Now available: 2017 DSF Scholarship Application

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 2017 award is for HS seniors entering their freshman year during the 2017-18 school year. Deadline for submission is May 1, 2017 (application must be received or postmarked by May 1 - transcripts and Letters of Recommendation are not held to this deadline but should be received by DSF no later than mid May). Award will be made late July 2017. 

A list of other scholarship opportunities outside of DSF may be found here: Other Scholarships

10TH Annual DSF Scholarship Award - 2016

Congratulations to the 2016 winners!

The 2016 winners were selected from a pool of 22 outstanding applicants. The top two students received an award of $5,000, and six others each received an award of $2,500 to be used for their college education. While all of the applicants had impressive academic and extra-curricular credentials, these eight winners were truly exceptional. 

2016 DSF Scholarship $5,000 Award Recipients

Isabella Blackman
Attending The University of Virginia
Daughter of Brian Blackman, Special Agent

Elizabeth Chung
Attending The University of Virginia
Daughter of Foon Chung, Retired Agent

2016 DSF Scholarship $2,500 Award Recipients

Peter Bruchnak
Attending The University of Michigan
Son of Kirk Bruchnak, Investigative Analyst

Patrick French
Attending UCLA
Son of Michael French, Retired Agent

Sabrina Harms
Attending The University of Virginia
Daughter of Glenn Harms, Security Engineering Officer

Michael Hayes
Attending Middlebury College
Son of Paul Hayes, Special Investigator

Addison Patrick
Attending The University of Virginia
Daughter of Carolyn Patrick, Personal Security Specialist Team lead (DS/SI/DSS)

Victoria Spiotto
Attending The University of Virginia
Daughter of Gaetano Spiotto, Retired Agent/DOJ-ATF DS Special Investigator

We wish all of the candidates who applied for the scholarship the very best in their college careers.