OURS National Scholarships

Amarpreet Kaur : Rangel Fellowship

Amarpreet Kaur (’23, Social Welfare and Public Policy) is particularly interested in human rights and socioeconomic development. After working at the local, state, and federal levels of policy advocating for underserved communities, she ultimately found her passion for global public service and foreign policy. Amarpreet was a Critical Language Scholar, Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholar, and Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Fellow. She has worked for the Brennan Center for Justice and National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), among other organizations. Her languages include English, Punjabi, Spanish, Urdu, and Hindi. As a Rangel Fellow, she will pursue a fully funded Master’s degree and do internships at the U.S. Congress and and at an embassy abroad. Her graduate studies will be followed by a five-year appointment in the State Department Foreign Service, in which she will be one of the very few Sikh U.S. diplomats.