Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellowship
The Fellowship aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State and supports them through two years of graduate study, internships, mentoring, and professional development activities. This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need.
The program awards 45 fellowships of up to up to $84,000 over two years for tuition, room, board, books and mandatory fees for completion of two-year master’s degrees. This includes up to $24,000 per year for tuition and mandatory fees and an academic year stipend of $18,000.
Fellows who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service entry requirements will receive appointments as Foreign Service Officers for a minimum of 5 years of service.
Fellowship website: http://rangelprogram.org/graduate-fellowship-program/
Level of study: Graduate
General location of study: Domestic
Specific location, if applicable (country and/or institution): Various
Requires campus endorsement/nomination?: No
Campus application deadline (if applicable): N/A
Final application deadline (check fellowship website for specific yearly date): mid-October
General fields of study/professional interests: Humanities, Social Sciences, Languages, Public Service
Other specific criteria: Must be a U.S. citizen and show clear interest in a Foreign Service career with the U.S. Department of State, along with a strong academic background, a commitment to service, leadership skills, financial need for graduate school, diverse interests in areas such as international affairs and government, cultural sensitivity, writing skills, and an ability to overcome obstacles. Fellows must obtain graduate degrees in a field of study relevant to a career in the State Department Foreign Service, such as public administration, public policy, international relations, business administration, economics, history, political science, communications, or foreign languages