The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship
July 27, 2017
“The Rangel Graduate Fellowship is a program that aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State in which they can help formulate, represent and implement U.S. foreign policy. The Rangel Program selects outstanding Rangel Fellows annually in a highly competitive nationwide process and supports them through two years of graduate study, internships, mentoring, and professional development activities. This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need. Fellows who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service entry requirements will receive appointments as Foreign Service Officers.”
In 2018 the Rangel Program plans to award 30 fellowships of up to $37,500 annually towards tuition, room, board, books and mandatory fees for completion of two-year master’s degrees. At the conclusion of two years of study, the Rangel Fellow is expected to have obtained a degree in international affairs or another area of relevance to the work of the Foreign Service (such as public administration, public policy, business administration, foreign languages, economics, political science, or communications) at a graduate or professional school approved by the Rangel Program, and then commits to five years of service with the State Department.
Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Applicants must be seeking admission to enter graduate school in the fall of 2018 for a two-year program at a U.S. university. They can be in their senior year of their undergraduate studies, graduating by June 2018, or they can be college graduates. Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application.
Deadline: September 21, 2017