National deadline: February 2, 2017

Eligibility requirements:

  • U.S. citizen
  • Full-time undergraduate student
  • 3.2 cumulative GPA

Award summary and conditions: The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week summer program with two major components. First, in order to enhance participants' academic preparation to work in international affairs, the Program provides three courses that focus on enhancing knowledge and skills related to U.S. foreign policy, economics and writing. Second, in order to provide greater insight into the foreign policy-making process and international affairs careers, the Rangel Program introduces the participants to a wide range of government and non-government professionals who work on global issues and also arranges visits to various governmental and non-governmental institutions involved in international affairs. The Program also helps students explore graduate school and professional options in international affairs. 

Benefits include:

  • Tuition
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Two meals per day
  • $3,200 stipend

Application process: online 

Application requirements:

  • Online application
  • Personal statement (600 words max.) 
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Letters of recommendation* (2)  
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship** (birth certificate, certificate of U.S. citizenship or U. S. passport)

*Note: In the online application, applicants will identify recommenders, who will be contacted by the program and asked to submit letters electronically.

**Note: if you use a birth certificate and are selected, you will need to send a hard copy of a notarized birth certificate.  Those using passports or certificates of citizenship will have to bring originals at the start of the program.  

Faculty representative: Keith Raether

Selection process:
 A panel of individuals with experience in foreign affairs and academia evaluates candidates' applications. If selected, recipientwill be asked to fill out an application to Howard University.

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