Rangel, Payne, and Pickering Fellowships
- The Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program: The Rangel Graduate Fellowship is a program that aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service in which they can help formulate, represent and implement U.S. foreign policy. Each year, the Rangel Program selects 30 outstanding Rangel Fellows in a highly competitive nationwide process and helps support them through two years of graduate study, internships and professional development activities, and entry into the Foreign Service. The Rangel Fellowship will provide up to $42,000 per year for tuition, mandatory fees and other educational and living expenses.
- USAID Donald Payne Development Fellowship: The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding young people who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The Payne Fellowship, which provides up to $90,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities, provides a unique pathway to the USAID Foreign Service. The fellowship encourages the application of members of minority groups who have historically been underrepresented in international development careers and those with financial need. $22K/year in tuition and fees, and a $16K annual stipend awarded by Payne.
- The Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship: The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship is designed to attract outstanding individuals from all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career with the U.S. Department of State. The Pickering Fellowship has both an Undergraduate and Graduate Program. Pickering Undergraduate applicants must apply as rising seniors; Graduate applicants must be seeking admission to a two-year master’s degree program. Fellows will receive financial support of up to $42,000 annually* for tuition costs, room and board, books, mandatory fees, and one round trip ticket between the Fellow’s residence and his/her academic institutions.
*Undergraduate Fellowship: senior year and first year of graduate school; Graduate Fellowship: first and second year of graduate school.
The Global Human Development Program’s commitment to Rangel, Pickering, and Payne Fellows is as follows:
- The Global Human Development Program will offer at least three scholarships to Rangel, Pickering, and Payne Fellows of an amount equal to the full difference between the tuition covered by the Fellowship and the full cost of tuition. Depending on the strength of the applicant pool and funds available, we may be able to offer additional scholarships of various sizes to more than three Fellows.
- Scholarships will be awarded for the first year of study and are renewable at the same amount for the second year of study, contingent upon satisfactory academic progress. To retain the first-year scholarship, students must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point in coursework toward the GHD degree at the end of the first year.
- The GHD Program will waive the application fee for Payne, Pickering, and Rangel Fellows and finalists.