The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program is now open. Only the citizens of the United States are invited to apply. They must be seeking admission to enter graduate school in the fall of the next year for a two-year program at a U.S. university in an area of relevance to the Foreign Service. A range of benefits will be given to the winning fellows.
The Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship is a program that aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State in which they can help formulate, represent and implement U.S. foreign policy. The Rangel Program selects outstanding Rangel Fellows annually in a highly competitive nationwide process 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. Fellows who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service entry requirements will receive appointments as Foreign Service Officers, in accordance with applicable law and State Department policy. Rangel Fellows are committed to serving their country and promoting positive change globally. Individuals who have successfully completed the Rangel Program are now making a difference in countries throughout the world, including Colombia, Mexico, Panama, Venezuela, South Africa, Nigeria, Angola, China, Korea, Bangladesh, Spain, and Ireland.
The winner will be awarded Up to $84,000 over two years toward tuition, fees and living expenses plus other benefits.
Level and Area of Studies
Two-year master’s degree in fields related to the Foreign Service such as Business Administration, Economics, Public Policy, and International Relations at a U.S.-based institution.
Place of study
At any institution in the United States.
Eligibility and Requirement
- Applicants must be seeking admission to enter graduate school in the fall following for a two-year program at a U.S. university in an area of relevance to the Foreign Service. They can be in the senior year of their undergraduate studies, graduating by June of the year, or they can be college graduates.
- Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application.
- Applicants must be a U.S. citizen.
To apply for the Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship, all candidates must access the application link at the official website.