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Pickering, Thomas R., Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Funding for students preparing to enter the US Department of State Foreign Service. Support for senior year of college and first year of graduate study. Applicants must be US citizens and juniors with a GPA of 3.2 or higher. Women,members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.

After graduation, applicants must enroll in a two-year, full-time master’s degree program, at U.S. based graduate institutions only, in an academic field relevant to the work of the Foreign Service (public policy, international affairs, public administration, business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages) and be prepared to enter the Foreign Service in Summer 2019.

Financial assistance of up to $37,500 annually and two summer internships. Each recipient is obligated to serve as a Foreign Service Officer.


mid January

Application Procedure:
Contact the External Scholarships Office for more information

Eligible to Apply:

Undergraduate: Junior

Graduate: None

Award Type:
Scholarship / Fellowship

Award Period:
Academic Year (Undergraduate)
Summer (Undergraduate)

Disciplines / Areas of Study or Interest:
Open to all fields; Foreign service

Additional Qualifications:
US Citizen; Economically disadvantaged or under-represented minority or women; Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.2

Last Updated:
June 15, 2017

Last Updated: 9/12/17