About The Program

The Donald F. McHenry Global Public Service Fellows Program seeks to enhance Georgetown University School of Foreign Service’s (SFS) recruitment of exceptionally qualified graduate students from all communities within the US and globally who are committed to careers in transformational global public service. It is open to students accepted by any of the eight SFS Master’s degree programs and is conferred at the time of acceptance.

The Fellowship program features activities for the development of the fellows’ abilities to integrate lessons and tools from across disciplines and to develop strategic intellectual skills to tackle holistically both emerging and, as yet, unknown global challenges.

The fellowship provides a scholarship covering full tuition and mandatory fees. American and international students from widely diverse backgrounds and experiences are encouraged to apply coincident with their applications to SFS Master’s degree programs.     




  • Acceptance and enrollment in the desired SFS Program found at https://sfs.georgetown.edu, and

  • Commitment to a career in transformational global public service.



  • A scholarship covering full tuition and mandatory fees

  • Individual mentoring to enhance analytic writing, oral briefing, professional, and personal skills 

  • Inter-disciplinary exchanges on creative solutions to public service problems

  • Interaction with senior practitioners at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy and at the wider SFS

  • Events to complement and expand the fellows’ Master’s degree academic learning

  • Assistance with internship search for practical experience and networking 

  • Counseling on career employment search