The 2017 Rangel Fellowship application closes Monday, September 19th at 11:59PM EST and they will be hosting two virtual information sessions to discuss the Rangel Graduate Fellowship, including program elements and the application process.

They invite you and prospective applicants to join our Google Hangout on the following dates.
Thursday, August 25, 3:00 – 4:00 PM EST Click here to join!
Monday, September 12, 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST Click here to join!

All application materials must be submitted by the deadline. These supplemental materials include two letters of recommendation, transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, Student Aid Report (SAR) generated from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, and Official Financial Aid Statement from the applicant’s senior year when applicable.

Below you will find a detailed description of the program. Please do not hesitate to e-mail at if you have questions.

About the Fellowship
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 an 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 planning to start two-year graduate programs in fall 2017 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 administered by Howard University.