AFSA High School Essay Contest


March 15, 2019

Awards Available: 2

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  • Scholarship Description
  • The prestigious contest encourages high school students to think about important international issues and learn about one of America's best kept secrets: The United States Foreign Service.

    This year, we throw the spotlight on a clear and present challenge: The growing number of refugees and internally displaced persons around the world. The contest challenges students to imagine themselves as a member of the Foreign Service posted to one of four countries that are directly affected by this crisis, and to propose solutions. Click here for more details on the topic.

    AFSA welcomes the continuing support of our fantastic contest partners: The United States Institute of Peace, Semester at Sea, and the National Student Leadership Conference. They make possible the fantastic prizes for our winner and runner-up. The winner receives $2,500, a trip to Washington, D.C. to meet the Secretary of State, and full tuition for a Semester at Sea educational voyage. The runner-up receives $1,250 and full tuition for the NSLC's International Diplomacy summer program.

    Eligibility for AFSA's National High School Essay Contest is limited to high school students of U.S. citizenship, in grades 9-12, whose parents are not members of the Foreign Service.

    For more information and to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
  • Contact
  • Perri Green
  • 2101 E Street NW
  • Washington, DC 20037
  • tel: 202-338-4045
  • fax: 202-338-6820

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Eboni M  on 3/16/2018 12:04:25 AM

E. Moore This scholarship was very quick to register and complete. Wish there were more like this one.

Nyvon H  on 3/12/2018 9:40:53 AM

i really interested in the scholarship

Mayra A  on 3/10/2018 11:01:57 AM

I wish there were more scholarship like these. They are trying spread awareness and helping students with their future at the same time.

Joshua c  on 2/28/2018 7:53:54 AM

So if you don't win first or second place you dont get any money for scholarships?

Mekayla H  on 3/14/2017 5:24:12 PM

Yes looking for scholarships and this one was quick to complete

Kayla S  on 10/19/2015 5:49:09 PM

Could it possibly be a fictional essay?

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