The application deadline for the 2020 cohort of the FAIT Fellowship program has closed. The next application cycle (2021 cohort) should begin in the fall of 2020 and close in February 2021. An announcement will be made for the new application cycle, but please check back periodically for the updated information on this website.
Here are the current eligibility requirements for the FAIT Fellowship program. You must:
- Be a U.S. citizen.
- Be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program relevant to Information Technology at a U.S.-based accredited institution, and entering the junior year in the fall of the cohort year, OR seeking admission in an IT-related master’s degree program at a U.S.-based accredited institution, beginning in the fall of the cohort year.
- Hold a minimum 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale at the time of the application, and maintain this GPA through participation in the program.
- Be able to obtain and maintain medical and security clearances and suitability requirements.
Minority groups historically underrepresented in the State Department are encouraged to apply: this includes but is not limited to racial, ethnic, geographic, and gender minorities, as well as those with financial need.