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Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellowship

Campus Deadline Disciplines Purpose Open To Eligibility Endorsement Required
September 28 (11:59 PM ET) Foreign Service Funding for a 2-year graduate program relevant to the foreign service Seniors/ Recent Graduates U.S. citizen, 3.2+ GPA No

The Rangel Graduate Fellowship is a program that aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State in which they can help formulate, represent, and implement U.S. foreign policy.

The Rangel Program selects outstanding Rangel Fellows annually in a highly competitive nationwide process and supports them through two years of graduate study, internships, mentoring, and professional development activities. This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need.

Fellows who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service entry requirements will receive appointments as Foreign Service Officers, in accordance with applicable law and State Department policy. Rangel Fellows are committed to serving their country and promoting positive change globally.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must be seeking admission to enter graduate school in the fall of 2024 for a two-year program at a U.S. university in an area of relevance to the Foreign Service.
  • Can be in the senior year of their undergraduate studies, graduating by June 2024, or they can be college graduates.
  • Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application.
  • Applicants must be a U.S. citizen.

For more information about this program, visit this link.

For more information, please visit the Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellowship website.
For a complete list of all awardees, including Honorable Mentions and Finalists, see All Awardees.
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