Donald M. Payne International Developement Graduate Fellowship

Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship Program

The USAID’s Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship is designed to promote excellence and diversity in the USAID Foreign Service.  Attached is a brief paragraph describing the program below, as well as their flyer and brochure.  Applications with all materials and recommendations must be submitted by 11:59PM on Tuesday , January 20, 2015 to be considered for this year’s award.

2015 Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship

The application deadline is January 20, 2015

The Payne Program is designed to attract outstanding young people to careers in international development as USAID Foreign Service Officers.  The Payne Fellowship Program provides:

  • Benefits valued at up to $90,000 over two years toward a two-year master’s degree,
  • Arranges internships in Washington D.C. and at USAID missions overseas, and
  • Provides professional development and support activities.

Fellows who successfully complete the program become USAID Foreign Service Officers.  Fellows may use the fellowship to attend a two-year master’s program in a U.S. institution to study an area of relevance to the USAID Foreign Service, including international development, international relations, public policy, business administration, foreign languages, economics, agriculture, environmental sciences, health, or urban planning at a graduate or professional school approved by the Payne Program.  At the end of the two-year fellowship, Fellows enter the USAID Foreign Service.

Applicants must be:

  • College seniors or graduates looking to start graduate school in the fall of the year they apply,
  • Have GPAs of at least 3.2 and
  • Must be U.S. citizens.

The program welcomes applications from those with any undergraduate major and encourages applications from members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the USAID Foreign Service and those with financial need.  Information and application materials for the program are available at www.paynefellows.orgThe application deadline is January 20, 2015.  The Program is funded by USAID and managed by Howard University.

2015 Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship

Number of Fellowships Offered:  5

Eligibility Requirements:  U.S. citizenship; GPA of 3.2/4.0; seeking to start two-year relevant grad program in fall 2015

Online Application Opens:  October 14, 2014 www.paynefellows.org

Application Deadline:  January 20, 2015 – Finalists selected by the end of February – Fellows selected by mid-March

 

Contact:

Tessa Henry, Program Officer

USAID Donald M. Payne Int’l Development Program

paynefellows@howard.edu; 202-806-4367, (877) 633-0002

Office: (202) 806-5952

tessa.henry@howard.edu

www.paynefellows.org

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