The Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship in USA: Funding: up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room, and board, books, mandatory fees, and some travel expense, for the junior and senior years of undergraduate study, OR a two-year master’s degree program in an IT-related field.
If you want to use your technical skills to make a difference, see the world and experience different cultures, then the Foreign Relations IT Scholarship (FAIT) is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. This two-year scholarship program funded by the US State Department provides academic funding for IT-related degrees, internships, professional development, and mentoring, and ultimately serves as an information manager in a foreign country.
If you are seeking an IT-related degree, the Foreign Affairs Information Technology (FAIT) scholarship can combine your passion for technology and love of travel into a meaningful career.
As an IT Researcher in Foreign Affairs, you will receive academic funding, two paid summer internships at the US Department of State, Mentoring, and Professional Development. Upon successful completion of the State Department plan and requirements, you will be appointed an information management expert from the U.S. Department of Foreign Affairs.
Encouraging Applications from Underrepresented Minorities - This includes, but is not limited to, racial, ethnic, geographic and gender minorities, as well as groups in financial need.
The Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship program is designed as a two-year cohort model, with the application window for each cohort opening in the fall and closing in February the following year.
Applications for the 2022 cohort will be accepted starting in fall 2021. We’ll update the timeline when the date is finalized). To be eligible to apply for the 2022 cohort, you must:
Minority groups historically underrepresented in the State Department are encouraged to apply: this includes but is not limited to racial, ethnic, geographic, and gender minorities, as well as those with financial need.
Foreign Affairs IT Fellows will receive:
PROOF OF U.S. CITIZENSHIP
U.S. passport, birth certificate or naturalization papers
An unofficial copy for all schools attended
GRE/GMAT SCORES (for graduate students)
Submit your GRE/GMAT scores only if they are required to apply for your intended graduate program(s)
A PERSONAL STATEMENT
Explain why you want to pursue a career in the Foreign Service (750 words max.):
Maximum two-page resume that highlights your leadership skills (read this article for tips)
MOST RECENT FINANCIAL AID AWARD LETTER
If you received financial aid during the most recent academic year, you are required to submit a Financial Aid Letter listing grants or loans.
MOST RECENT STUDENT AID REPORT (SAR)
STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL NEED
Use this as an opportunity to address any financial hardship or impactful adversity you may have experienced that affects your overall financial standing. You may also include:
ONE LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION
Select recommenders who can explain why you are uniquely qualified for the fellowship.