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National Scholarships and Fellowships

Thomas R. Pickering

 

The Pickering Fellowship is one of the State Department's premier recruitment programs aimed at increasing diversity among U.S. Foreign Service officers. 

The fellowship is available to 30 graduate students who are, or will be attending, U.S. colleges and universities each year. Fellows must be U.S. citizens.


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


Benefits of the Pickering Fellowship include:

- Up to $37,500 annually for two years of expenses related to degree programs in fields related to the Foreign Service. Funding can be used 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 State Department office and another at an overseas U.S. embassy or consulate.

- Orientation at the State Department and mentoring from a current Foreign Service officer.

- Employment in the Foreign Service of the Department of State for Fellows who successfully complete the Fellowship and all Foreign Service entry requirements.   


Deadline to apply is January 12, 2018

Eligibility

Undergraduate Fellowship

 

  • U.S. Citizens
  • Applicants must be in the junior year of undergraduate study at a U.S. graduate institution. 
  • Applicants must be expecting to receive their bachelor's degree in spring 2017.
  • 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 poing 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 language) and be prepared to enter the Foreign Service in Summer 2019. 
  • Applicants must be able attend June 2016  orientation in Washington, D.C. if selected.
  • Applicants must be available to fulfill the summer internship obligations (summer 2017 & summer 2018).

 

 

Graduate Fellowship 

 

  • U.S. Citizens
  • Applicants must be seeking admission to a U.S. graduate school beginning in fall 2016.
  • 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 2018.
  • Applicants must be able to attend June 2016 orientation in Washington, D.C. if selected.
  • Applicants must be available to fulfill the summer internship obligations (summer 2017 & summer 2018).

 

Contact Us


Michelle Lopez, Assistant Dean
Division of Undergraduate Studies
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive, 
San Diego, CA 92182-1623
Phone: (619) 594-2871
Fax: (619) 594-7934
nationalscholarships@mail.sdsu.edu



 

For Weber Honors College students:

Dr. Martha Enciso
Associate Director, Weber Honors College
menciso@mail.sdsu.edu
Phone: (619) 594-3834

Office:  Admin 201-D