Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship

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Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship

Applications are open for Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship. The awards are available for applicants who want to make a difference in the world through service as Foreign Ser­vice Officers in the U.S. Department of State.

The program welcomes any graduate head and encourages members of minority groups to historically serve in Foreign Service and those under financial needs.

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program is a U.S. Department of State program, administered by Howard University. The Rangel Program offers graduate fellowships to outstanding seniors and college graduates who want to join the Foreign Service.

Who May Eligible

  • U.S. citizenship is eligible.
  • Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application.
  • Seeking to start a two-year relevant grad program in Fall 2020
  • Applicants must be college seniors or graduates looking to start two-year graduate programs in fall 2020

How to Apply

If you are interested to apply for this free study, your application will be automatically submitted at that time. If you want to submit it earlier, e-mail the Rangel Program staff at and advise them that you are ready to submit your application.


  • The Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program expects to award 30 fellowships in 2020. The Rangel 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.
  • They also provide 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.

Application Deadline: The application will close on September 24, 2019, at 11:59 pm EST.

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