Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship – Google Hangouts 2016

“The application for the Rangel Graduate Fellowship application deadline is quickly approaching, and we need your support to spread the word! The 2017 Rangel Fellowship application closes Monday, September 19th at 11:59PM EST.

We will be hosting two virtual information sessions to discuss the Rangel Graduate Fellowship, including program elements and the application process. We invite you and prospective applicants to join our Google Hangout on the following dates.

Thursday, August 25, 3:00 – 4:00 PM ESTClick here to join!

Monday, September 12, 12:00 – 1:00 PM ESTClick here to join!

All application materials must be submitted by the deadline. These supplemental materials include two letters of recommendation, transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, Student Aid Report (SAR) generated from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, and Official Financial Aid Statement from the applicant’s senior year when applicable.

Below you will find a detailed description of the program. Please do not hesitate to e-mail us at rangelprogram@howard.edu if you have questions.


About the Fellowship

The Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program provides benefits of up to $95,000 over two years toward a two-year master’s degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at U.S. embassies, and provides mentorship and professional development support. Fellows can use the fellowship to attend two-year master’s programs in U.S. institutions to study an area of relevance to the Foreign Service, including international relations, public policy, public administration, economics, or business administration. Upon successful completion of the two-year fellowship and Foreign Service entry requirements, Fellows join the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State, embarking on a uniquely rewarding career of international service. Applicants must be college seniors or graduates planning to start two-year graduate programs in fall 2017 must have GPAs of at least 3.2, and must be U.S. citizens. The program welcomes any undergraduate major and encourages applications from members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need. Information and application materials can be found at www.rangelprogram.org.

The Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by Howard University.”

Some key elements to consider:

* The difference between the Pickering and the Rangel is that the Rangel offers a Congressional Internship before you start your Master’s program

* You can defer entry into your graduate program if you obtain a Fulbright after receiving the Rangel

* You still have to take the FSOT event though you’re guaranteed a position. If you don’t pass the FSOT in 5 years after getting the fellowship you can’t remain in the State Department.

* You’re eligible for $95,000 over 2 years, but you’re still eligible for money from your chosen school.

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