Summary of Programs

The American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) Scholarship Fund offers need-based Financial Aid Scholarships for college undergraduates and Academic and Art Merit Awards and Community Service Awards for high school seniors. Scholarships are open to children of AFSA members who are, or were, U.S. Foreign Service members.

 

Academic Merit and Community Service

Art Merit

Financial Aid

Who Can Apply?

Children of AFSA members; they must be high school seniors graduating in 2019.

Children of AFSA members; they must be high school seniors graduating in 2019.

Tax-dependent children of at least one Foreign Service employee who is an AFSA member; they must be current high school seniors or full-time undergraduate college freshmen, sophomores or juniors.

Eligibility Details

Eligibility

Eligibility

Eligibility

Description and Award Amounts

Academic Merit

- Thirty-two (32) $3,500 awards

- One (1) $1,000 best essay award

- One (1) $3,500 community service award

- Four (4) $2,000 community service honorable mention awards

Art Merit

- One (1) $3,500 award

- Up to four (4) $2,000 honorable mention awards

Financial Aid

Approximately 60 need-based scholarships ranging from $2,000-$6,000

Bestowed

July 2019

July 2019

Aug and Dec 2019

Applications

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Application Components

1. Academic Merit Application

2. Official high school transcripts

3. Standardized test scores

4. Two-page essay. Topic: Describe your single most memorable Foreign Service experience and why it is important to you. (500 words, double spaced, 12 point font)

5. Recommendation from one individual

1. Art Merit Application

2. Official high school transcripts

3. Art two-page essay. Topic: Based on the art you submitted, what inspired you to create/perform these pieces. Describe the importance of this art in your life. (500 words, double spaced, 12 point font)

4. Recommendation from one individual

5. Art submission in

a) creative writing

b) musical arts

c) visual arts, or

e) performing arts

1. Financial Aid Application

2. Official high school or college transcripts

3. FAFSA Student Aid Report

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