Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards

The Rangel Graduate Fellowship program aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service in which they can help formulate, represent and implement U.S. foreign policy. Each year, the Rangel Program selects 20 outstanding Rangel Fellows in a highly competitive nationwide process and helps support them through two years of graduate study, internships and professional development activities, and entry into the Foreign Service.

Congrats Gabriel Kornas, 2022 Rangel Fellow!

Class of 2019, International Studies major

Read our recent interview with Gabriel.

Gabriel is originally from the Seattle area but spent part of his childhood in Doha, Qatar. At UW, Gabriel majored in International Studies and minored in Law, Societies, and Justice. As a student at UW, he studied Spanish and had the opportunity to intern with the State Department both in Washington, DC and in Muscat, Oman. He graduated with Interdisciplinary Honors in 2019. Since then, he has worked full-time for UW in the Office of Federal Relations. Gabriel is passionate about positively representing the US abroad as a Foreign Service Officer, and intends to serve in the Management Cone of the Foreign Service. The Rangel Fellowship will enable Gabriel to receive a graduate education in Public Administration ahead of joining the Foreign Service in summer 2024. The Rangel Fellowship also provides relevant internships and mentoring to prepare recipients to be successful in the Foreign Service. Gabriel is excited and thankful for the opportunity to serve his country by working on U.S. foreign policy.

Gabriel’s near and long-term goals: My near term goal is to pursue a Master of Public Administration to prepare me with the analytical and substantive skills to succeed in the Foreign Service. I am also looking forward to the internship components of the Fellowship. As a Foreign Service Officer, I hope to have the opportunity to take assignments in different functional and geographic areas of the State Department and learn new languages.

Scholarship Archive

Browse our archive for more Rangel Graduate Fellowship program history.