. He is currently
attending the University of New
Hampshire.
Alexandra Bliss
Daughter of Mark Bliss and Kristin
Rummel-Bliss. Recipient of the
Dorothy Osborne and Theodore
Xanthaky Memorial Financial Aid
Scholarship and the Gertrude
Stewart Memorial Financial Aid
Scholarship. She is currently
attending Florida State College at
Jacksonville.
Natalie Bluhm
Daughter of Christina and Nathan
Bluhm. Recipient of the Wilbur
J. Carr Memorial Financial Aid
Scholarship and the Brockman
Through this generous scholar-
ship, I can avoid debt and undue
fnancial strain on my family. I
owe a debt of gratitude to my
scholarship donor for turning
my university goals into realities.
Ashton Omdahl,
Brigham Young University