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Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program

The Rangel Graduate Fellowship is a collaborative effort between Howard University and U.S. State Department that aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. Fellows help shape a freer, more secure and prosperous world through formulating, representing, and implementing U.S. foreign policy. The award includes funding for tuition fees, room and board, books, and mandatory fees for a 2-year Master’s degrees in international affairs or a related field to the work of the Foreign Service. Upon successful completion of a Master’s degree, fellows commit to a minimum 5-year service in the U.S. Department of State.

 

NOTE: Rangel Fellows who obtain a master’s degree are committed to a minimum of 5 years of service. Candidates who do not successfully complete the Rangel Program and the subsequent 5-year service obligation may be subject to a reimbursement obligation


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Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship

The Pickering Graduate Fellowship is a collaborative effort between Howard University and the U.S. State Department. It aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. The fellowship offers a unique opportunity to promote positive change in the world. The award includes funding for tuition fees, room and board, books and mandatory fees for a 2-year Master’s degree in international affairs or a related field to the work of the Foreign Service. Upon successful completion of a Master’s degree, fellows commit to a minimum of 5 years of service in the Foreign Service.

 

NOTE: Pickering Fellows who obtain a master’s degree are committed to a minimum of 5 years of service. Candidates who do not successfully complete the Pickering Program and the subsequent 5-year service obligation may be subject to a reimbursement obligation


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USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program

The Payne Fellowship seeks to attract outstanding individuals interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The USAID provides an opportunity to advance U.S. foreign policy interests and reflects the American people’s compassion and support of human dignity through pressing global challenges such as poverty, hunger, injustice, disease, environmental degradation, climate change, and conflict and violent extremism. The fellowship provides up $48,000 per year for 2-year Master's programs. It covers tuition fees and a stipend for room and board, books and other education-related expenses. Fellows receive an appointment to the USAID Foreign Service, with a required 5 years of service.

 

NOTE: Payne Fellows who obtain a master’s degree are committed to a minimum of 5 years of service as a USAID Foreign Service Officer. Candidates who do not successfully complete the Payne Program and the subsequent 5-year service obligation may be subject to a reimbursement obligation


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James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program
Deadline: 12-15-2021

The Junior Fellows Program provides opportunities for individuals to work as research assistants to the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s senior associates. Fellows have the opportunity to conduct research for books, co-author journal articles and policy papers, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony and organize briefings attended by scholars, journalists, and government officials. The fellowship provides a paid full-time position for 1 year that pays approximately $40,000 with full benefits.


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Udall Undergraduate Scholarship
Deadline: 02-14-2022

The Udall Undergraduate Scholarship provides funding for undergraduate students interested in a career related to the environment or issues related to Native American tribal policy or health care. It provides students with the opportunity to connect with change-makers, working in Native American tribal policy, healthcare or environmental issues. The scholarship awards $7,000 for 1 year, which can be used for tuition fees, books, and room and board.


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Harry S. Truman Scholarship
Deadline: 01-15-2021

The Truman Scholarship is a premier graduate fellowship for those pursuing careers as public service leaders. The scholarship is awarded to college juniors for graduate school education leading to a career in public service. Truman Scholars have been recognized as future “change agents.” They have the passion, intellect, and leadership potential that should enable them to improve the way that public entities serve the public good. The award consists of up to $30,000 for graduate or professional school. For receiving Truman funds, you are required to work in public service for 3 of the 7 years following completion of the graduate degree program.


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Boren Fellowship
Deadline: 01-03-2022

The Boren Fellowship provides funding for graduate students to obtain long-term linguistic and cultural immersion abroad. The scholarship provides up to $25,000 in funding to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Upon completion of the Boren Scholarship, you are obligated to work for the federal government in some capacity for one year after graduation.


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Boren Scholarship
Deadline: 01-03-2022

The Boren Scholarship provides funding for undergraduate students to obtain long-term linguistic and cultural immersion abroad. The scholarship provides up to $25,000 in funding to study abroad in areas of the world that are both critical to U.S. interests and are underrepresented in study abroad programs, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Upon completion of the Boren Fellowship, you are obligated to work for the federal government in some capacity for 1 year after graduation.


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