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The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program

$75,000

January 13, 2019

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  • Scholarship Description
  • Funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, the prestigious Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship Program provides undergraduate and graduate students with financial support, mentoring and professional development to prepare them academically and professionally for a career in the U.S. 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.

    Program benefits:
    -Undergraduate candidates: Up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expenses for the senior year of undergraduate studies, and first year of a master's degree in fields related to the Foreign Service such as business administration, economics, public policy, international affairs, and other relevant fields
    -Graduate candidates: Up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expenses for a two-year master's degree in fields related to the Foreign Service such as business administration, economics, public policy, international affairs, and other relevant fields
    -Two summer internships, one at a domestic office of the Department of State in Washington, D.C. and one overseas at a U.S. embassy or consulate. The program provides stipends, transportation and housing for these internships
    -Orientation to the program and the Foreign Service at the Department of State
    -Mentoring from a Foreign Service Officer throughout the duration of the fellowship
    -Employment in the Department of State Foreign Service for those who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service entry requirements

    Undergraduate eligibility:
    -Only individuals who are U.S. citizens
    -Applicants must be in the junior year of undergraduate study at a U.S. undergraduate institution.
    -Applicants must be expecting to receive their bachelor's degree in upcoming spring
    -Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher at the time of application and this grade point average must be maintained throughout participation in the program
    -Applicants must enroll in a two-year, full-time master's degree program, at U.S. based graduate institutions only, in an academic field relevant to the work of the Foreign Service (public policy, international affairs, public administration, business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages) and be prepared to enter the Foreign Service
    -Applicants must be able to attend June orientation in Washington, D.C. if selected
    -Applicants must be available to fulfill the summer internship obligations

    Graduate eligibility:
    -Only individuals who are U.S. citizens
    -Applicants must be seeking admission to a U.S. graduate school beginning in the upcoming fall
    -Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher at the time of application and this grade point average must be maintained throughout participation in the program
    -Applicants must enroll in a two-year, full-time master's degree program, at U.S. based graduate institutions only, in an academic field relevant to the work of the Foreign Service (public policy, international affairs, public administration, business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages) and be prepared to enter the Foreign Service
    -Applicants must be able to attend June orientation in Washington, D.C. if selected
    -Applicants must be available to fulfill the summer internship obligations

    For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
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