Monday, November 6, 2017

REMINDER: Pickering Fellowship Program Info Session!

Are you aiming at a career in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State?
Learn about the Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship Program from a program representative!


WHEN: Tuesday, November 7, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
WHERE: 3205 Jimenez Hall


Please RSVP to scholarships@umd.edu. Interested but unable to attend? Please send us an email at the same address.

Funded by the U.S. Department of State, the Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship Program provides graduate students with financial support, mentoring and professional development to prepare them academically and professionally for a career with the U.S. Department of State.

**Members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.**

Pickering Fellowship Program Benefits
  • Up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expenses for a two-year master’s degree in fields related to the Foreign Service.
  • Up to $21,500 will be provided each academic year for two years for a Fellow’s tuition
  • Up to $16,000 stipend per academic year for two years for room and board, books/laboratory fees, and travel between the Fellow’s residence and university location
  • Two summer internships, one at a domestic office of the Department of State in Washington, D.C. and one overseas at a U.S. embassy or consulate. The program provides stipends, transportation and housing for these internships.
  • Orientation to the Program and the Foreign Service at the Department of State.
  • Mentoring from a Foreign Service Officer throughout the duration of the fellowship.
  • Employment in the Department of State Foreign Service for those who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service entry requirements in accordance with applicable law and State Department policy.

Eligibility
  • Only individuals who are United States citizens.
  • Applicants must be seeking admission to a U.S. graduate school beginning in fall 2018.
  • Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher.
  • Applicants must enroll in a two-year, full-time master’s degree program, at U.S. based graduate institutions only, 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) and be prepared to enter the Foreign Service in Summer 2020.

Deadline: January 18, 2018


http://www.twc.edu/thomas-r-pickering-foreign-affairs-fellowship-program