The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program

The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program

The Washington Center is offering Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Fellowship Program for graduate and undergraduate students to provide financial support, mentoring and professional development. The Fellowship prepares students academically and professionally for a career in the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service. Undergraduate and graduate candidates will receive up to $37,500 and $37,500 annually for tuition and much more benefits.

The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars is an independent, nonprofit organization serving hundreds of colleges and universities in the United States and other countries. Its mission is building future leaders.

Eligibility:

  • Undergraduate Fellowship:
  1. Only individuals who are United States citizens
  2. Applicants must be in the junior year of undergraduate study at a U.S. undergraduate institution
  3. Applicants must be expecting to receive their bachelor’s degree in spring 2018
  4. Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application and this grade point average must be maintained throughout participation in the program
  5. 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, economic, political science, sociology, or foreign languages) and be prepared to enter the Foreign Service in Summer 2020
  6. Applicants must be able to attend June 2017 orientation in Washington, D.C. if selected
  7. Applicants must be available to fulfill the summer internship obligations (summer 2018 & summer 2019)
  • Graduate Fellowship:
  1. Only individuals who are United States citizens
  2. Applicants must be seeking admission to a U.S. graduate school beginning in fall 2017
  3. Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application and this grade point average must be maintained throughout participation in the program
  4. 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, economic, political science, sociology, or foreign languages) and be prepared to enter the Foreign Service in Summer 2019
  5. Applicants must be able to attend June 2017 orientation in Washington, D.C. if selected
  6. Applicants must be available to fulfill the summer internship obligations (summer 2018 & summer 2019)

How to Apply:

To apply for Fellowship Program, the candidate can sign in through the given link: http://portal.e.twc.edu/

Supported Documents:

You will be required to submit supplemental documents as PDF files directly through the online application. This include:

  • An unofficial copy of your transcript (all schools attended)
  • A copy of your certification of U.S. citizenship (U.S. passport, birth certificate or naturalization papers accepted)
  • Your GRE/GMAT scores (Graduate Fellowship Applicants only)
    If you are applying for MBA programs, you may submit your GMAT scores. You must submit GRE scores as a part of your Pickering Graduate Fellowship Application.
  • Your personal statement
  • Your updated resume
  • Your most recent financial aid award letter listing grants or loans, so you are required to submit a Financial Aid Letter
  • Your most recent Student Aid Report (SAR),you must complete the FAFSA to generate an SAR
  • Statement of Financial Need
  • Provide letters of recommendation

Financial aid and Award Money:

  • Undergraduate candidates: Up to $37,500 annually for tuition and much more
  • Graduate candidates: Up to $37,500 annually for tuition and much more
  • Two summer internships, one at a domestic office of the Department of State in Washington, D.C. and one overseas at a U.S. embassy or consulate
  • Orientation to the Program and the Foreign Service at the Department of State
  • Mentoring from a Foreign Service Officer throughout the duration of the fellowship
  • Employment in the Department of State Foreign Service for those who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service entry requirements

Application Deadline:

Submit your application no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on January 13, 2017.

Link for More Information:

http://www.twc.edu/thomas-r-pickering-foreign-affairs-fellowship-program

Contact Information:

Pickering application inquiries may be directed to Pickering-at-twc.edu or call at 202-238-7991.

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