Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowships


The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program has two components, one for undergraduate study and one for graduate study. Visit the Thomas R. Pickering website for details on the features and requirements for each track. Successful applicants demonstrate academic achievement and outstanding leadership skills, and they must be extraordinarily committed to a career in foreign service, as each candidate is obligated to a minimum of 5 years participation in Foreign Service following their award tenure.


Students currently in their junior year and individuals seeking admission to graduate school for the following year who are interested in foreign service.

Award Amount

2015 Fellows will receive financial support of up to $37,500 annually for actual expenses for the senior year of college and the first year of graduate study will be provided by the Department of State through the Woodrow Wilson Foundation. This funding is to help cover tuition costs first then room and board, books, mandatory fees, and one round trip ticket per academic year between the Fellow's residence and his/her academic institution, pending availability of funds.



Winter quarter