The U.S. Department of State’s Gilman International Scholarship Program is proud to announce that ten Gilman Alumni have been selected as Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Fellows and five Gilman Alumni have been selected as Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellows.
- Irla Atanda, South Africa, 2017
- Tima Dasouki, Virtual-Turkey, 2020
- Kali Dykstra, Senegal, 2019
- Christopher Murphy, China, 2014
- Josh Pope, Virtual-Taiwan, 2021
- Michael Portillo, Virtual-Taiwan, 2020
- Arthur Rodriguez, Spain, 2019
- Maya Rosales, Spain, 2020
- Katherine Torres, Australia, Argentina, 2019
- Vladyslav Wallace, France, 2018
- Craig Joiner, Japan, 2018-2019
- Mayeen Mohammedi, Namibia, 2012-2013
- Maia Moore, China, 2016
- Ramatu Muhammed, Jordan, 2021
- Joy Woods, Japan, 2018
The U.S. Department of State’s Pickering Fellowship offers a unique opportunity to promote positive change in the world. Fellows have the opportunity to work as Foreign Service Officers under applicable law and State Department policy, serving in Washington, D.C. and at a U.S. embassy, consulate, or diplomatic mission around the globe. Fellows also agree to a minimum five-year service commitment in the Department of State’s Foreign Service. The five-year service commitment begins upon entry into the Foreign Service.
The Rangel Graduate Fellowship is a program that aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State in which they can help formulate, represent and implement U.S. foreign policy. The Rangel Program selects outstanding Rangel Fellows annually in a highly competitive nationwide process and supports them through two years of graduate study, internships, mentoring and professional development activities.
The fellowship winners said their Gilman experience greatly impacted their interest in foreign service careers and their decision to apply for additional opportunities: “My experience as a Gilman Scholar gave me the invaluable opportunity to sharpen my Turkish skills with an institution abroad which I believe set me apart as a candidate for the Pickering Fellowship. Because of this opportunity, I was able to engage with foreign interlocutors and serve as a citizen diplomat to Turkish faculty and international students studying in the same program– an important skill for the Foreign Service,” said Pickering recipient Tima Dasouki.
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