The Rangel Program is a collaborative effort between Howard University and the U.S. State Department that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as diplomats in the Foreign Service.

Deadline

September 29, 2021

Contact

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship Program
Patricia H. Scroggs rangelprogram@howard.edu

Quick facts

Academic Discipline

All

Citizenship

US Citizen

Status

Senior, Entering Graduate

Location

Domestic
International

Endorsement Required

No

Award Amount

Up to $ 90,000 over two years

Description

The Rangel Program is a collaborative effort between Howard University and the U.S. State Department that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as diplomats in the Foreign Service. The program seeks individuals interested in helping to shape a freer, more secure and prosperous world through formulating, representing, and implementing U.S. foreign policy. The program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need. Each year, the Rangel Program offers 45 Graduate Fellowships to outstanding seniors and recent graduates. These fellowships help finance two-year graduate programs, provide paid internships and other professional development activities, and facilitate entry into the Foreign Service. The Rangel Program also accepts 15-20 undergraduate students to participate in the six-week Summer Enrichment Program that prepares global-minded undergraduate students for careers in international affairs. Both programs are competitive and seek applicants with a strong academic background, a commitment to service and an interest in making a difference in the world around them.

Eligibility

Applicants must: • be U.S. citizens; • be seeking admission to enter graduate school for a two-year program at a U.S. university; • have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale at the time of application; • be in the senior year of their undergraduate study or have completed their undergraduate degree by June. Consideration will be given to qualified applicants who, in addition to outstanding leadership skills and academic achievement, demonstrate financial need. A candidate’s community, academic, other extracurricular, and leadership activities will be considered during the selection process.