Monday, June 14, 2021

Foreign Service Fellowships - Pickering/Rangel/Payne

Are you interested in joining the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State or the USAID Foreign Service? Do you want to make a positive change in the world?  

The Pickering and Rangel Graduate Fellowships provide financial support through two years of graduate study, internships, mentoring, and professional development activities leading to an appointment in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State.  
The Payne International Development Fellowship provides similar support through two years leading to an appointment with the USAID Foreign Service. 

IMPORTANT: The Pickering, Rangel, and Payne programs seek applications from students and recent graduates who are US citizens with financial need, especially those who are members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service.

Learn more by registering for a foreign service fellowships webinar:
Monday, June 14, 4:00 - 4:45 pm
Tuesday, June 29, 4:00 - 4:45 pm
Wednesday, June 30, 12:00 - 12:45 pm
If you are not able to attend one of the webinars, please fill out this brief interest survey.  

Service Requirement: Recipients of all three programs are obligated to complete a minimum five-year term of service as a Foreign Service officer.
Eligibility requirements for all programs:
  • Applicants must be seeking admission to enter graduate school in the fall of 2022 for a two-year program at a U.S. university in an area of relevance to the Foreign Service. This now includes management. Technical fields are accepted for the Payne Fellowship program.  Applicants may be in their senior year of their undergraduate studies, graduating by June 2022, or they can be college graduates.
  • Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

DEADLINES: TBD, but as early as mid-September

We look forward to hearing from you!