Application Deadline: January 19, 2018
Open to: Seniors, alums
Award Type: Academic/ Professional
Area(s) of study: All fields, with an interest in international development
Award criteria: academic achievement; leadership; service; diversity
Award provides: Funding for two years of graduate study, internships and professional development activities, and entry into the USAID Foreign Service
Open to international students: No
- Have a GPA of 3.2 or higher
- Be seeking admission to a two-year graduate program at a US university
- Be willing to commit to a minimum of three years of service as a USAID Foreign Service Officer
The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program provides training for individuals interested in working on pressing global challenges through the U.S. Agency for International Development. The fellowship provides up to $90,000 for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities, along with entrance into the USAID Foreign Service. Applicants must have outstanding academic records, significant service and extracurricular involvement, outstanding leadership skills, and demonstrated interest in international development. Applicants from groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need are especially encouraged to apply.
- Application form
- Personal Statement
- Statement of financial need and supporting documents
- 2 letters of recommendation
- Proof of US citizenship
- GRE or GMAT scores
This award does not require Emory endorsement. For more information and to apply, visit http://paynefellows.org.
NS&FP recommends beginning the Payne application process in November. Make an appointment with a NS&FP advisor. We will help you determine your eligibility and, if you choose to apply, provide feedback on your application.