Scholarship Detail

Foreign Affairs Information Technology (IT) Fellowship Program

Program Information

Deadline Month: January
Application Deadline Dates: TBA
Award Amount: Up tp $37,500
Funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Washington Center (TWC) for Internships and Academic Seminars, the Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship Program provides outstanding students pursuing an IT-related degree with a challenging and rewarding opportunity to apply technology solutions to the business of diplomacy. The program awards five Fellows (three graduates and two undergraduates) with tuition assistance, mentorship, and professional development to launch their careers in the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply. Fellows who successfully complete the program and the Foreign Affairs IT Specialist entry requirements will receive an appointment as a Foreign Service Information Management Specialist (IMS).
Type: Undergraduate Study, Graduate Study
Application Available: Organization Website

Eligibility Requirements

Class Level: Sophomore
Area of Study: Arts and Humanities, Business, Engineering and Computer Science, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Math, Natural Sciences, Public Service, Social and Behavioral Sciences
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
Resume: Yes
Personal Essay: Yes
Personal Essay Notes: Please review the twelve dimensions of a Foreign Service IT Specialist and enter a personal statement explaining why you want to pursue a career in the Foreign Service. Highlight your motivations, as well as your background, experiences and skills that will help you succeed. The personal statement must not exceed 750 words.
Other Submission Requirements Notes: Your most recent financial aid award letter listing grants or loans Your most recent Student Aid Repor Statement of Financial Needt (SAR)

Further Information

The Washington Center