The Washington Center Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Master Fellowship

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The Washington Center Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Master Fellowship

Award Amount: Up to $37,500 annually, Up to $21,500 each academic, Up to $16,000 stipend per academic year

Number of Awards: Not Known

Deadline: January 12, 2018

Winner Announcement: Not known

Brief Description:

The Washington Center now happy to invite applications for its Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Master Fellowship. The fellowship program is open to graduate students with financial support, mentoring and professional development to prepare them academically and professionally for a career with the U.S. Department of State. The fellowship is giving in the field of Foreign Service such as business administration, economics, public policy, international affairs, and other relevant fields.

Host Institution:

The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, less formally known as The Washington Center, is an independent, nonprofit organization serving hundreds of universities in the United States and other countries.It provides selected college students challenging opportunities to work and learn in Washington D.C. for academic credit.

Eligibility:

Applicants for the fellowship must meet each of the following requirements:

  • Applicants must be only individuals who are United States citizens.
  • Applicants must be seeking admission to a U.S. graduate school beginning in fall 2018.
  • Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale and this grade point average must be maintained throughout participation in the program.
  • 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.
  • Applicants must be able to attend June 2018 orientation in Washington, D.C.
  • Applicants must be available to fulfill the summer internship obligations (summer 2019 & summer 2020).

Instructions for Applying:

Applicants firstly create an account through the link to apply for the fellowship: https://pickering.e.twc.edu/

Supporting Documents:

All applicants will be required to submit supplemental documents as PDF files directly through the online application. These include:

  • An unofficial copy of your transcript.
  • A copy of your certification of U.S. citizenship (U.S. passport, birth certificate or naturalization papers accepted).
  • Your GRE/GMAT scores.
  • Your personal statement.
  • Your updated resume.
  • Your most recent financial aid award letter listing grants or loans.
  • Your most recent Student Aid Report (SAR).
  • Statement of Financial Need.
  • Provide letters of recommendation.
  • Request letters from two recommenders.
  • Add your two recommenders in the online application.

Award Description:

The Fellowship program will cover the following:

  • Up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room, and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expenses for a two-year master’s degree in fields related to the Foreign Service such as business administration, economics, public policy, international affairs, and other relevant fields.
  • Up to $21,500 will be provided each academic year for two years for a Fellow’s tuition.
  • Up to $16,000 stipend per academic year for two years for room and board, books/laboratory fees, and travel between the Fellow’s residence and university location (not to exceed $600 per academic year).

Detailed Information Link:

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