Call Deadline: February 5, 201, at 11:59 pm EST
Course Level: Undergraduate Students
Nationality: U.S. citizen
Scholarship can be taken in Washington, DC, USA
The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week summer program designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. The Program usually selects participants (known as “Rangel Scholars”) each year from universities throughout the United States.
This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need. Students live at Howard University, attend classes, and participate in a variety of programs with foreign affairs professionals at Howard and at diverse locations around Washington, DC.
- Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students, with at least sophomore status on the date of the application deadline (February 5, 2019).
- Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale at the time of application.
- Applicants must be U.S. citizen.
- Completed sections with background information on the applicant, including work and volunteer experiences, international experiences, and honors, and awards.
- An interesting statement (in 600 words or less) that explains the applicant’s interest in international affairs and how this program will assist him/her in pursuing this interest
- Uploaded documents, including the following: (Note: Word or PDF documents are acceptable. If you do not have PDF conversion software on your computer, please check free online services. Please ensure scanned copies can be easily read.)
- Transcript(s) from all colleges or universities that the applicant has attended. An official transcript is best; a student copy is acceptable if it is in the format of an official transcript. The transcript must include spring 2019 course enrollment to verify full-time student status.
- Proof of U.S. citizenship, including (choose one)
- Birth certificate
- Certificate of U.S. citizenship
- U.S. passport
* Note: If you use a birth certificate, please note that if you are selected, you will need to send us a hard copy of a notarized birth certificate before your final acceptance. Those using passports or certificates of citizenship will have to bring originals to show at the start of the program.*Note: Social Security cards and driver’s licenses are not proof of citizenship and will not be sufficient.
- Three letters of recommendation
- Two from faculty members
- One from a community leader who can comment on the applicant’s non-academic accomplishments and his/her potential as an emerging professional.
- Additional recommendation letters will not be considered.
- Note: In the online application, applicants will identify recommenders, who will be contacted by the program and asked to submit letters electronically. Below is a copy of the recommendation letter for your reference only.
- Recommendation Form (Word version)
- Once an applicant has added recommenders’ contacts to the application form, an automatic email will be sent to each recommender. Recommenders can also access the online form by going to http://rangelprogram.org/recommender.
* Note: Students must first save the “Personal Profile” page of their application before they can save the recommendation section of the application. Applicants can return to their application at any time before the deadline to update any portion of their application.
- Should applicants have insuperable problems submitting a document electronically, they can consult with program staff about alternate methods (firstname.lastname@example.org). However, we strongly encourage you to submit documents electronically.