The AFSA Scholarship Program provides to children of Foreign Service employees who are AFSA members: need-based, financial aid scholarships (for undergraduate study) and one-time only academic and art merit scholarships (for high school seniors).
The Scholarship Fund grows primarily through individual and organization support and how its portfolio investments are performing. All donations to the AFSA Scholarship Fund are tax-deductible and are acknowledged upon receipt. On average, AFSA awards aid to approximately 100 Foreign Service children totaling close to $350,000 a year.
AFSA works closely with affiliated Foreign Service organizations. We have the flexibility that allows the AFSA Scholarship Fund to form a unique relationship with each body listed below.
The AFSA Governing Board maintains responsibility of all AFSA Scholarship Fund operations, and the AFSA Scholarship Committee oversees the administration of AFSA's Scholarship Program. The Scholarship Fund Bylaws keep the program true to its mission. The AFSA Governing Board provides oversight on the management of the Scholarship Fund portfolio valued at over $9 million.