Payne Fellowship Program

The Payne Program is designed to attract outstanding young people to careers in international development as USAID Foreign Service Officers.  The Payne Fellowship Program provides benefits valued at up to $90,000 over two years toward a two-year master’s degree, arranges internships in Washington D.C. and at USAID missions overseas, and provides professional development and support activities.  Fellows who successfully complete the program become USAID Foreign Service Officers.  Fellows may use the fellowship to attend a two-year master’s program in a U.S. institution to study an area of relevance to the USAID Foreign Service, including international development, international relations, public policy, business administration, foreign languages, economics, agriculture, environmental sciences, health, or urban planning at a graduate or professional school approved by the Payne Program.  At the end of the two-year fellowship, Fellows enter the USAID Foreign Service.  Applicants must be college seniors or graduates looking to start graduate school in the fall of the year they apply, have GPAs of at least 3.2 and be U.S. citizens.  The program welcomes applications from those with any undergraduate major and encourages applications from members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the USAID Foreign Service and those with financial need.  Information and application materials for the program are available at www.paynefellows.orgThe application deadline is January 27, 2014.  The Program is funded by USAID and managed by Howard University. 

 

2014 Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship

Number of Fellowships Offered:  5

Eligibility Requirements:  U.S. citizenship; GPA of 3.2/4.0; seeking to start two-year relevant grad program in fall 2014

Online Application Opens:  October 22, 2013 www.paynefellows.org

Application Deadline:  January 27, 2014 Finalists selected by the end of February Fellows selected by mid-March

Contact: paynefellows@howard.edu; 202-806-4367, (877) 633-0002; or Tessa Henry, (Tessa.henry@howard.edu) 202-806-5952

 

I would appreciate your assistance in sharing this information with potential applicants.

 

Tessa Henry

Program Officer

USAID Donald M. Payne Int’l Development Program

Office: (202) 806-5952

tessa.henry@howard.edu

www.paynefellows.org

Harriman Foreign Service Fellowship

The Pamela Harriman Foreign Service Fellowships provide funding for students interning over the summer in the U.S. Embassies in London or Paris, or the Secretary of State’s Office in Washington, D.C.

The College of William and Mary established the Pamela Harriman Foreign Service Fellowships in 2000 to inspire the best of a new generation to pursue careers in public service. The Awards are offered annually to three outstanding undergraduates from across the nation, chosen from students serving in a summer professional position with the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC, and the U.S. Embassies in London and Paris.

The three fellowship posts pay tribute to chapters of the Ambassador’s life:

The U.S. Embassy in London, in the country of her birth;

The U.S. Embassy in Paris, where she served as Ambassador to France;

The Office of the Secretary of State in Washington D.C., in the country she served with great distinction.

The Harriman Fellowship Program is nationally competitive and highly selective, offering a $5,000 stipend for travel and living expenses.  Fellowships are open to eligible juniors and seniors throughout the United States.

Ambassador Harriman set a standard that the Harriman Fellowships now challenge young Americans to meet. Former Ambassador and Speaker of the House Thomas Foley said of her:  ‘She made a great contribution to public life by her example, energy and devotion, and her belief in the honor of work for one’s country.'”

HORIZONS Scholarship

The HORIZONS scholarship is for women who have demonstrated interest in a career in national security or defense. The following majors are preferred:  security studies, military history, government relations, engineering, computer science, cyber security, physics, mathematics, business (as it relates to national security or defense), law (as it relates to national security or defense), international relations, political science, and economics

Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association – ROTC Scholarships

Scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded to ROTC students majoring in the following or C4I-related fields of electrical, computer, chemical, systems or aerospace engineering; electronics; computer science; physics; mathematics; science or mathematics education; technology management; foreign languages; global security & intelligence studies; security & intelligence; or international studies at accredited degree-granting four-year colleges or universities in the United States. Majors directly related to the support of U.S. national security enterprises (to include other technical majors) with relevance to the mission of AFCEA will also be eligible.  Candidates must be at least second-year college students, enrolled full time as sophomores or juniors at the time of application.”

Women in International Trade Scholarship

Women in International Trade (WIT), provides and educational scholarship for students interested in pursuing a career in international development, international relations, international trade, International economics, or international business.

The next deadline, for Spring 2014, is 7/15/2013