Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship welcomes applications from individuals who want to make a difference in the world through service as Foreign Ser­vice Officers in the U.S. Department of State.  The Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program provides benefits of up to $95,000 over two years toward a two-year master’s degree, ar­ranges internships on Capitol Hill and at U.S. embassies, and provides mentorship and professional develop­ment support. Fellows can use the fellowship to attend two-year master’s programs in U.S. institutions to study any area of relevance to the Foreign Ser­vice, including inter­national relations, public policy, public administration, economics, or business administration. Upon successful completion of the two-year fellowship and Foreign Service entry requirements, Fellows join the Foreign Service of the U.S. Depart­ment of State, embarking on a uniquely rewarding career of international service. 

Applicants must be college seniors or graduates looking to start two-year graduate programs in fall 2022, must have GPAs of at least 3.2, and must be U.S. citizens. The program welcomes any undergraduate major and encour­ages applications from members of minority groups his­torically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need. Infor­mation and application materials can be found at The Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and managed by Howard University. Students interested in applying should contact Lauren Tuckley.

Eligibility Requirements

  • U.S. citizenship
  • GPA of 3.2/4.0
  • Seeking to start two-year relevant grad program in Fall 2022

Application Process

Deadline: Late September

October: Approximately 60 finalists are chosen by the selection panel. The Rangel Program Staff will communicate with both successful and unsuccessful applicants by the end of October


  • Candidates selected for final consideration will be invited to Washington, D.C.  (in Mid-November) for interviews and to prepare a writing sample

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