Application for the Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship in USA – 2019/2020 Entry is now open at the United States Agency for International Development in USA.
The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding young people who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The Payne Fellowship Program awards ten fellowships valued at up to $48,000 annually for a two-year program. The award includes up to $22,000 per year toward tuition and mandatory fees for completion of a two-year master’s degree at a U.S. institution; a $16,000 stipend for each academic year for room, board, books and other education-related expenses; and up to $10,000 per year in stipend, housing, transportation, and related expenses for summer internships (see below).
Student Aid Report (SAR) generated from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form is required to be submitted.
The Scholarships are one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world. The aim of the program is to create a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.
DONALD M. PAYNE FELLOWSHIP ELIGIBILITY
Scholars are selected on the following criteria:
- International candidates.
- Available for undertaking an undergraduate and postgraduate degree program in any subject at the university.
- Must be a full fee-paying applicant who is going to start their studies at one of Murdoch’s Western Australian campuses in 2020-2024 intakes.
- All participants are suggested to take the TOEFL or IELTS test to show proficiency in the English language.
- As per you are going to take admission in Australia, so you need to have a qualification which is equal to an Australian year 12.
DONALD M. PAYNE FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
- A completed online application includes the following:
- Background Information (e.g., name, contact information, international travel).
- A personal statement (in 600 words or less) that discusses the applicant’s reasons for applying, interest in foreign affairs, commitment to pursue a USAID Foreign Service career and any relevant experience or information.
Application must include:
- A statement (in 400 words or less) from the applicant that discusses his/her need for financial assistance to attend graduate school, including an explanation of:
- The financial assistance received during undergraduate studies
- Overall education-related debt
- Ability/plans to pay for graduate school independently
Two letters of recommendation:
- One from a faculty member who is well acquainted with the individual
- One from a community leader or other individual who can comment on the applicant’s non-academic accomplishments and his/her potential to serve as a USAID Foreign Service Officer.
- Note: In the online application, applicants will identify recommenders, who will be contacted by the program and asked to submit letters electronically. Below is a copy of the recommendation letter for your reference only.
Sample recommendation form (PDF format)
Proof of U.S. citizenship with a copy of: (choose one)
- Birth certificate
- Certificate of U.S. citizenship
- U.S. passport
(Note: This should be uploaded in easy to read PDF format. Applicants are required to bring originals to the interview, if selected as a finalist.)
Student Aid Report (SAR) generated from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Applicants should try to use 2018 financial data, but 2017 data is acceptable if 2018 data is not available.
- Note: Applicants will upload this into the application using either Word of PDF format.
GRE or GMAT Scores (Applicants should upload a copy of the report sent to them.)
- Note: Applicants will upload this into the application using either Word or PDF format.)
Official Financial Aid Statement from your senior year, if you received financial aid.
- Note: Applicants will upload this into the application using either Word or PDF format. If you did not receive financial aid, you do not have to submit this.
Official Transcripts from all colleges and universities the applicant has attended for credit. Please use a school-generated transcript. An official transcript is best; a student copy is acceptable if it is in the format of an official transcript. (If selected for an interview, you will have to bring an official transcript, in a sealed envelope, to the interview.)
- Note: Applicants will upload this into the application using either Word or PDF format.
- Only applications that have been submitted (with the International Office and registered on the website of the scholarship) before November 1st, 2019 will be considered.
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