October 31, 2013 —
The Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship program provides funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service. The Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship seeks to recruit talented students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. The goal of the fellowship 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. The Program develops a source of trained men and women from academic disciplines representing the skill needs of the Department, who are dedicated to representing America’s interests abroad.
Each Undergraduate Fellowship award provides financial support of up to $40,000 annually towards tuition, room and board, reimbursement for books and some travel may be paid during the senior year and during the first year of graduate study pending availability of funding. Participating schools provide financial support in the second year of graduate study based on need. This funding is to help cover tuition costs first then room and board, books, laboratory fees and one round- trip ticket per academic year between the Fellow’s residence and the academic institution, pending availability of funds. The fellowship also support paid summer internships in Washington, DC and overseas.
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