State Department Expands Diversity Fellowship Program Administered by Howard University

The U.S. State Department has announced that the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship and the Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship programs will be expanded for 2021. The diversity fellowships will be expanded by 50 percent and support 90 students each year. The two fellowship programs are designed to attract highly talented and qualified candidates who represent ethnic, racial, gender, social, and geographic diversity to the Foreign Service.

Howard University has administered the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program through a cooperative agreement with State Department since 2002, supporting 374 fellows and 346 undergraduate scholars. The university has administered the Thomas R. Pickering Program since May 2018, training 60 fellows.

“We are thrilled by the Department of State’s decision to increase dramatically the number of Pickering and Rangel fellowships. It will create significant opportunities for outstanding young people who want to promote positive change in the world,” says Anthony Wutoh, provost and chief academic officer for Howard University. “These programs advance the university’s mission to develop scholars and professionals who drive change and help nd solutions to contemporary global problems, particularly from diverse perspectives.”

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