Northwestern University

Feb
7
Thu

Pickering Fellowship for Foreign Affairs

When: Thursday, February 7, 2013
All day  

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public

Contact: Angela R Johnson   (847) 491-2617

Group: Office of Fellowships Deadlines

Category: Global & Civic Engagement

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Description:

The Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship program provides funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.

The Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship seeks to recruit talented students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. The goal is to attract outstanding students from all ethnic, racial, and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State. The Program develops a source of trained men and women from academic disciplines representing the skill needs of the Department, who are dedicated to representing America's interests abroad.

The Award
In the 2013 Fellowships, financial support of up to $40,000 annually for actual expenses for the senior year of college and the first year of graduate school will be provided for:

**Tuition costs (first priority)
** Room and board
** Books
** Mandatory Fees
** One round trip ticket between Fellow's residence and his/her academic institutions

Eligibility requirements include the following:
** Only individuals who are United States citizens at the time of application will be considered.
** Applicants must be in the junior year of undergraduate study.
** Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application.
** A cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale must be maintained throughout participation in the program.

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