Rangel Graduate Fellowship for students interested in foreign service careers – deadline changed to Sept. 19!

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program has moved up its application deadline to Sept. 19. Please share this news with undergraduate students and alumni who have not yet started graduate studies, and are interested in working in the US Foreign Service.

The Rangel Graduate Fellowship is a program that aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service in which they can help formulate, represent and implement U.S. foreign policy. The Rangel Program will select 30 outstanding Rangel Fellows annually in a highly competitive nationwide process and helps support them through two years of graduate study, internships and professional development activities, and entry into the Foreign Service. The program provides up to $47,500 annually towards tuition, room, board, books and mandatory fees for completion of two-year master’s degrees. This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need. Fellows who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service entry requirements will receive appointments as Foreign Service Officers.

Eligibility requirements:

· Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

· Applicants must be seeking admission to enter graduate school in the fall of 2017 for a two-year program at a U.S. university in an area of relevance to the Foreign Service. They can be in their senior year of their undergraduate studies, graduating by June 2017, 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.

Several UW graduates have taken advantage of this program over the years, most recently 2016 grad Hamda Yusuf (read about Hamda at http://expd.uw.edu/scholarships/national-scholars-finalists/2015-16/2016-charles-b-rangel-fellow.html), and 2014 grads Anne Mwendar (read about Anne at http://expd.washington.edu/scholarships/national-scholars-finalists/2014-15/2014-15-charles-b-rangel-fellow.html) and Philmon Haile (read about Philmon at http://expd.washington.edu/scholarships/national-scholars-finalists/2013-14/2013-14-charles-b-rangel-fellow.html).

The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards encourages students applying for this (and any) scholarship to seek advising and application support. Our office is open and our advisers are available all summer, so students and alumni are welcome and encouraged to take advantage! See: http://expd.uw.edu/scholarships