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Graduate Fellowship Program - Application Requirements
A completed online application, which includes the following:
  • Background InformationSecretary of State Rice, Congressman Rangel, former Secretary of State Colin Powell, and many Members of Congress convened in July 2008 to congratulate the Rangel Program on its success and voice support for its Fellows. (e.g., name, contact information, international travel).
  • A personal statement (in 600 words or less) that discusses the applicants' reasons for applying, interest in foreign affairs, commitment to pursue a Foreign Service career and any relevant experience or information.
  • A statement (in 400 words or less) from the applicant that discusses his/her need for financial assistance to attend graduate school, including an explanation of:
    1. The financial assistance received during undergraduate studies
    2. Overall education-related debt
    3. Ability/plans to pay for graduate school independently
  • Two letters of recommendation:
    • One from a faculty member
    • One from a community leader or other individual who can comment on the applicant's non-academic accomplishments and his/her potential
    •  Note: In the online application, applicants will identify recommenders, who will be contacted by the program and asked to submit letters electronically. Below is a copy of the recommendation letter for your reference only.
      1. Recommendation Form
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship with a copy of: (choose one)
    • Birth certificate
    • Certificate of U.S. citizenship
    • U.S. passport
    • (Note: This should be uploaded in easy to ready PDF format.)
    • ** Applicants are required to bring originals to the interview, if selected as a finalist.
  • Student Aid Report (SAR) generated from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.
    • (Note: Applicants will upload this into the application using either Word of PDF format.)
  • GRE or GMAT Scores (copy of report sent to student)
    • (Note: Applicants will upload this into the application using either Word or PDF format.)
  • Official Financial Aid Statement from your senior year, if you received financial aid.
    • (Note: Applicants will upload this into the application using either Word or PDF format. If you did not receive financial aid, you do not have to submit this.)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities the applicant has attended for credit. Please use university-generated transcripts. An official transcript would be best; a student copy is acceptable if it is in the format of an official transcript. If you are selected for an interview, you will have to bring an official transcript in a signed, sealed envelope, to the interview.

 

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 
Received by January 14, 2015

The program expects to have all documents to be submitted electronically. Should applicants have insuperable problems submitting a document electronically, they can consult with program staff about alternate methods (rangelprogram@howard.edu) However, we strongly encourage you to submit documents electronically.

For all inquiries, please contact:

James McDowell, Rangel Program Assistant
(202) 806-4367 or rangelprogram@howard.edu

 

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program . 2218 6th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20059
Tel: (202) 806-4367 or (877) 633-0002 . Fax: (202) 806-5424 . www.rangelprogram.org