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About the Fellowships

The Pamela Harriman Foreign Service Fellowships provide funding for students interning over the summer in the U.S. Embassies in London or Paris, or the Secretary of State’s Office in Washington, D.C.

The College of William and Mary established the Pamela Harriman Foreign Service Fellowships in 2000 to inspire the best of a new generation to pursue careers in public service. The Awards are offered annually to three outstanding undergraduates from across the nation, chosen from students serving in a summer professional position with the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC, and the U.S. Embassies in London and Paris.

The three fellowship posts pay tribute to chapters of the Ambassador's life:

The U.S. Embassy in London, in the country of her birth;

The U.S. Embassy in Paris, where she served as Ambassador to France;

The Office of the Secretary of State in Washington D.C., in the country she served with great distinction.

The Harriman Fellowship Program is nationally competitive and highly selective, offering a $5,000 stipend for travel and living expenses.  Fellowships are open to eligible juniors and seniors throughout the United States.

Ambassador Harriman set a standard that the Harriman Fellowships now challenge young Americans to meet. Former Ambassador and Speaker of the House Thomas Foley said of her:  "She made a great contribution to public life by her example, energy and devotion, and her belief in the honor of work for one's country."