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Monday, February 4, 2013

Things you might want to know......


Scholarships
Don’t miss the opportunity to apply for AFSA’s college scholarships for the 2013-14 academic year. AFSA is offering merit awards for seniors for accomplishments in the arts and academics, as well as need-based college scholarships for undergraduate study. The deadline to apply for the Merit Awards is February 6, 2013, and March 6, 2013 for the Financial Aid Scholarships. Students apply online and can track their application status.
Note: AFSA scholarships and awards are now a benefit of AFSA membership so only tax-dependent children of AFSA members who are/were Foreign Service employees are eligible to apply.
Visit www.afsa.org/scholar  for complete details.


Careers/jobs
The State Department has announced the 2013 Open Season for the Expanded Professional Associates Program (EPAP). The program offers Appointment Eligible Family Members (AEFMs) whose employee sponsors have overseas assignments of at least one year an opportunity to fill professional-level, full-time positions that are open “Now” and through “Summer 2013.” EPAP is now managed by FLO. 
There are two parts and deadlines to the EPAP application process: 
                                     1) Business writing test must be completed by February 28, 2013.
                                     2) Full application package is due by March 22, 2013.  


Check FLO’s Internet website  for details about the program, the writing test and the application package requirements. For more info e-mail ApplyProfAssoc@state.gov