Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program

Degree Level: Post UG, or Graduate

Field of Study: Arts & Humanities, or Social Sci., Business, Law, Education

GPA Cutoff: 3.2

Special Consideration: Extreme financial need, or Underrepresented racial or ethnic group, or Female

Location: International

Duration: Multi-year

Deadlines: February. Please check website below for the specific date.

Description:

The Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship program provides funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.

The goal of the fellowship program is to attract outstanding students who enroll in 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, who represent all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds and who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State. The program develops a source of trained men and women who will represent the skill needs of the Department and who are dedicated to representing America's interests abroad.

Fellows receive tuition for graduate program in relevant field plus paid summer internships (one domestic and one international) plus mentoring. Fellows commit to three years in foreign service post award.

http://www.woodrow.org/higher-education-fellowships/foreign_affairs/pickering_grad/index.php

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Award Details

Amount: Tuition, room, board, and fees plus stipends during participation two summer internships (one domestic and one overseas)

Duration: Two years of graduate school + 3 year foreign service obligation

Degree: Undergraduate and Graduate

Minimum GPA: 3.2

Fields of Study: public policy, international affairs, or public administration, or in an academic field such as business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages

Additional Qualifications: Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply