Benjamin Troupe

Scholarship Awarded: 
Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Benjamin Troupe, a 2017 Philosophy graduate, received one of only 30 Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowships. Troupe is the first UK student to be awarded the prestigious honor.

The Pickering Fellowship Program provides graduate students with up to $37,500 annually in financial support for a two-year master's degree in a field related to the Foreign Service, as well as internships, mentoring and professional development to prepare them for a career with the department. Upon successful completion of the program, Pickering Fellows work for at least five years as a foreign service officer based on the needs of the State Department, serving in D.C. or at a U.S. embassy, consulate and diplomatic mission around the globe.

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