The 2013 Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellows have been announced!
The Thomas R. Pickering
Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship
About the Program | Eligibility | Meet the Fellows
Eligibility & Selection Criteria
Eligibility requirements include the following:
- Only individuals who are United States citizens at the time of application will be considered.
- Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale from their most recently received degree.
- At the time of application, candidates must be seeking admission to graduate school for the following academic year. Winners are expected to enroll in a two-year, full-time master's degree program in either public policy, international affairs, public administration, or in an academic field such as business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages (U.S. graduate institutions only).
- A cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale must be maintained throughout participation in the program.
Consideration will be given to qualified applicants who demonstrate outstanding leadership skills and academic achievement in programs relevant to the work of the U.S. Department of State, such as international affairs, management, communications, history, political science, economics, and foreign languages. Consideration will also be given to a candidate who demonstrates financial need. The number of fellowships will be determined by available funding.
Finalists will be invited to participate in an interview process.