The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship

Funds two-years of an MA program in international affairs.

The Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program is a U.S. Department of State program that supports individuals interested in careers in the Foreign Service. It provides benefits of up to $75,000 over two years toward a master's degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at U.S. embassies, and provides mentorship and professional development support. Fellows can use the fellowship to attend two-year master's programs in U.S. institutions to study an area of relevance to the Foreign Service, including international relations, public policy, public administration, economics, or business administration.

Upon successful completion of the two-year fellowship and Foreign Service entry requirements, Fellows join the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State, embarking on a uniquely rewarding career of international service. The program welcomes any undergraduate major and encourages applications from members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need. Information and application materials can be found at  The Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by Howard University.

Deadline Information

Deadline: Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be college seniors or graduates planning to start two-year graduate programs in Fall 2017, must have GPAs of at least 3.2, and must be U.S. citizens.

Application Process

A complete application contains the following materials:

  • Backrgound information
  • A personal statement (600 words)
  • A statement of financial need (400 words)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship
  • Student Aid Report (SAR)
  • GRE or GMAT Scores
  • Official Financial Aid Statement from senior year
  • Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended for credit

Please visit the scholarship website for more detailed information on application components

For more information on this opportunity, please contact: 
Elise LaRose