Other Scholarship Opportunities, outside of DSF include:
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AFSA Scholarship Fund Program
Only the children of Foreign Service employees, whose parent(s) is a member of the American Foreign Service Association (AFSA), are eligible to apply for an AFSA award/scholarship. A student must be claimed as a dependent on the most recent IRS tax form by his/her parent(s) or guardian(s). An AFSA member is or has been an employee (active duty, retired, deceased, and/or separated) with a foreign affairs agency as defined by the Foreign Service Act of 1980 (Department of State, USAID, USIA, BBG, FCS, FAS or APHIS). Children of AFSA Scholarship Committee members are ineligible for AFSA awards or scholarships. For those high school students whose parents are not in the U.S. Government Foreign Service, please view information on AFSA’s High School Essay Contest. Deadline is usually March 15. For more info, visit the AFSA website.
Did you know the Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund (FEEA) has an annual scholarship too? Feds with at least three years of service are eligible to apply, as are their spouses and college-age dependents. Employees may be part-time students; spouses and dependents must have full-time student status. Applications due January - March. For more info, visit FEEA
For High School Seniors
Who is eligible? The High School graduates who are children of current, retired, or deceased members of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association. Deadline is usually late June. For more info, visit the FLEOA website.
FSYF Academic Merit Scholarship
The Foreign Service Youth Foundation has an annual scholarship award, they offers a one time first place prize of $4,000 and a second place prize of $2,000. High school seniors and gap year dependents whose families are members of the Foreign Service Youth Foundation (FSYF) are eligible to apply. Deadline is usually early February. For more info, visit the FSYF website.
For Current College Students
The State Department Federal Credit Union (SDFCU) awards $60,000 in scholarship money. Scholarship winners are selected based on academic achievement, financial need, personal statement and essay. Application usually available in February. Visit SDFCU for more info.
WIFLE (Women in Federal Law Enforcement) offers several scholarships to talented individuals who are majoring in Criminal Justice and is interested in working in the law enforcement field after graduation from college. The dollar amount of each scholarship will be $2,500 but can vary based on numerous factors. Awards may be renewable on subsequent applications. Applications are due in May. Visit the WIFLE website for more info.