The 2015 Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowships is now open. The Pickering Fellowship helps talented students who want to pursue a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State.
Funded by the State Department, the Pickering Fellowships honor Career Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering, one of the nation’s most respected Foreign Service Officers. The goal of the program is to attract outstanding students from all ethnic and social backgrounds who are dedicated to representing America’s interests abroad. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.
The Pickering Graduate Fellowships provide up to $37,500 annually for academic expenses, covering the first and second year of graduate study, and include two paid State Department summer internships (domestic and abroad), as well as professional development through workshops and informational seminars and mentoring by U.S. Foreign Service Officers. At the time of application, eligible students must be current seniors or college graduate who will be entering a two-year terminal master’s degree program in the fall of the Fellowship year; they must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.2 (4.0 scale); and they must be United States citizens. The application deadline is January 16, 2015. More information is available on the program’s website at www.woodrow.org/pickering.