Congratulations to the 2017 Rangel Fellows!
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Graduate Fellowship Program - Selection Process
Congressman Rangel congratulates 2004 Rangels on their Foreign Service entry.The Rangel Program expects to award 30 fellowships in 2017. A panel of individuals with experience in the U.S. Foreign Service and academia makes selections for the Rangel Program. A candidate's community, academic, extracurricular, and leadership activities will be considered during the selection process. Consideration will be given to qualified applicants who, in addition to outstanding leadership skills and academic achievement, demonstrate financial need. 

The Rangel selection panel will choose approximately 60 finalists by the end of October. The Rangel Program staff will communicate decisions by email to both successful and unsuccessful applicants by the end of Ocotober. Candidates selected for final consideration will be invited to Washington, D.C. for interviews (from continental U.S. points only) and to prepare a writing sample. Finalists will be in D.C. for one full day in November 17th-18th. The program will pay the cost of accommodations and travel to Washington, DC from within the continental United States, Hawaii, and Alaska. The program will strive to complete the selection process and make offers to 30 fellows by Late November 2016.

Participation in the Rangel Program is conditional upon successfully fulfilling all fellowship contractual obligations and obtaining and maintaining all required Department of State pre-employment clearances. Applicants should carefully review the Foreign Service requirements for medical, security and suitability clearances at  
Failure to meet medical, security and suitability requirements may result in your disqualification from the fellowship program and reimbursement to the U.S. Government of financial assistance paid in connection with your education. 
Applicants are expected to undertake the steps necessary to complete the process of applying for a Foreign Service Officer position.


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