AAFSW Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the SOSA Awards

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Secretary of State Award for Outstanding Volunteerism Abroad (SOSA). Inspiring clips from interviews with former Secretary of State James Baker, Susan Baker, SOSA winners [Foreign Service employees and family members] with projects in Kigali, Chennai, Abuja and Madrid, AAFSW leaders, and a charismatic official from the Nigerian Ministry of…

Our History

Our History

Through advocacy within the State Department and Congress, we established the Family Liaison Office, supported the establishment of the Overseas Briefing Center (now known as the Transition Center), Around the World in a Lifetime (AWAL), and the Foreign Service Youth Foundation, among other organizations. We staff a Housing referral office in the State Department, operate…

The Senior Living Foundation

We want all Foreign Service personnel and their spouses (including surviving or divorced spouses) to know about the Senior Living Foundation (SLF), which celebrated its 25th anniversary in May 2014. Since its inception, SLF has provided retired members of the Foreign Service with financial and non-monetary assistance on the basis of need. It has educational…

Our Scholarships

Our Scholarships

For High School Seniors and Current College Students The following AAFSW scholarships are available, with application deadlines in early April. Application forms are available early in the application year and will be announced in our Global Link newsletter, and on our website and Facebook page. AAFSW High School/Gap Year Merit Scholarship This $2,000 scholarship recognizes…