Scholarship Detail

Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship

Program Information

Deadline Month: January
Application Deadline Dates: 01/19/2018
Award Amount: up to $90,000
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.
Application Available: Organization Website

Eligibility Requirements

Class Level: Senior
Application Form: Yes
Citizenship: U.S. Citizen
Minimum GPA: 3.2

Submission Requirements

Application Form: Yes
Transcripts: Yes
Transcript Description: All Colleges Attended
Letters of Rec: Yes
Letters of Rec Detail: 2
Personal Essay: Yes
Project Proposal: No
Institutional Endorsement: No
Other Submission Requirements: Yes
Other Submission Requirements Notes: GRE or GMAT scores

Further Information

Tessa Henry
paynefellows@howard.edu
202-806-5952