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American Foreign Service Association National High School Essay Contest

American Foreign Service Association (AFSA)

Application Information


Scholarship Overview

This contest is for high school students in grades 9 through 12 who are US citizens. To apply, applicants must write an essay on a given topic related to the Foreign Service. The winner will receive a $2,500 prize, a trip to Washington, DC, with their parents to meet the Secretary of State, and an educational voyage from Semester at Sea to be used once the winner enters an accredited college or university. Students whose parents are in the Foreign Service are not eligible.

How easy is it to apply?


This scholarship has application requirements that could take a lot of time and effort.

How much competition is there?


You will be competing against a pretty high number of people for this scholarship.

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Deadline: Mar 15
The deadline for this scholarship has passed.
Average Award: $2,500
Awards Granted: 1


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