Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Fellowship Program in Foreign Affairs

Pickering Fellows have the opportunity to work as Foreign Service Officers, serving in Washington, DC or at a U.S. embassy, consulate, or diplomatic mission around the globe. The program seeks to prepare outstanding young people, based on financial need, who represent ethnic, gender, social, and geographic diversity and have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State. Students applying to the Pickering Fellows program should also consider applying to the Charles B. Rangel International Fellowship.  

Award: 30 fellowships of up to $37,500 annually for a two-year period for tuition, room, board, books, and mandatory fees for completion of two-year master’s degrees. This award includes up to $21,500 per year for tuition and mandatory fees and an academic year stipend of $16,000

Eligibility Requirements:

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Must seek admission to a U.S. graduate school
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Must enroll in a two-year, full-time, on-campus master’s degree program at a U.S.-based graduate institution
  • Must obtain graduate degrees in international affairs or a related subject such as public administration, public policy, international relations, etc. at a graduate school approved by the Pickering Program

Deadline: mid-September

Interested applicants should contact Andrew Chapman of the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards by filling out the following intake form

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