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Two Future Foreign Service Officers are USC Pickering Finalists

 

The Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs is pleased to announce that seniors Adriana Bowman and James Hepburn have been named finalists for the Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship.

 

The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship is funded by the US Department of State and administered by The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars. The program is meant to attract students interested in a career in Foreign Service with the US Department of State. The Fellowship provides internships with the State Department as well as two years of funding to students as they pursue master’s degrees at institutions throughout the nation in preparation for employment as Foreign Service Officers with the US Department of State.

 

Bowman is a senior in the South Carolina Honors College and is an Economics major with a double minor in Chinese and Political Science. She is an Opportunity Scholar and Ronald E. McNair Scholar, as well as a recipient of the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship and the Critical Language Scholarship, both for study in China. Through her studies and the Pickering Fellowship, she aims to become a Foreign Service Officer for the US Department of State.

 

Hepburn is a senior in the South Carolina Honors College with a double major in Mathematics and Philosophy. He is the recipient of the Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship for study abroad in Hungary, and multiple awards and scholarships in Philosophy and Math. Through his academic studies and the Pickering Fellowship, he seeks to pursue a career in diplomacy and international affairs in Central or Eastern Europe.

 

These students and others seeking national fellowships were assisted by the Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs. For more information about the Pickering Fellowship, contact the Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs at (803) 777-0958, visit us online at www.sc.edu/ofsp, or like the Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs on Facebook.


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