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Competition Details

Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Goes By: Pickering
Fellowship Website

Provides graduate funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service.

Successful candidates are obligated to a minimum of three years of service in an appointment as a Foreign Service Officer.

The Fellowship allows seniors and non-enrolled applicants to apply for two years of graduate school funding.

Award Value

Up to $37,500 annually for two years of grad school, plus 2 internships (one domestic and one international) at the US Department of State.

Eligibility Requirements

Requirements Details
Year(s) of Application Senior, Alumni/Non-enrolled

Minimum Grade Point Average



US Citizen
Campus Nomination Required No
Year of Study Funded Masters
Academic Areas: Social Sciences, Mass Communication, Humanities
Areas of Interest: Underrepresented populations, Public Service
Language Funding No
Location Domestic and Abroad

Be sure to consult the competition website for complete eligibility and competition requirements.


Pickering Electronic Deadline
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
11:59 p.m. ET


Pickering, Rangel, and Payne Workshop
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
4:00 PM

Join live via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Last updated: June 26, 2018

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