AFSA National High School Essay Contest

American Foreign Service Association


Up to $2,500

awards available



April 03, 2023


The AFSA National High School Essay Contest is open to high school students. In your essay submission, 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.

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