AFSA High School Essay Contest
April 06, 2023
- Scholarship Description
The American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) offers students an opportunity to compete in its High School Essay Contest. Students will explore the role of the Foreign Service and civilian government in promoting peace, national security, and economic prosperity around the world. The winner will receive $2,500, a trip to Washington, D.C. to meet a member of the State Department's leadership and a full scholarship for a Semester at Sea education voyage. The runner-up receives $1,250 and a full scholarship to attend the International Diplomacy Program of the National Student Leadership Conference.
In your essay, you will select a country or region in which the United States Foreign Service has been involved at any point since 1924 and describe, in 1,500 words or less, how the Foreign Service was successful or unsuccessful in advancing American foreign policy goals – including promoting peace – in this country/region and propose ways in which it might continue to improve those goals in the coming years. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.