The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program is now accepting applications for its 2011 graduate fellowships. The Rangel Program seeks applicants who are interested in promoting positive change in the world as Foreign Service Officers for the U.S. Department of State. The fellowship is open to undergraduate seniors and recent graduates who want to begin two-year master’s programs in the fall of 2011.
In March 2011, the program will select twenty Rangel Fellows who will receive up to $90,000 in benefits over two years to fund tuition, mandatory fees, and living expenses for completion of two-year master’s degrees, as well as summer internships to promote professional development. Fellows may use the fellowship to fund graduate studies of international affairs or a related subject such as public administration, business administration or public policy at U.S. universities. Those who successfully complete the program will receive appointments as Foreign Service
Officers upon graduation, embarking on one of the most exciting and rewarding careers. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship, plans to enter graduate school in fall 2011, and a minimum 3.2 GPA. The program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need. The application deadline is January 21, 2011.
Additional information about the Rangel Program and specific application requirements are available here. The Rangel Program is managed by the Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center at Howard University and funded by the U.S. Department of State. It seeks to promote excellence and diversity in the U.S. Foreign Service.
Patricia Scroggs – Director
Erica Lee – Program Assistant