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Rangel Graduate Fellowship

Application Deadline: September 27, 2024

Open to: Seniors, alums
Award Type: Academic/ Professional
Area(s) of study: All fields, with an interest in foreign affairs
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 Foreign Service
Open to international students: No
Institutional Support or Endorsement Required: No

Applicants must:

  • 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 five years of service as a Foreign Service Officer

The Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program prepares young professionals for careers in the Foreign Service. Applicants must have strong academic records, demonstrated interest in foreign affairs, and a commitment to serving their country and promoting positive change globally. The fellowship provides up to $47,500 annually towards educational expenses for a master’s degree in international affairs or another area relevant to the Foreign Service, extensive mentoring, two summer internships, and placement with the Foreign Service following degree completion. Applicants must have outstanding academic records, significant service and extracurricular involvement, outstanding leadership skills, and demonstrated interest in foreign affairs. 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 (optional)

This award does not require Emory endorsement. For more information and to apply, visit


  • Oscar Escobar ('20C) International Studies and East Asian Studies
If you are interested in learning more about the application process and recommended timeline, visit our main Canvas course.

If you are not currently enrolled in our Canvas course, you may self enroll.
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