Scholarship Details

Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Application Deadline:

9/29/2022

Requirements:

Senior or Graduate

Purpose:

The Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowships are available both to undergraduates and graduate students. The program provides funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service. It seeks to recruit talented students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. The goal is to attract outstanding students from all ethnic, racial, and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State.

Eligibility:

Undergraduate Fellowship

Only individuals who are United States citizens.

Applicants must be in the junior year of undergraduate study at a U.S. undergraduate institution.

Applicants must be expecting to receive their bachelor’s degree in spring 2018.

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.

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 2020.

Applicants must be able to attend June 2017 orientation in Washington, D.C. if selected.

Applicants must be available to fulfill the summer internship obligations (summer 2018 & summer 2019)

Terms of Award:

Pickering Fellowship Program Benefits

Undergraduate candidates: Up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expenses for the senior year of undergraduate studies, and first year of a master’s degree in fields related to the Foreign Service such as business administration, economics, public policy, international affairs, and other relevant fields.

Graduate candidates: 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.

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. The program provides stipends, transportation and housing for these internships.

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.

Please Submit:

Fill out the online application
Submit supplemental items
Provide letters of Recommendation


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

It is strongly recommended that all components be submitted well before the application deadline to ensure the documents have been received.

If all components are not received by the appropriate deadline, the application will be incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Online Application:

https://pickeringfellowship.org/graduate-fellowship/how-to-apply/