The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

The Washington CenterThe Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship programs are funded by the U.S. Department of State. The fellowship recruits talented students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship programs provide academic and professional preparation for outstanding candidates to enter the U.S. department of State Foreign Service, representation America’s interest abroad.

The fellowship has both an Undergraduate and Graduate program. Pickering Undergraduates applicants must apply as rising seniors; Graduate applicants must be seeking admission to a two year master’s degree program in the fall of following academic tear from which they are applying.

Who Can Apply:

Eligibility to apply for The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship is limited to:

  • Current college senior or college graduate
  • Entering a two-year terminal master’s degree program in the fall of the fellowship year
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.2 (4.0 scale)
  • United states citizenship at the time of the application

Upon successful completion of the Foreign Service examination, Pickering Fellows make a commitment to serve for a minimum of five years in an appointment as Foreign Service Officer.

If you have any other questions or if we may be of further assistance, please contact Truman State University’s Graduate Office.