The Diplomatic Security Foundation (DSF) awards an annual college scholarship of at least $2,500 to a high school senior planning on attending any institute of "higher" learning (at the university, community or vocational level). Depending on funds available, at least one award is made per year. DSF scholarships are available to students related to a Diplomatic Security employee who is either an active, retired, former or deceased employee, or a DS contractor, AND the employee/contractor must have/had three or more years of consecutive service with DS. The student may be a child, step-child, grandchild, step-grandchild or a ward of the DS employee/contractor. Eligibility criteria is listed in the application.


Congratulations to the 2019 winners!

We are happy to announce the winners of the 2019 DSF Scholarship award. Blind copies of the applications (all identifying information was hidden/removed) were reviewed by the DSF Scholarship Committee (consisting of three retired DS agents and one active agent). It was a difficult job to pare down the applicant pool as each student was outstanding in their own way. Nine students were awarded prizes ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. These funds are to be used for their college education. All of the applicants had impressive academic and extra-curricular credentials and are to be commended for their achievements. We wish all of the candidates who applied for the scholarship the very best in their college careers. 

$5,000 Award

Rachel Robin
University of Maryland
Daughter of Nelson Robin, Contractor

Dean Sherman
College of William & Mary
Son of Greg Sherman, Office Director

Ethan Sisbarro
Princeton University
Son of Kevin Sisbarro, DS/PSP/PSD Chief

$2,500 Award

Jacob Munyan
Brigham Young University
Son of Walter Munyan, ATA East Africa Program Manager

Mira Wroblewski
College of William & Mary
Daughter of K. Andrew Wroblewski, Regional Security Officer

$1,000 Award

Hannah Ford
Duke University
Daughter of Peter Ford, Retired Agent

Tucker Rawlings
University of Virginia
Daughter of Steven Chalupsky, Retired Agent

Brock Sotolar
University of Missouri
Son of Jeremy Cheung, Special Agent

Jace Stern
Southern Methodist University
Son of Jacob Stern, Explosives Ordinance Disposal Technician

  • A list of previous scholarship winners (2007-2018) can be found here: Scholarship Awards

  • Looking for other scholarships? Be sure to visit our Outside Scholarships page for a list of scholarship opportunities outside of DSF. Check out for up-to-date info on how to find outside scholarships.