Thursday, June 23, 2016

Charles Rangel Fellowship Program Announces New Deadline

Johns Hopkins SAIS students fund their studies in a variety of ways, one of which is by obtaining a fellowship. Recently, the Rangel Program announced a new deadline for their 2017 Graduate Fellowship Program, a program that funds a select few SAISers each year. Between both Rangel and SAIS, recipients receive full tuition.

The Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program is a U.S. Department of State program, administered by Howard University, that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as Foreign Service Officers in the U.S. Department of State. Candidates must be graduating seniors or college graduates with strong academic records and a desire to promote positive change in the world.

The Rangel Program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need. Selected fellows will receive support for graduate school and will enter into exciting and rewarding careers representing the United States overseas. Program information and the online application for the 2017 Rangel Fellowship is available at

Program Benefits:
  • An orientation to the Program and the Foreign Service at Howard University in DC
  • Two summer internships, one on Capitol Hill in summer 2017 and one overseas at a U.S. embassy in summer 2018. The Program provides stipends, transportation and housing for these internships.
  • Up to $37,500 annually toward tuition, fees and living expenses for a two-year master’s degree in fields related to the Foreign Service such as Business Administration, Economics, Public Policy, and International Relations at a U.S.-based institution.
  • Mentoring from a Foreign Service Officer throughout the duration of the fellowship.
  • Employment in the State Department Foreign Service for those who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service entry requirements, with a contractual agreement committing each Rangel Fellow to a minimum of five years of service as a Foreign Service Officer.
To be eligible, you must be a U.S. citizen, must be seeking admission to graduate school in fall 2017 for a two-year program at a U.S.-based institution, and must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application.

The application deadline is September 19, 2016. Additional information and application materials are available at