Applications are invited for the Foreign Affairs Information Technology (FAIT) Fellowship 2021 in the US. The Foreign Affairs Information Technology Fellowship is offered to talented and diverse students in an IT-related degree program, including accredited online degree programs.
The FAITH fellowship is funded by the United State Department of State to provide students studying IT-related fields at undergraduate and graduate level tuition assistance and position at the U.S Department of State on completion of the fellowship program. The U.S. Department of State is accepting applications for the Foreign Affairs Information Technology Fellowship program.
About Foreign Affairs Information Technology Fellowship
The U.S. Department of State is funding the Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship while seeking to attract top tech talented students to the Foreign Service that reflects the diversity of the United States.
The FAITH Fellowship welcomes the application of members of minority groups (women, students) historically underrepresented in the State Department and those with financial need. If you want to use your tech skills to make a difference, see the world, and experience different cultures, the Foreign Affairs IT (FAIT) Fellowship is an opportunity of a lifetime.
The application for the Foreign Affairs Information Technology Fellowship end by February 1, 2021
Successfully selected applicants will receive
Academic 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.
An appointment in the Foreign Service as an Information Management Specialist upon successful completion of the program and the State Department’s requirements. Fellows agree to a minimum five-year commitment upon entry into the Foreign Service.
Stipends, housing and travel allowances for the two summer internships: A domestic internship in Washington, D.C. at the U.S. Department of State; and an international internship at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate abroad.
Personalized mentoring and professional development opportunities throughout the program.
Foreign Affairs Information Technology (FAIT) Fellowship 2021 Requirements
Applicants for the production awards program must be
- Be a U.S. citizen.
- Must be enrolled in IT-related degree program, including accredited online degree programs.
- Be enrolled in an IT-related undergraduate degree program and entering junior year in the fall of 2021 OR
- Be entering an IT-related master’s degree program beginning in the fall of 2021.
- Hold a minimum 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale at the time of the application, and maintain this GPA throughout participation in the program.
- Be able to pass and retain medical, suitability, and clearance requirements.
- Application must be submitted on/before the deadline February 1, 2021.
- PROOF OF U.S. CITIZENSHIP: U.S. passport, birth certificate or naturalization papers
- TRANSCRIPT: 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.):
- Highlight your motivations, as well as your background, experiences and skills that will help you succeed.
- RESUMÉ: Maximum two-page resume that highlights your leadership skills
- LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION: (One Reference Letter) Select recommenders who can explain why you are uniquely qualified for the fellowship.
- If you were enrolled in a degree-granting program within the last two years, the letter must be from a professor or faculty member who knows you.
- If you are returning to graduate school after a couple years, choose someone who is familiar with your academics, professional work, or volunteer/community activities.
- 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:
- Assistance you received during your undergraduate studies
- Your overall education-related debt
- Your ability/plans to pay for graduate school and/or your junior and senior years of undergraduate (depending on whether you are applying for the Graduate or Undergraduate Fellowship).
- 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): If you received financial aid during the most recent academic year, you are required to submit your SAR form.
If you did not receive financial aid during the most recent academic year, you must complete the FAFSA to generate an SAR.
How To Apply For Foreign Affairs Information Technology Fellowship 2021
Note: Applications that do not meet the eligibility requirements and that do not include all required attachments and supporting documents will be disqualified
Applicants need to apply online, start submitting application.
Do ensure to read the application guidelines and rules carefully before beginning or submitting the application.
Application Deadline: February 1, 2021
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