The Foreign Service Journal, July-August 2020

86 JULY-AUGUST 2020 | THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL AFSA NEWS Meet the 2020 AFSA Merit Award Winners Founded in 1926, the AFSA scholarship program awarded $352,000 this year. In need-based Financial Aid Scholarships, $223,000 was divided among 60 stu- dents. Merit Awards totaling $129,000 were distributed to 36 students. AFSA is proud to pres- ent here the 2020 AFSA Merit Award winners, listed alphabetically by last name. AFSA awards scholarships to Foreign Service family member students for aca- demic performance, art and community service, as well as for a “best essay.” Winners each received $3,500, Honorable Men- tions $2,000, and the Best Essay $1,000. AFSA thanks the judges and donors who made this year’s Merit Awards possible. Academic Merit Scholarship Winners Morgan Atkinson daughter of David (State) and Renee Atkinson, graduated fromWashington Liberty High School, Arlington, Virginia. Plans to attend Virginia Tech to study biology. Isaiah Bowen-Karlyn son of Dr. Nina Bowen (USAID) and Andrew Karlyn, graduated from the International School of Kenya, Nairobi. Plans to attend Tufts University to study interna- tional relations. Isaiah is also the winner of an AFSA Community Service Honorable Mention Scholarship. Jeffrey Broadbent son of Peter (State) and Sheralie Broadbent, graduated from the American Embassy School, New Delhi, India. Plans to attend BrighamYoung University to study mathematics. Christopher Melvyn Brokenshire son of Kent Brokenshire (State) and Francesca Munzi, graduated from theWashingtonWaldorf School, Bethesda, Maryland. Plans to attend the College of William and Mary to study math- ematics. Kenneth D. Browder son of James Browder (State) and Gulnara Browder (State), graduated from the American International School of Kingston, Jamaica. Plans to attend Grove City College to study computer science. Emre Durmus son of Onder (State) and Anna Durmus, graduated fromAnkara High School, Turkey. Plans to attend the University of Califor- nia San Diego to study molecular and cell biology. Samuel James Falls son of Eric (State) and Patricia Falls, graduated from Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Lima, Peru. Plans to attend the University of Virginia to study aerospace engineering. Cody Fritz son of Michael Fritz (USAID) and Susan Fritz (USAID), graduated from the Pechersk School Inter- national, Kyiv, Ukraine. Plans to attend the University of Warwick to study philosophy, politics and economics. Morgan Atkinson Isaiah Bowen-Karlyn Jeffrey Broadbent Christopher Melvyn Brokenshire Kenneth D. Browder Emre Durmus Samuel James Falls Cody Fritz