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Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship Program

As one of the United States’ top fellowship providers, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation offers programs that cultivate talent and drive change in the nation’s high-need fields. We are excited to announce the opening of the 2013 Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs & Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowships competition! We seek highly motivated and academically excellent college juniors and graduating seniors or college graduates who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State.

Funded by the U.S. Department of State, the programs honor Career Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering, one of the country’s most respected Foreign Service Officers. The goal of the programs is to attract outstanding students from all ethnic and social backgrounds who are dedicated to representing America’s interests abroad. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply to one of the two Programs.

The Programs provide:

  • Up to $40,000 annually for academic expenses, covering the last year of undergraduate study and first year of graduate study (Undergraduate Fellowship); or the first and second year of graduate study (Graduate Fellowship)
  • Two paid State Department summer internships(domestic and abroad)
  • Access to the Pickering Fellows network

Eligibility requirements at the time of application:

  • Undergraduate applicants: college junior or equivalent
  • Graduate applicants: entering a two-year terminal master’s degree program in the fall of the Fellowship year
  • Have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.2 (4.0 scale)
  • Be a United States citizen

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