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APPLICATION DEADLINE: Discover Diplomacy Student Conference

September 9, 2016

Discover Diplomacy: America’s Diplomats in a Changing World

The John C. Whitehead Student Conference

October 26, 2016

U.S. Department of State, Washington DC


Scholarship Details:

  • Scholarship includes:
    • Transportation to Washington DC based on student location (economy airfare, train, mileage with POV, or bus, no car rental)
      • Airport transfers included
    • Lodging at State Plaza Hotel on October 25 and 26
      • Shared rooms
      • If student prefers their own room they will be required to cover the cost difference
    • Partial M&IE to cover meals not included in the conference day
    • Conference itself
      • Panel presentations
      • Simulation participation
      • Access to networking sessions
      • Reception
  • Cost sharing opportunity: lodging subsidy if transportation is provided
  • Full funding: If a university is interested in fully funding one or more students, please inform the USDC via by the conference registration deadline (information on registration TBC). Funded students will be considered Scholarship Recipients and invited to all opportunities planned for those students.

Selection Criteria:

  • Preference is undergraduate juniors and seniors
  • Interest in foreign affairs issues and government service
  • Commitment to travel to Washington DC for three days (arrival on October 25, conference on Oct. 26, departure Oct. 27)
  • Commitment to participate in all sessions of one-day conference
  • Selected by a Diplomat in Residence
  • A member of an underrepresented community as defined by the Office of Human Resources/Recruitment, Examination and Employment (HR/REE)

See the application below for details. Email with questions.


Whitehead Scholarship Application



September 9, 2016
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