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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. In addition, William & Mary students placed in other world capitals will also be eligible to apply and a fourth fellow may be selected from that pool.

William & 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 four 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 World Fellowship is offered to a William & Mary student. Ambassador Harriman was involved with William & Mary in a number of ways. Some examples include being a member of the William & Mary Board of Visitors, 1986-1990, and benefactor of the Pamela Harriman Professorship of Government and Public Policy.

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."