Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship Program is a fellowship program that provides funding for graduate students as they prepare academically and professionally to enter the United States Foreign Service.


Launched to help promote greater diversity in the U.S. Foreign Service, the Rangel Fellowship Program was announced in 2002 by Secretary of State Colin Powell, Congressman Charles B. Rangel, and the President of Howard University, H. Patrick Swygert.[1] In the early years of the program, the U.S. Congress provided an appropriation for the program, and its early operations were supported by the Department of State and contributions by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Una Chapman Cox Foundation.[1]

Program componentsEdit

The program is managed by the Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center at Howard University and is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of State.

The Rangel Program offers thirty graduate fellowships annually to outstanding seniors and college graduates who want to join the U.S. Foreign Service.[1][2] The fellowships help finance two-year graduate programs and provide two paid summer internship opportunities, one on Capitol Hill and the second at a U.S. embassy.[2]

Like the Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship Program, the Rangel Fellowship Program guarantees a five-year contract in the Foreign Service to successful Fellows.[2] Rangel Fellows also receive mentoring from Foreign Service Officers throughout the duration of the program.[2]

Undergraduate institutions that have had students selected for the program include the University of Illinois,[3] the University of Illinois at Chicago,[4]Fairfield University,[5] University of Missouri,[6] Princeton University,[7] Paine College,[8] Baruch College,[9] University of Maryland, Baltimore County,[10] Lincoln University,[11] University of Houston,[12] Oklahoma City University,[13] University of Georgia,[14] Ohio State University,[15] University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,[16] University of Maryland,[17] University of Central Florida,[18] University of South Florida,[19]Middle Tennessee State University,[20]Connecticut College,[21] and Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.[22][23]

Rangel Fellows attend a variety of graduate schools across the United States, including the Harvard Kennedy School, the Woodrow Wilson School, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, the Lyndon B. Johnson School, the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, the School of International Service, the School of International and Public Affairs, and the Elliott School of International Affairs.[24]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c "About Us". Howard University. Archived from the original on March 2, 2010. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d "Graduate Fellowship Program - Program Elements". Howard University. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  3. ^ Evensen, Dave (April 16, 2015). "Aspiring diplomat earns prestigious internship in international affairs". University of Illinois. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  4. ^ Flood, Brian (December 6, 2017). "State Dept. honor turns student's 'dream into a reality'". University of Illinois at Chicago. Retrieved November 8, 2018.
  5. ^ "2014 Graduate Eric Salgado Awarded Prestigious Rangel Fellowship". Fairfield University. May 15, 2015. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  6. ^ Murray, John (April 2, 2013). "Past MSA President Earns Prestigious Rangel Fellowship". University of Missouri. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  7. ^ Dienst, Karin (March 26, 2014). "Princeton senior receives Rangel Fellowship in international affairs". Princeton University. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  8. ^ "Paine College senior awarded prestigious Rangel Fellowship". Paine College. May 4, 2009. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  9. ^ "Baruch Alumna Receives Rangel Fellowship for Graduate Work in International Affairs". Baruch College. April 16, 2008. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  10. ^ "Vivian Ekey '11 Chosen as Rangel Fellow". University of Maryland, Baltimore County. April 2, 2013. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  11. ^ "Lincoln University senior earns prestigious Rangel Fellowship". Philadelphia Tribune. April 23, 2015. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  12. ^ Emery, Mike (April 2, 2015). "UH's Cassie Gianni Named Rangel Fellow". University of Houston. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  13. ^ Schwab, Kyle (May 31, 2014). "Oklahoma City University alumna awarded Rangel Fellowship". The Oklahoman. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  14. ^ Walls, Joelle (April 5, 2011). "UGA Honors student is first recipient of Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellowship". University of Georgia. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  15. ^ "The Ohio State University Alumnus Joshua Gonzalez Wins Prestigious Rangel Fellowship". Ohio State University. Fall 2015. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  16. ^ "Alumni Earn Rangel Fellowships". University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. April 24, 2013. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  17. ^ "UMD Alumnus Cameron Torreon Earns Rangel Fellowship". University of Maryland. March 12, 2012. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  18. ^ "Fellowship Prepares UCF Student for Life Around the World". University of Central Florida. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  19. ^ "CAS alumna receives Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship". University of South Florida. March 18, 2015. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  20. ^ "MTSU alumnus Pratt earns Rangel Fellowship, heads to GWU". Middle Tennessee State University. March 29, 2013. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  21. ^ "Pablo Tutillo '13 earns prestigious Rangel Graduate Fellowship". Connecticut College. June 19, 2015. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  22. ^ "Alumnus Calvin Lee Hayes Earns Prestigious Rangel Fellowship". Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. April 15, 2011. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  23. ^ "Graduate Fellowship Program - Rangel Fellows In The News". Howard University. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  24. ^ "Graduate Fellowship Program - Rangel Fellows". Howard University. Retrieved March 24, 2016.

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