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The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program is now accepting applications for its 2012 graduate fellowships. The Rangel Program seeks applicants who are interested in promoting positive change in the world as Foreign Service Officers for the U.S. Department of State.  The fellowship is open to undergraduate seniors and graduates who want to begin two-year master’s programs in the fall of 2012.

In March 2012, the program will select twenty Rangel Fellows who will receive up to $90,000 in benefits over two years to fund tuition, mandatory fees, and living expenses for completion of two-year master’s degrees.  These benefits include two summer internships, one on Capitol Hill and one overseas at a U.S. embassy, in additional to professional development activities and mentoring.  Awardees may use the fellowship to fund graduate studies of international affairs or a related subject such as public administration, business administration or public policy at U.S. universities.  Those who successfully complete the program will receive appointments as Foreign Service Officers upon graduation, embarking on one of the most exciting and rewarding careers.

Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship, plans to enter graduate school in fall 2012, and a minimum 3.2 GPA.  The program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need.  The application deadline is January 20, 2012.  Additional information about the Rangel Program and specific application requirements are available at www.rangelprogram.org.

The Rangel Program is managed by the Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center at Howard University and funded by the U.S. Department of State.  It seeks to promote excellence and diversity in the U.S. Foreign Service.

Contacts:

Patricia Scroggs                                               Erica Lee

Director                                                              Program Assistant

pscroggs@howard.edu rangelprogram@howard.edu, erlee@howard.edu

202-806-4367 or 877-633-0002

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