- Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale
The Payne International Affairs Fellowship does not have a campus process. The national deadline is typically in November. The application process is lengthy and requires many months of preparation.
Should I apply?
Important information, which can help you determine if the Payne International Affairs Fellowship is right for you, can be found here: https://stanford.box.com/Should-I-Apply-General-Handout
Additional information on the Payne International Affairs Fellowship, including application criteria, can be found at: http://www.paynefellows.org/?areaid=2&contentid=941&CFID=1&CFTOKEN=056FA960-A88C-41F0-9DAE2A38F92B5329
How the ORC can help
After reading this website and the official Payne International Affairs Fellowship website you should attend an information session. Info sessions can be found at http://bechtel.stanford.edu/overseas-scholarships
About the Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship
The Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship Program is designed to attract outstanding young people to careers in international development as USAID Foreign Service Officers. The Payne Fellowship Program provides benefits toward a two-year master's degree, arranges internships in Washington D.C. and a USAID missions overseas, and provides professional development and support activities. Fellows who successfully complete the program become USAID Foreign Service Officers.