The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program has chosen History major Desmond Moffitt as one of its Rangel Scholars for 2015. Rangel Scholars participate in a selective six-week summer program designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. Funded by the U.S. Department of State, the program provides academic preparation through the attendance of two summer classes at Howard University, which are transferrable back to Mason. The U.S. Department of State provides for tuition, room and board, transportation, and a $3,200 stipend. This year less than 1% of applicants were chosen to participate.
Mr. Moffitt is an Honors College sophomore pursuing a History B.A. with a Dance minor. Originally from Kentucky, he came to Mason as a recipient of the Bill Gates Millennium Scholarship. As a freshman he co-founded an Honors College service organization called Mason U and continues to serve as its Community Empowerment and Research Coordinator.
He plans to pursue a career in educational policy and in Fall 2015 will begin studying abroad for two semesters in Berlin, Germany at the Freie Universitat.
April 24, 2015