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The Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship

November 05, 2012

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The Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate 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 Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship seeks to recruit talented students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. The goal is to attract outstanding students from all ethnic, racial, and social backgrounds 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 from academic disciplines representing the skill needs of the Department, who are dedicated to representing America’s interests abroad.

Eligibility: Applicants must be in their undergraduate junior year; United States citizens; a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application and must be maintained throughout participation of the program.

Deadline: February 7, 2013

Contact: If you have any questions about the program, you may send an email to or write to:
        Dr. Caryl Loney-McFarlane
        Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program
        The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
        P.O. Box 2437
        Princeton, NJ 08543-2437

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