Future Foreign Service Officers: Rangel Fellowship opening in June


The time to apply for the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship program is this summer for rising seniors and those seeking to begin graduate study in Fall 2018. The fellowship provides up to $47,500 annually for two years. The application will likely open in mid-June and close in mid-September. I’ve included a brief summary of the fellowship including eligibility information below. Our office is open all summer and we are happy to talk with students about this fellowship and support their applications. You can read more about the program online at www.rangelprogram.org.

*As an additional note, UW’s own Hamda Yusuf (class of 2016) was named a 2016 Rangel Fellow and is set to begin her graduate studies this coming autumn. You’ll find her picture and can read a little bit about her study plans on our website at www.expd.uw.edu/scholarships.



· The Rangel Program plans awards approximately 30 fellowships of up to $47,500 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 at a graduate or professional school approved by the Rangel Program. Awardees are expected to maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 throughout their period of study.

Additional award benefits:

· Two summer internships (Capitol Hill and Overseas at U.S. Embassies): Fellows will participate in two internships. The first, an internship working on international issues for Members of Congress in Washington, D.C., will occur in the summer after being selected and before the first year of graduate study. The second will be an overseas internship in a U. S. Embassy that takes place during the summer between the first and second years of graduate study.

· Mentoring: Each Fellow will receive mentoring from a Foreign Service Officer throughout the duration of the fellowship as well as during his/her early employment at the State Department


· Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

· Applicants must be seeking admission to enter graduate school in the fall of 2018 for a two-year program at a U.S. university in an area of relevance to the Foreign Service. They can be in their senior year of their undergraduate studies, graduating by June 2018, or they can be college graduates.

· Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application.


· The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowship & Awards is open during the summer! Contact scholarq to set up an appointment. We’re happy to work via skype if you have travel plans this summer.


* Students, you can schedule scholarship advising appointments using Google Calendar. Follow the link, http://bit.ly/23LXpx4, and choose a time that works for you!


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