AFSA NEWS 66 SEPTEMBER 2022 | THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL WilliamWonoo Bae Veronica Bate-Poxon Samuel Bills Titus Sterling Brock Adrienne Burns Ann Harriet Carew Elizabeth Carleton Ruby Chadwick AFSA SCHOLARSHIPS Meet the 2022 AFSAMerit Award Winners Academic Merit Scholarship Winners William Wonoo Bae – son of Eugene (State) and Min-Jeong Bae, graduated from the Ameri- can Embassy School, New Delhi, India. Plans to attend Virginia Tech to study computer science. Veronica Bate-Poxon – daugh- ter of Todd (State) and Julia Bate-Poxon, graduated from the Carlucci American Interna- tional School of Lisbon, Linho, Portugal. Plans to attend the College of William and Mary to study physics. Samuel Bills – son of Thomas (State) and Rebecca Bills, graduated from Timpview High School, Provo, Utah. Plans to attend Brigham Young Univer- sity to study science. Titus Sterling Brock – son of David (State) and Charlotte Brock, graduated from the International School of Beijing, Beijing, China. Plans to attend Carnegie Mellon University to study physics. Adrienne Burns – daughter of Jillian (State) and David Burns, graduated from James M. Ben- nett High School, Salisbury, Maryland. Plans to attend the University of Maryland, College Park, to study psychology. Ann Harriet Carew – daugh- ter of Jeremiah (USAID) and Flor de Maria Carew, gradu- ated from Academia Cotopaxi, Quito, Ecuador. Plans to attend Harvard University to study government. Founded in 1926, the AFSA Scholarship Program awarded $399,500 this year. In need-based Financial Aid Scholarships, $256,000 was divided among 73 students. In Merit Awards, 38 awards totaled $143,500. AFSA is proud to present the 2022 AFSAMerit Award winners, listed here alphabetically by last name.Winners received $3,500 each; Honorable Mentions received $2,000; the Best Essay $2,000; Sec- ond-Place Essay $1,500; and Third-Place Essay $1,000. AFSA thanks all judges and donors who made this year’s Merit Awards possible. Elizabeth Carleton – daughter of John Carleton (State) and Jennifer Bachus (State), gradu- ated from the International School of Prague, Prague, Czech Republic. Plans to attend the University of Rochester to study molecular genetics. Ruby Chadwick – daughter of Matthew (State) and Stephanie Chadwick, graduated from the American Embassy School, New Delhi, India. Plans to attend Stanford University to study biology. Audrey Y. Chang – daugh- ter of Min Chang (State) and June Kim, graduated from the American School of Paris, St. Cloud, France. Plans to attend the University of Southern Cali- fornia to study computational neuroscience. Cole Basas Crosby – son of Colin (State) and Vivian Crosby, graduated from the Hong Kong International School, Hong Kong, China. Plans to attend Princeton University to study public policy. Sophia Eisele – daughter of Erik (State) and Jennifer Eisele, graduated from the German International School Washing- ton D.C., Potomac, Maryland. Plans to attend college in Ger- many to study medicine. Otis Jesse Fischer – son of Otis Fischer (State), graduated from the American Embassy School, New Delhi, India. Plans to attend Claremont McKenna College to study economics and engineering.