2022-23 Graduate Fellows Announced

Washington, D.C. - The Rumsfeld Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of its 2022-23 Graduate Fellows.

This year the Foundation selected 14 scholars who aspire to careers in public service to receive a combined $241,280 in grant awards in support of their advanced studies. Entering its fourteenth academic year, the Graduate Fellowship Program now includes an impressive network of 191 current Fellows and alumni, as well as 21 distinguished program Advisers located at universities nationwide.

Nominated for their demonstrated leadership potential, moral character and academic and civic achievements, the 2022-23 Graduate Fellows include rising leaders with diverse backgrounds and experiences. This year’s Fellows will be pursuing studies at universities across the country in fields from international affairs and history to cybersecurity and politics and include master’s and doctoral students as well as a postdoctoral Fellow.

Some of the notable roles and accomplishments of the 2022-23 Fellows include:

  • Researcher at the Observatory on Social Media at Indiana University
  • Associate Director at the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security
  • Hans J. Morgenthau Fellow at Notre Dame International Security Center
  • Former U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman
  • Former H.B. Earhart Foundation Fellow
  • Presidential Scholarship recipient from Loyola University of Maryland
  • Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute
  • Executive Board member of an Alexander Hamilton Society university chapter
  • United States Army Ranger School Graduate
  • Former intelligence analyst intern
  • Former Director of Commercial Affairs at the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates
  • Former Research Assistant at the Wilson Center
  • Intern at the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs at the U.S. Department of State
  • Recipient of the 2020 Information Technology and Cybersecurity Team Excellence Award for the Census IT and Cybersecurity

Along with the financial support awarded, the Foundation is pleased to offer additional opportunities for these service-oriented young professionals by hosting various events and providing regular communications throughout the year to facilitate further network engagement.

One 2022-23 Fellow noted, “Selection as a Rumsfeld Foundation Graduate Fellow affords me exposure to an exceptional network of peers and experts whose rich background, experience, and commitment to public service is an unparalleled asset in my continuing education and career.”

Over 75% of alumni of the Graduate Fellowship Program are currently serving in public service or policy fields, including in a wide variety of capacities in the Departments of Defense, Justice, State and Treasury, the U.S. military, U.S. Congress, state and local government, policy and research centers, academia and more. To learn more about the program and the talented leaders that comprise its growing network, please visit the Foundation’s website or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


Media Contact:
Sarah Tonucci
Executive Director, Rumsfeld Foundation
(202) 944-1304


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