The Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellowship program aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. Rangel Fellows receive 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. This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need.
Campus Contact/ Application Process/ This Year's Deadline:
Heather Smith-Cannoy, Dept. of International Affairs
Applicants must be seeking admission to a U.S. graduate school for the upcoming fall 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). They must be U.S. citizens who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application. This GPA must be maintained throughout participation of the program.