Nineteen Gilman Alumni are among the winners of three highly competitive, federally-funded fellowships for graduate study and careers in diplomacy.
Two alumni received the Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship, eight alumni received the Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship and nine alumni received the Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellowship. Each of these fellowships prepares scholars for diplomatic careers with the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Foreign Services.
The fellowship winners said their Gilman experience greatly impacted their interest in foreign service careers and their decision to apply for additional opportunities.
“I was able to study abroad and partake in experiential learning in South Africa that ignited my passion for human rights and development. Without the Gilman Scholarship, I would not have had this experience and probably would not have discovered my true passions or career goals,” said Cecilia Turner, a Payne Fellowship recipient.
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