Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program


This program aims to prepare students for careers in the U.S. Foreign Service.  Minority and low-income students interested in pursuing graduate degrees in international studies, public policy, public administration, business administration, foreign languages, economics, political science, or communication are encouraged to apply.  Fellows are expected to pass the Foreign Service exam upon completing their graduate program and will be receive appointments around the world as Foreign Service Officers.


Applicants must U.S. Citizens and seniors or college graduates that are seeking admission to a qualifying graduate degree program at a university in the U.S.  They must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher at the time of application.

Award Benefits

20 applicants are awarded fellowships of up to $47,500 per academic year to go towards tuition, room, board, and fees.  If Fellows pass the Foreign Service Exam, they will receive appointments as Foreign Service Officers.