Syracuse University

Center for Fellowship & Scholarship Advising

Rangel Undergraduate Summer Enrichment Program

About the Rangel Undergraduate Summer Enrichment Program

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week summer program designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. The Program usually selects 15 participants (known as “Rangel Scholars”) each year from universities throughout the United States. Students live at Howard University, attend classes, and participate in a variety of programs with foreign affairs professionals at Howard and at diverse locations around Washington, DC.
The Program has two major components. First, in order to enhance participants’ academic preparation to work in international affairs, the Program provides two courses and a seminar that focus on enhancing knowledge and skills related to U.S. foreign policy, economics and writing. In addition, in order to provide greater insight into the foreign policy-making process and international affairs careers, the Rangel Program introduces the participants to a wide range of government and non-government professionals who work on global issues and arranges visits to various institutions involved in international affairs. The Program also helps students explore graduate school, scholarship, fellowship, internship, and professional options in international affairs.

Special Location of award, if applicable: Howard University

Eligible applicants:

– are full-time undergraduate students, with at least sophomore status
– have a GPA of 3.2 and above
– are US citizens

University endorsement required?

No

Citizenship requirement:

Must be U.S. citizen

The Rangel Undergraduate Summer Enrichment Program application process:


Review the information on the scholarship website to get a better understanding of the program requirements, eligibility and application process.

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

Application opens online in mid October

Application components include:
– a completed online application form that includes an interest statement that explains your interest in international affairs and how the program will assist you in pursuing that interest.
– transcript(s)
– proof of citizenship
– three letters of recommendations

The application deadline is in early February

Interested? Contact CFSA for more information on how to get started.

Advising contact:

Jolynn Parker  Email:  jmpark02@syr.edu
More Information:  http://www.rangelprogram.org/summer-enrichment-program/

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