Syracuse University

Center for Fellowship & Scholarship Advising

Rangel Graduate Fellowship

About the Rangel Graduate Fellowship

The Rangel Graduate Fellowship is a program that aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in Foreign Service where they can help formulate, represent and implement U.S. foreign policy. The mission of a U.S. diplomat in the Foreign Service is to promote peace, support prosperity, and protect American citizens while advancing the interests of the U.S. abroad. The Fellowship is designed to support 2 years of graduate study for a Masters’ degree and offers tuition and living stipends along with internships and professional development. This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need. Following the completion of graduate study, Rangel Fellows must enter the Foreign Service for at least 5 years.

Special Location of award, if applicable: US academic institution

Eligible applicants:

– are seniors or alumni
– are seeking admission to graduate school for the following academic year.
– are eager to embark on an international career path and want to enter the US Department of State Foreign Service
– have a GPA of 3.2 and higher
– are US citizens

University endorsement required?

No

Citizenship requirement:

Must be U.S. citizen

The Rangel Graduate Fellowship application process:


Review the information on the fellowship website to get a better understanding of the application requirements, eligibility and obligations for fellowship recipients. Carefully consider your suitability for a career in the Foreign Service and the appropriate graduate program that will help you on this path.

Contact CFSA and your mentor(s) to discuss your interest and plans to apply.

Application opens online in late July.

Application components include:
– a completed online application
– a personal statement
– a financial need statement
– two letters of recommendation
– proof of US citizenship
– GRE or GMAT scores
– official financial aid statement for your senior year – if you received financial aid
– transcript(s)

Applications are due in mid September.

Interested? Contact CFSA for more information and for help with your application

Advising contact:

Jolynn Parker  Email:  jmpark02@syr.edu
More Information:  http://www.rangelprogram.org/?contentid=980

Enter any terms you are interested, such as “Government” or “Biotechnology”,