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National & International Scholarships

Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowships

Funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, the Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship Program provides undergraduate and graduate students with financial support, mentoring and professional development to prepare them academically and professionally for a career in the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.

Students applying during their third-year at WKU may receive up to $37,500 to fund their final year at WKU and an additional $37,500 for the first year of a two-year graduate program.  Recent alumni or students who apply during their final year at WKU may receive $37,500 annually for a two-year graduate program.


Mr Cory DoddsMr. Cory Dodds in the Office of Scholar Development works with students applying for the Pickering Fellowship.

Set up a meeting with Mr. Dodds to discuss your post-graduate plans and scholarship applications by email at or by phone at 270.745.5043.

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 Last Modified 8/9/17