Student Academic Grants and Awards

National Fellowships

Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Official site: http://woodrow.org/fellowships/pickering/
Final Deadline: January 24, 2014 Application deadline
Final Deadline: January 31, 2014 Recommendations deadline

The Pickering Undergraduate Fellowship award includes tuition, room, board, and mandatory fees during the junior and senior years of college and during the first year of graduate study with reimbursement for books and one round-trip travel. The Fellow must commit to pursuing a graduate degree in international studies at one of the graduate schools identified by the WWNFF. Participating graduate schools provide financial support in the second year of graduate study based on need. Fellows meet annually in Washington, DC for a program orientation. Program components include: Attendance is required between the junior and senior years of college at one of five graduate schools of public policy and international affairs. Graduate-level Fellows receive stipends during participation in one overseas and one domestic internship within the United States Department of State. By graduation, college course work must be completed in the following or the equivalent: English Composition, Western Civilization, U.S. Political Systems, Principles of Economics, U.S. History, Modern Non-Western History, Comparative Politics, International Trade or World Finance or Economic Development, and Geography. Guidance from a Foreign Service Officer during the graduate school segment of the program. Each successful candidate is obligated to a minimum of four and one half years service in an appointment as a Foreign Service Officer. The program offers scholarships through the Woodrow Wilson Foundation for college sophomores interested in careers in foreign service.


The fellowships include tuition and fees, stipend, books, one round-trip travel during the junior and senior years of college, paid State Department summer internships in Washington D.C. and overseas, and fellowship support for master's degrees in international affairs.

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