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Meece Paper Prize

Mr. Roger Meece, an alumnus of Michigan State University, is a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service who spent most of his career in Africa. Substantively in Malawi and the Democratic Republic of Congo as US Ambassador, and later as U.N. Special Representative of the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Earlier in his career, he served as Peace Corps Volunteer in Sierra Leone and worked in different Peace Corps assignments in several African countries including Peace Corps Country Director in Gabon. He currently chairs the Foreign Service Retirees Association of Washington State.

The Meece Graduate and Undergraduate Awards are established to honor Mr. Roger Meece’s unwavering dedication to diplomacy and peacekeeping and to encourage excellence in African Studies.

Please find more information and the application for this award as well as others under Financial Support & Applications

FLAS Awardees

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships are awarded to students enrolled in a program that combines the study of a modern foreign language with advanced training in international development studies or in the international development aspects of professional or other fields of study.

Congratulations to the 2019 winners!


Fulbright Scholars

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government, designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and the people of other countries. 

Congratulations to the 2019 winners!