Thursday, October 31, 2013

USAID and State Department Foreign Service Scholarships!

Are you aiming at a career in Diplomacy or International Development? Are you interested in joining the Foreign Service of the US Department of State or the US Agency for International Development (USAID)?

The Pickering, Payne, and Rangel Fellowship programs seek young men and women who are dedicated to representing America's interests abroad. Students with financial need and members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the State Department or USAID Foreign Services, are encouraged to apply. Pickering, Payne, and Rangel awards provide financial support for two years of graduate study (and one year of undergraduate study also for junior-year Pickering awardees), as well as summer internship placements and mentoring programs. See more detailed information below.

PLEASE NOTE: Successful Pickering, Payne, and Rangel Foreign Affairs Fellowship applicants are obligated to complete a minimum term of service in an appointment as a Foreign Service officer. The service obligation DOES NOT apply to Summer Enrichment program participants. See more details about each program below.

INFORMATION SESSIONS: Learn more about the Pickering and Rangel Foreign Service programs by attending an information workshop at the National Scholarships Office.  Please RSVP to scholarships@umd.edu for the session you plan to attend – if you are interested but cannot attend, please write us at the same address.

Tuesday, November 5 at 4 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, November 6 at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, November 6 at 4 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, November 7 at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, November 8 at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, November 8 at 4 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall