The Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program is a U.S. Department of State program, administered by Howard University, that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as Foreign Service Officers in the U.S. Department of State. Candidates must be graduating seniors or college graduates with strong academic records and a desire to promote positive change in the world. The Rangel Program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need. Selected fellows will receive support for graduate school and will enter into exciting and rewarding careers representing the United States overseas.
An orientation to the Program and the Foreign Service at Howard University in Washington, D.C.
Two summer internships, one on Capitol Hill in summer 2019 and one overseas at a U.S. embassy in summer 2020. Up to $37,500 annually toward tuition and mandatory fees for a 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.
Mentoring from a Foreign Service Officer throughout the duration of the fellowship.
Employment in the State Department Foreign Service for those who successfully complete the program and meet Foreign Service entry requirements, in accordance with applicable law and State Department policy, with each Rangel Fellow committing to a minimum of five years of service.
Application Deadline: September 17, 2018
Must be a U.S. citizen
Must be seeking admission to graduate school in fall 2019 for a two-year program at a U.S.-based institution
Must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application
Phone: 202-806-4367 or 877-633-0002