Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program

Degree Level: Undergrad

Enrollment Status: Full-time

Field of Study: Arts & Humanities, or Social Sci., Business, Law, Education

GPA Cutoff: 3.2

Special Consideration: Extreme financial need, or Underrepresented racial or ethnic group, or Female

Location: United States, or International

Duration: Multi-year

Deadlines: February. Please check website below for the specific date.

Description:

The Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship program provides funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.

The Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship seeks to recruit talented students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. The goal is to attract outstanding students from all ethnic, racial, and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State. The Program develops a source of trained men and women from academic disciplines representing the skill needs of the Department, who are dedicated to representing America's interests abroad.

Pickering undergraduate fellows receive support for their senior year plus first year of graduate program. Fellows are also supported for two summer internships (one domestic and one overseas) and commit to four and a half years of Foreign Service.

http://www.woodrow.org/higher-education-fellowships/foreign_affairs/pickering_undergrad/index.php

Presentations: Public Affairs Presentation PPT

Award Details

Amount: $ 40,000 annually for senior year of college and for first year of graduate program in international affairs or related subject area at participating institutions. Schools provide support for 2nd year of program based on financial need. Two $10,000 stipends for internships (one domestic, one overseas).

Duration: Two years + four and a half years Foreign Service obligation

Minimum GPA: 3.2

Fields of Study: international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy.

Additional Qualifications: Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.