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University of South Carolina Announces Pickering Graduate Fellowship Winner

The Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs is pleased to announce that Sheimaliz Glover has been awarded the Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Fellowship. The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship is funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. The Department of State seeks a Foreign Service that reflects the diversity and excellence of our society. The Fellowship is designed to attract outstanding individuals from all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career with the U.S. Department of State.

The Fellowship provides 2 years of funding to participants as they prepare academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service. Its purpose is to recruit talented students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy.

Glover is a 2014 graduate of the University of South Carolina where she majored in International Business and Marketing, with minors in Chinese and Dance. She was a Wachovia Business at Moore Scholar, recipient of the TOAST Leadership Award, and consistently appeared on the Dean's List. Part of the inaugural group of students who earned Graduation with Leadership Distinction, she served on Student Government, was active with the International Student Association through Buddies Beyond Borders and as a language partner, and was a Mayor's Fellow intern at the City of Columbia Mayor's Office. She spent her sophomore year in Hong Kong, where she also received a Magellan mini-grant to research the development of women in China through the medium of dance. She returned to USC and served as a Magellan ambassador. Glover plans a career in the US Foreign Service with a focus on international development, and hopes to start her own non-profit with a focus on performing arts. She will begin her studies at John Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) this fall.

This student and others seeking national fellowships were assisted by the Office of Fellowships & Scholar Programs. For more information about the Pickering, contact the Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs at 777-0958, visit us online at, or like Fellowships & Scholar Programs Office on Facebook.


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