Subject: Foreign Service Graduate Fellowships - Pickering/Rangel/Payne
Are you interested in joining the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of
State or the USAID Foreign Service? Do you want to make a positive change in
The Pickering and Rangel Graduate Fellowships provide financial support
through two years of graduate study, internships, mentoring, and professional
development activities leading to an appointment in the Foreign Service of
the U.S. Department of State. These programs are now open and the
applications are due in September (see below).
The Payne International Development Fellowship provides similar support
through two years leading to an appointment with the USAID Foreign Service.
IMPORTANT: The Pickering, Rangel, and Payne programs seek applications from
students and recent graduates who are US citizens with financial need,
especially those who are members of minority groups historically
underrepresented in the Foreign Service.
Learn more by registering for a foreign service fellowships webinar:
Wednesday, August 3, 4:00 pm
Thursday, August 4, 12:00 pm
If you are not able to attend one of the webinars, write to Dr. Leslie Brice:
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Service Requirement: Recipients of all three programs are obligated to
complete a minimum five-year term of service as a Foreign Service Officer.
Eligibility requirements for all programs:
Applicants must be seeking admission to enter graduate school in the fall of
2023 for a two-year program at a U.S. university in an area of relevance to
the Foreign Service. This includes management. Technical fields are accepted
for the Payne Fellowship program. Applicants may be in their senior year of
their undergraduate studies, graduating by June 2023, or they can be college
Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the
time of application.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
Rangel - September 22, 2022
Pickering - September 29, 2022
Payne - November 4, 2022
Dr. Leslie Brice, Assistant Director, National Scholarships Office UMD
Contact Person: Dr. Leslie Brice
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