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Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship Program

 

Description

The Payne Fellowship encourages the application of members of minority groups who have historically been underrepresented in international development careers and those with financial need. The fellowship is named in honor of longtime development champion, the late Congressman Donald Payne. The initiative is funded by USAID and administered by Howard University. Fellowship recipients can use the award to attend U.S. graduate programs throughout the country; they will join the USAID Foreign Service upon completion of the program, as long as they successfully complete the Payne Program and USAID entry requirements.

 

Eligiblity Information

Academic Level:
Senior, Bachelors degree (not currently enrolled), Recently Graduated

Age minimum or maximum:*
Yes
Minimum and/or maximum age? 18-36

Open to international students:
No

Required to demonstrate financial need:
Yes

Discipline Area(s):

Other: International affairs or related subject

Minimum GPA:
Yes
If yes, what is the minimum? 3.2

Demographic Information (preferred or required):
Demonstrates Financial Need, Minorities

Award type:
Fellowship, Scholarship

Amount Awarded:
$5,000 to $24,999

 

Application Information:

Application Deadline:
January

Date application is available:
October

USC endorsement required:
Yes

USC endorsement application deadline:

USC endorsement process explanation:

USC endorsement website/URL:

Award Details:

Is there an interview:
Yes

Approximate date finalists are notified:
March

Approximate date selected candidates are notified:
March

Average number of applications received:
180

Number awarded:
10

Average GPA of recipients:
3.3

Sponsor:

Howard University

 

Contact Information:

Primary Contact:
Cynthia Valentine

Position:
Program Manager

Phone:
202-806-5952

Email:

Website:
www.paynefellows.org

Address:
2218 6th Street, NW,
Washington, D.C. 20059