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Join us for a 60-minute session to walk step by step through the William D. Clarke, Sr. Diplomatic Security Fellowship application. We’ll answer your questions and provide tips to ensure a smooth application process.

The final deadline for your completed application submission is April 29, 2024, at 11:59 pm (EDT).

This webinar is designed for individuals who are applying for the 2025 cohort of the Clarke DS Fellowship program. Students who are currently working on their Clarke DS Fellowship application will benefit from the information and guidance provided in this webinar.

We will also discuss the eligibility requirements, the selection process, obligations of Clarke DS Fellows, and the timeline of the Clarke DS Fellowship program.

You’ll discover:

  • What transcripts and financial documents are required to be submitted with the application
  • Who you should ask for your letter of recommendation
  • The importance of your personal statement
  • When the clearance processes and suitability review are conducted
  • The difference between a suitability determination and a security clearance
  • How the selection process works
  • Your obligation to the State Department once you are selected and you accept the fellowship
  • The timeline of the 2025 cohort from orientation to appointment into the Foreign Service
  • And much, much more.

This webinar is designed for individuals who are planning to apply for the Clarke DS Fellowship program or who have started their application.

If you are looking for general information about the Clarke DS Fellowship program, including the benefits of the program, please access our on-demand webinar: Applying for the Clarke DS Fellowship: Benefits, Eligibility, Selection Process and Career.


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