Macaulay graduate receives Rangel Fellowship

Macaulay graduate Carlsky Belizaire.
Audrey C. Tiernan

Carlsky Belizaire ’15 (Queens College) an alumnus of Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York has received the Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellowship, awarded to outstanding seniors and college graduates who want to join the Foreign Service.

Howard University administers the Rangel Program in conjunction with the Department of State in an effort to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service in which they can help formulate, represent and implement U.S. foreign policy.

Belizaire received a U.S. Student Fulbright Scholarship to be an English teaching assistant in Taiwan, which he is currently concluding. As an undergraduate at Macaulay, Belizaire majored in political science and was also a Hertog Scholar. The Valley Stream, Long Island native previously interned as a Congressional aide on Capitol Hill.

The Rangel Program annually selects 30 outstanding Rangel Fellows in a highly competitive nationwide process and helps support them through two years of graduate study, internships and professional development activities, and entry into the Foreign Service. This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need. Fellows who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service entry requirements will receive appointments as Foreign Service Officers, one of the most exciting and rewarding careers available.

About Macaulay Honors College

Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York offers exceptional students a uniquely personalized education with access to the vast resources of the nation’s largest urban university and the largest city, New York City.

Selected for their top high school records and leadership potential, Macaulay students receive a full tuition scholarship, a laptop and technology support, and an Opportunities Fund to pursue global learning, research and service opportunities.

Macaulay students enroll in one of eight CUNY senior colleges: Baruch, Brooklyn, City, Hunter, John Jay, Lehman, and Queens Colleges and the College of Staten Island. For more information, see

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