Fellowships & Scholarships

Foreign Agricultural Service Diversity Fellowship Program

The Foreign Agricultural Service Diversity Fellowship Program (FDFP) is a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program that identifies and prepares individuals interested in careers in USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). Those who successfully complete FDFP and pass the USDA’s FAS Foreign Service Assessment, will be offered a position as a Foreign Service Trainee (FST), which will prepare them for a career as a FAS Foreign Service Officer overseas.

The FAS Diversity Fellowship Program will provide graduate fellowships to qualified individuals who will attend two-year graduate programs in Agribusiness or Agricultural Economics at U.S. universities, provide two summer internships – one domestic and one overseas, and offer mentoring from a Foreign Service Officer, and provide professional development activities.

To be eligible to participate, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Be seeking enrollment into a two-year graduate degree at a U.S. university for fall in a program relevant to the work of the FAS Foreign Service such as Agribusiness or Agricultural Economics.
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale.