The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship
The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship is open to both undergraduate and graduate students who enter the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service. The fellowship includes a scholarship and two, paid summer internships.

Pickering Fellows must commit to a minimum of five years of service in an appointment as Foreign Service Officer. In order to remain in the program, candidates must also obtain medical, security and suitability clearances. The fellowship program is provided and funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

Candidates include undergraduate and graduate students who are majoring in academic programs related to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. Minorities are encouraged to apply, including women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service. Students with financial need are also encouraged to apply.

The fellowship covers tuition, room, board, books and fees, plus one round-trip ticket from the student's place of residence to their educational institution. The program is designed to provide financial assistance to outstanding candidates as well as mentoring and professional development by a foreign service office to prepare them for a career in foreign service.

The deadline for this scholarship is usually in FEBRUARY of each year, and the award amount is usually $40,000.

For more details, visit woodrow.org/fellowships/pickering/



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