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State Department Foreign Service Scholarships

 
Are you aiming at a career in Diplomacy or International Development? Are
you interested in joining the Foreign Service of the US Department of
State or the US Agency for International Development (USAID)?

 
The Pickering, Payne, and RangelFellowship programs seek young men and
women who are dedicated to representing America's interests abroad.
Students with financial need, women, and members of minority groups
historically underrepresented in the State Department or USAID Foreign
Services, are encouraged to apply. Pickering, Payne, and Rangel awards
provide financial support for two years of graduate study (and one year of
undergraduate study also for junior-year Pickering awardees), as well as
summer internship placements and mentoring programs. See more detailed
information below.
 

Who can apply: U.S. Citizens; GPA of 3.2 or higher required; Graduating
Seniors and Recent Grads are eligible to apply for Pickering, Payne, and
Rangel Fellowships;Juniors are eligible to apply for the Pickering
Undergraduate Fellowship; full-time undergraduate students who are
eligible to apply for the Rangel Summer Enrichment program. Students with
financial need, women, and members of minority groups historically
underrepresented in the State Department or USAID Foreign Services, are
encouraged to apply. PLEASE NOTE: Successful Pickering, Payne, and Rangel
Foreign Affairs Fellowship applicants are obligated to complete a minimum
term of service in an appointment as a Foreign Service officer. The
service obligation DOES NOT apply to Summer Enrichment program
participants. See more details about each program below.
 

INFORMATION SESSIONS: Learn more about the Pickering and Rangel Foreign
Service programs by attending an information workshop at the National
Scholarships Office.  Please RSVP to [log in to unmask] for the session
you plan to attend ­ if you are interested but cannot attend, please write
us at the same address.
 
Thursday, November 29 at 4 pm ­ 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, November 30 at 4 pm ­ 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Monday, December 3 at 12 noon ­ 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Tuesday, December 4 at 12 noon ­ 2403 Marie Mount Hall
 
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FOR GRADUATING SENIORS AND RECENT GRADUATES:
 
PAYNE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP
Who can apply: Who can apply: US Citizens ­ Graduating Seniors, Recent
Graduates ­ 3.2 GPA or higher required ­ All Majors ­ Students with
financial need, women, and members of minority groups historically
underrepresented in the Foreign Service, are encouraged to apply. The
USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship
Program seeks to attract outstanding young people who are interested in
pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for
International Development (USAID). If you want to work on the front lines
of some of the most pressing global challenges of our times ‹ poverty,
hunger, injustice, disease, environmental degradation, climate change,
conflict and violent extremism ­ the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency
for International Development provides an opportunity to advance U.S.
foreign policy interests and reflect the American people's compassion and
support of human dignity. The Payne Fellowship, which provides up to
$90,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and
professional development activities, provides a unique pathway to the
USAID Foreign Service. The Payne Fellowship encourages the application of
members of minority groups who have historically been underrepresented in
international development careers and those with financial need.
Application Deadline: January 23, 2013
 

PICKERING GRADUATE FOREIGN AFFAIRS FELLOWSHIP
Who can apply: US Citizens ­ Graduating Seniors, Recent Graduates ­ 3.2
GPA or higher required ­ All Majors ­ Students with financial need, women,
and members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the
Foreign Service, are encouraged to apply.
Description: The Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship
program provides funding to outstanding students who are planning to enter
the United States Department of State Foreign Service.  The Pickering
Fellowship provides financial support to for two-year master's degree
programs in public policy, international affairs, public administration,
or academic fields such as business, economics, political science,
sociology, or foreign languages. The program also provides State
Department mentoring and internship opportunities. Each successful
candidate is obligated to a minimum of three years of service in an
appointment as a Foreign Service officer.
Application Deadline: January 21, 2013
 

RANGEL INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP
Who Can Apply: US Citizens ­ Graduating Seniors, Recent Graduates ­ GPA of
3.2 or higher required ­ All Majors ­ Women, members of minority groups
historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with
financial need are encouraged to apply.
Description: The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship
Program seeks to attract and educate outstanding young people who desire a
career in the Foreign Service. Funded by the U.S. Department of State,
these Fellowships prepare students to enter exciting and rewarding careers
in public service as Foreign Service Officers. The Rangel Program
encourages the involvement of members of minority groups and those with
financial need. In this manner, it advances the goal of creating an
excellent and diverse U.S. Foreign Service that represents the rich range
of talents and expertise of the American people. Each Rangel Fellow who
obtains a masteršs degree is committed to a minimum of three years of
service in an appointment as a Foreign Service Officer.
Application Deadline: January 18, 2013
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FOR JUNIORS:
 
PICKERING UNDERGRADUATE FOREIGN AFFAIRS FELLOWSHIP
Who Can Apply: US Citizens ­ Juniors ­ GPA of 3.2 or higher required ­ All
majors ­ Students with financial need, women, and members of minority
groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, are
encouraged to apply.
Description: The Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship
program was created by the US State Department to attract outstanding
students from all ethnic, racial, and social backgrounds who are
interested in pursuing careers as Foreign Service officers. Foreign
Service officers staff U.S. embassies, consulates, and missions worldwide
and also serve in Washington, D.C. Their responsibilities include policy
analysis, formulation, and execution; management of resources; the
provision of services to Americans in need; implementation of U.S.
immigration and nationality law; trade promotion and business
facilitation; public diplomacy; and representation of U.S. interests. The
Pickering Fellowship program seeks to recruit talented juniors majoring in
fields relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis,
administration, management, and science policy. Each successful candidate
is obligated to a minimum of three years of service in an appointment as a
Foreign Service officer.
Application Deadline: February 7, 2013
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FOR SENIORS, JUNIORS, SOPHOMORES, AND ADVANCED FRESHMEN
 
RANGEL INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM
Who Can Apply: U.S. Citizens ­ Full-time undergraduate students (Freshmen
see note below) ­ GPA of 3.2 or higher required ­ All Majors­ Students
with financial need, women, and members of minority groups
 historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, are encouraged to
apply. IMPORTANT: The selection committee my consider students who have
completed their freshman year if these students have outstanding academic
backgrounds and significant international experience.
Description: The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment
Program is designed to provide students with a deeper appreciation of
current issues and trends in international affairs, greater understanding
of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced
knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. The Program encourages the
involvement of African American and other minority group students.
Students who take part in the Program are referred to as Charles B. Rangel
International Affairs Scholars (Rangel Scholars). This program takes place
at Howard University in Washington DC for six weeks beginning in mid-June.
It includes academic courses and additional seminars and visits to give
students exposure to key policymakers and practitioners of international
affairs.

Academics: During this program, students receive intensive instruction in
three courses: Political Economy, History of U.S. Foreign Relations and
Writing. Nine semester hours of academic credit may be awarded.
Outside Activities: To enhance their understanding of the conduct of U.S.
foreign policy and international career options, Program participants meet
with Executive Branch policymakers, Members of Congress, representatives
of non-governmental organizations, foreign government officials and other
individuals involved in international relations. In recent years,
participants have visited the State Department, Capitol Hill, the Central
Intelligence Agency, the World Bank, the United Nations, the Pentagon and
the National Foreign Affairs Training Center. Award Amount: Students who
are accepted receive tuition, travel, room and board, as well as a $3,500
stipend for the program.
Application Deadline: Deadlines: February 8, 2013
 
 
 
 

 

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