Oct. 25 NOW Email: Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Osda sunale-i! (Good morning in the Cherokee language)

This Native Opportunities Weekly (NOW) message shares
information about
the Thomas R. Pickering
Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program

The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship
is named in honor of one of the most distinguished and capable American
diplomats of the latter half of the 20th century. Financed by the U.S.
Department of State and managed by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship
Foundation, the Pickering Fellowship Program is seeking participants who have
an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career with the U.S. Department of
State. The Fellowship is designed to attract outstanding individuals from all
ethnic and social backgrounds. Students in academic programs relevant to
international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration,
management, and science policy are encouraged to apply.

The Pickering Fellowship has both an Undergraduate
and Graduate Program. Pickering Undergraduate applicants must apply as rising
seniors; Graduate applicants must be seeking admission to a two-year master’s
degree program in the fall of 2014. If accepted as a Pickering Fellow there
is a contractual obligation to work as a Foreign Service Officer with the
Department of State for a minimum of five years following the completion of
the fellowship program.

For more information please visit Thomas R. Pickering
Foreign Affairs Fellowship Programs
.

2014 Fellows will receive financial
support of up to $40,000 for:

  • Tuition
    costs (first priority)
  • Room
    and board
  • Books
  • Mandatory
    Fees
  • One
    round trip ticket between Fellow’s residence and his/her academic
    institutions

UNDERGRADUATE FELLOWSHIP ELIGIBILITY

Application Deadline: January 24,
2014

  • Applicants
    must be expecting to receive their bachelor’s degree in Spring 2015.
  • Winners
    are expected to enroll in a two-year, full-time master’s degree program
    in an academic field relevant to the work of the Foreign Service.
  • Applicants
    must be available to fulfill the summer internship obligations (summer
    2015 & 2016)
  • Applicants
    must have GPA of 3.2 or higher and maintained throughout participation
    in the program.

GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP ELIGIBILITY

Application Deadline: February 7,
2014

  • Candidates
    must be pursuing admission to graduate school starting Fall 2014.
  • Winners
    are expected to enroll in a two-year, full-time master’s degree program.
    Acceptable programs include public policy, international affairs, public
    administration, business, economics, political science, sociology, or
    foreign languages.
  • Applicants
    must be available to fulfill the summer internship obligations (summer
    2015 & 2016).
  • Applicants
    must have a minimum GPA of 3.2 or higher from their recently received
    degree. 
  • A
    cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher must be maintained throughout
    participation in the program. 

Consideration will be given to qualified applicants
who demonstrate outstanding leadership skills and academic achievement in
programs relevant to the work of the U.S. Department of State. Consideration
will also be given to candidates who demonstrate financial need. The number
of fellowships will be determined by available funding. Finalists will be
invited to participate in an interview process.

We encourage you to visit our website (www.cnay.org) for a comprehensive list of
available resources (scholarships, fellowships, summer programs, grant
opportunities, etc.). Thank you for your continued support and interest in
the Center for Native American Youth.

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Sincerely,

Center
for Native American Youth

www.cnay.org
cnayinfo@aspeninstitute.org


About the Center
Founded by former US Senator Byron Dorgan, the
Center is a policy program within the Aspen Institute, headquartered in
Washington, DC. While a part of The Aspen Institute, the Center is also
overseen by a Board of Advisors. The goal of the Center is to bring greater
national attention to the issues facing Native American youth, and to foster
solutions, with special emphasis on youth suicide prevention.
How you can help.


 Link to The Aspen Institute
Link to CNAY.org

 


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