This robust AFSA member benefit has disbursed more than $4.3 million to 2,300 students in the last 26 years.
The AFSA scholarship program is open to the children of Foreign Service employees whose parents must also be members of the American Foreign Service Association.
Over the last twenty years, the American Foreign Service Association board has grown from 21 to 29 members; a recent bylaw amendment will reduce the board's size to 19 as of the 2017–2019 term.
American Foreign Service Association's president is Ambassador Barbara Stephenson, a senior foreign service officer and ambassador who previously served in Panama, Iraq, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Curacao. American Foreign Service Association maintains its headquarters building at 2101 E Street NW in Washington, DC.
There are also smaller offices within the Department of State, USAID, and the Department of Commerce.
American Foreign Service Association's staff is divided into the following departments: Executive Office, Member Services, Advocacy, Scholarships, Communications, Foreign Service Journal, Business and Accounting, and Labor Management.FSYF is pleased to offer two academic merit award (scholarships) for college-bound seniors and gap year students, who intend to attend college in the following Fall.FSYF offers a ,000 one-time award and a ,000 one-time award.In its efforts to explain the Foreign Service's role and to build domestic constituencies to support its activities, American Foreign Service Association operates a speakers' bureau, which makes experienced diplomats available to speak to a wide range of groups all across the country.Through Road Scholar programs, American Foreign Service Association members conduct continuing education classes on the Foreign Service.Applicants must be FSYF Members by the time they submit their application.The DC TAG expands higher education choices for District residents by providing grants of up to ,000 toward the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition at public four-year colleges and universities throughout the US, Guam and Puerto Rico.Since 1968, American Foreign Service Association has honored achievement, performance, courage and sacrifice within the Foreign Service community through their awards program.All of American Foreign Service Association's awards programs, as well the American Foreign Service Association's memorial plaques, are administered by American Foreign Service Association's Coordinator for Special Awards and Outreach.Stop by our office at 203-B Thomson Hall, or email us at [email protected] back often, as new opportunities will be added as we find them!