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The Diplomatic Security Foundation (DSF) awards an annual college scholarship of $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 2018 award is for HS seniors entering their freshman year during the 2018-19 school year. Deadline for submission is May 15, 2018 (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 2018. 

  • A list of previous scholarship winners (2007-2017) can be found here: Scholarship Awards
  • Looking for scholarships? Be sure to visit our page Other Scholarships for a list of scholarship opportunities outside of DSF. Check out Reviews.com for up-to-date info on how to find outside scholarships. And visit The Simple Dollar for info on helping your college student with their credit future. 


Congratulations to the 2017 winners!

Nine students received a Finalist Award of $2,500, and twenty others each received an Honorable Mention Award of $500, 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. 
A list of previous scholarship winners (2007-2017) can be found here: Scholarship Awards

2017 DSF Scholarship Finalist Recipients - $2,500 Award

Aedan Anders
University of Puget Sound
Son of Jeffrey Anders, Diplomatic Courier

Shelia Baber
Daughter of Collin James Baber, STS ESO

Ebby Beatrice
Texas A&M
Daughter of Gregory Beatrice, Special Agent

Natalie Hall
Northeastern University
Daughter of David W. Hall, Special Agent in Charge

Kari Mills
Pacific Lutheran University
Daughter of Bruce Mills, Retired Special Agent

Liz Minor
University of Virginia
Daughter of James Minor, Special Agent

Bailey Price
Drexel University
Daughter of Lonnie J. Price, Security Engineering Officer

Julia Reimer
Cornell University
Daughter of Calvin Reimer, Security Engineering Officer

Elizabeth Schurman
University of Virginia
Daughter of Chris Schurman, Acting PDAS & Acting Director

2017 DSF Scholarship Honorable Mention Recipients- $500 Award

Jessica Barnard
SUNY Binghamton
Daughter of Maria Barnard, Special Investigator

Debron Barnes
Kennesaw State University
Son of Jerald Barnes, Retired Special Agent

Cody Behselich
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Son of Brad Behselich, Special Agent/RSO

Lillian Bills
Brigham Young
Daughter of Rebecca Bills, PSS Contract Investigator

Noeline Boardman
Simpson College
Daughter of Chase Boardman, Special Agent

Thomas Brewick
Virginia Commonwealth
Son of Bonnie Shin, Contractor - CFO Office

Rio Castro
James Madison University
Daughter of Joseph Castro, Supervisory Special Agent

Michael Collins
Illinois State University
Son of Scott Collins, Retired Special Agent

Lauren Colonair
UNC Chapel Hill
Daughter of Mark A. Colonair, Operational Medicine Instructor

Katie Estrada
University of Maryland
Daughter of Mae Estrada, Financial Mangement Specialist

Nicole Ford
University of Mary Washington
Daughter of Corey Ford, Supervisory Special Agent

Sierra Guard
Virginia Commonwealth
Daughter of Edwin Guard, Office Director, Office of Field Office Management

Connor Hatch
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Son of Clark Hatch, Diplomatic Courier

Marquez Jenkins
Norfolk State University
Son of Cloette Jenkins, Contractor – Program Analysist II

Freddie Johnson
Oral Roberts University
Son of Freddie Lee Johnson, DS/HFO/DRO

Noah Massillon
Pomona College
Son of Jean Massillon, Security Engineering Officer

Lesa Munyan
Brigham Young
Daughter of Walt Munyan, DS/T/ATA PSC

Devon Parker
Towson University
Son of Rachel Bibee, Industrial Security Specialist

Michael Small
Florida Atlantic University
Son of Michael Small, Support Services Specialist

Molly Sullivan
Hollins University
Daughter of Colin Sullivan, SSA, Office Director, DS Command Center

A list of previous scholarship winners (2007-2017) can be found here: Scholarship Awards