Interested in Career in the Foreign Service? Check out this Fellowship

Here is a great fellowship opportunity for students interested in a Foreign Service Career. 

The Rangel Graduate Fellowship:

The Rangel Graduate Fellowship is a program that aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service.  The Rangel Program selects 30 Fellows annually and helps support them through:

  • Two years of graduate study;
  • Internships and professional development activities; and
  • Entry into the Foreign Service.

The program provides up to $47,500 annually towards tuition, room, board, books and mandatory fees for completion of two-year master’s degrees. Members of groups historically underrepresented in the RangelForeign Service and those with financial need are especially encouraged to apply.  Fellows who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service entry requirements will receive appointments as Foreign Service Officers (and have to serve for five years).


Applicants must:

  • Be U.S. citizens;
  • Be seeking admission to enter graduate school in the fall of 2017 for a two-year program at a U.S. university in an area of relevance to the Foreign Service.
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher.


Application deadline for 2017 is September 21, 2016.

Additional Information

For more information please visit the Rangel website and schedule an appointment with Cindy Schaarschmidt at the Office of Student Fellowships & Awards.

Prof. Will McGuire To Join Taiwan Delegation

Professor Will McGuire will be joining an academic delegation to Taiwan this summer organized by Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  Will’s participation in this high-level delegation is the result of an invitation from the Director General of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Seattle. The trip brings American scholars of Taiwan or Mainland China together with Taiwanese government officials and scholars. This year’s delegation includes American academics from Harvard University, UCLA, Emory University, Brigham Young University, the US Air Force Academy, the University of Texas at Dallas, and the Jamestown Foundation. It begins July 15th and ends July 21st.
Professor McGuire will be sharing his experiences in Taiwan during an upcoming Travel Talk organized by World Affairs Council Tacoma on November 15th.  The event will at held at Tacoma Community College from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.