Nunn School students can take advantage of a variety of graduate school funding and professional development opportunities offered through fellowships.  Fellowships may be university-awarded, federally funded, or offered by independent organizations. Many are targeted to specific student groups or disciplines, and can be awarded based on academic need, academic record, or merit. Examples of prominent fellowships our students have been awarded are below, including two prominent, federally funded fellowship programs.

Selected Available Fellowship Programs

David L. Boren Scholarship and Graduate Fellowship

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Past Nunn School Winners

  • Taylor Poole, 2018. Poole studied Russian in Latvia on a Boren Scholarship.
  • Mckenzie Rhone, 2018. Rhone studied Portuguese in Brazil on a Boren Scholarship.
  • Geoff Brown, 2018. Brown studied Urdu in India on a Boren Fellowship.
  • William Emken, 2017. Emken studied Russian in Kazakhstan. Emken currently works as a researcher at the Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy. He works to leverage data analytics, linguistic skills, and area knowledge.
  • Elizabeth Clark, 2016. Clark is currently the Business Development Specialist for Jordan Education for Employment in Amman, Jordan. She manages grants and development and works with donors.
  • Jordan Sturgis, 2015. Sturgis currently works as an Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton. He works in Washington, DC.
  • Latham Saddler, 2010. Saddler is currently a White House Fellow at the White House Office of Economic Initiatives. He previously worked as a team member for the Council on Foreign Relations.

The Fulbright Program

The Fulbright Program was established in 1946 by the U.S. Department of State in order to promote “mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries in the world.” Fulbright grants are given to students to support their initiative to study, research, lecture, and teach in foreign countries.

Past Nunn School Winners

  • Dillon Roseen, 2016. Roseen is a J.D. Candidate at the University of Michigan Law School. He is currently interning at Van Bael & Bellis in Brussels.
  • Ayanda Francis, 2014. Francis is a Foreign Service Officer for the U.S. Department of State.
  • Allison Braden, 2013. Braden is a freelance journalist and current Spanish Graduate Fellow at University of North Carolina, Charlotte. She has written and reported features and online content on a variety of topics for Charlotte Magazine, Vox Media, War is Boring, and WFAE.
  • Erin Robinson, 2013. Robinson works as a Policy Analyst for the Center for the Study of Policy. She previously worked as a Legislative Fellow for the United States Congress.
  • Colby Mangels, 2011. Mangels works as a Tax Policy Advisor where he is a specialist in AEOI (CRS) and EOIR Standards of Tax Information Exchange. He is located in Paris, France.
  • John Akin, 2009. Akin is a previously worked as a white-collar associate at Linklaters. He advised clients on issues relation to white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, and cross-bored regulatory compliance. 

Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Programs provide academic and professional preparation for outstanding candidates to enter the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service, representing America’s interests abroad. Pickering Fellows are undergraduate and graduate students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.

Past Nunn School Winners

  • Camilo Caballero, 2014. Caballero is a U.S. Foreign Service Officer as a Diplomat in Caracas, Venezuela.
  • Ayanda Francis, 2013. Francis is a Foreign Service Officer for the U.S. Department of State.

Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship Junior Summer Institutes

The PPIA Fellowship Program helps students achieve a Master’s or joint degree, typically in public policy, public administration, international affairs or a related field. The organization does this through the intensive study provided by participation in a Junior Summer Institute (JSI), an intensive seven-week summer program that focuses on preparing students for graduate programs in public and international affairs and careers as policy professionals, public administrators and other leadership roles in public service.

Past Nunn School Winners

  • Dyvonne Body, 2016. Body is a Program Associate in the Financial Security Program for the Aspen Institute.
  • Angeli Patel, 2013. Patel is a second-year student at Berkeley Law focused on Corporate Sustainability. She has three years of background in the federal government: The White House, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and U.S. Department of Commerce.

Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program

PMF Program is a flagship leadership development program at the entry level for advanced degree candidates. It was created more than three decades ago by Executive Order and attracts and selects the best candidates possible, to develop a cadre of potential government leaders. It provides some sustenance during the first years of employment and encourages development of leadership capabilities. The PMF Program inculcates a lasting bond as well as a spirit of public service, ultimately encouraging and leading to a career in the government.

Past Nunn School Winners

  • Steven Hawkins, 2017. Hawkins served as a fellow with the US Department of State.
  • Lauren Kretz, 2010. Kretz worked as a fellow with the US Department of State.
  • Rachael Lammers, 2007. Lammers is the Chief of Staff at McChrystal Group in DC. The McChrystal Group is an elite advisory services and leadership development firm.
  • Sergio Aguirre, 2005. Aguirre served the Secretariat of the Air Force and now works as the managing partner at WestExec Advisors.

CyberCorps Scholarship for Service

The federal CyberCorps® Scholarship for Service (SFS) program provides tuition and a stipend to students in exchange for commitments to serve the U.S. Government in a cybersecurity role after graduation. CyberCorps® is open to students who are enrolled in the Computer Science, the Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Public Policy or International Affairs departments at Georgia Tech and who demonstrate strong interest in the field of cybersecurity.

Past Nunn School Winners

  • Angelique Edwards, 2017. Edwards hopes to work in D.C., working to combat international security issues after completing this fellowship.
  • Erin Whittaker, 2017. Whittaker currently works as a Junior Consultant at Red Clover Advisors in Atlanta.

Additional information about various fellowships and fellowship recipients can be found at the Georgia Tech Fellowships Office.