The Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs is excited to announce that senior Adriana Bowman has been named one of 30 Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship recipients in the nation.
The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship is funded by the US Department of State and administered by Howard University. 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, where she majored in Economics with minors 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. Previously a 2018 finalist for the Pickering Fellowship, she was also named a 2018 finalist for the Payne International Development Fellowship and a 2019 finalist for the Rangel Fellowship. Bowman is currently spending the year on a Boren Scholarship studying Hindi as part of their South Asian Flagship Language Initiative, where she is spending a semester at the American Institute of Indian Studies in Jaipur, India followed by a semester at Christ University in Bangalore, India. She plans to attend the University of Pittsburgh for graduate school and become a United States Foreign Service Officer.
Bowman 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.