The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program awards fellowships toward tuition, room, board, books and mandatory fees for completion of a two-year master’s degree. (In 2015 the Rangel Program plans to award 30 fellowships of up to $35,000 annually.) The Fellowship welcomes applications from individuals who want to make a difference in the world through service as Foreign Service Officers in the U.S. Department of State.
At the conclusion of two years of study, the Rangel Fellow is expected to obtain a degree in international affairs or another area of relevance to the work of the Foreign Service (such as public administration, public policy, business administration, foreign languages, economics, political science, or communications) at a graduate or professional school. Awardees are expected to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.2 throughout their period of study.
Only U.S. Citizens will be considered as applicants. Applicants must be in the senior year of their undergraduate study or have completed their undergraduate degree and must be seeking admission to enter graduate school for a two-year program. Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application. Consideration will be given to qualified applicants who, in addition to outstanding leadership skills and academic achievement, demonstrate financial need. Awardees may be in their senior year of college or may have recently graduated from college and be engaged in a relevant career. A candidate’s community, academic, extracurricular, and leadership activities will be considered during the selection process.
The application deadline is Wednesday, January 14, 2015.