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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.

The 2019 award is for HS seniors entering their freshman year during the 2019-20 school year. Deadline for submission is May 15, 2019 (application must be received or postmarked by May 15 - transcripts and Letters of Recommendation are not held to this deadline but should be received by DSF no later than May 25). Award will be made late July 2019. 

  • 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 Reviews.com for up-to-date info on how to find outside scholarships.