Northfield, Minn.—Carleton College student Danielle Smogard '13 (Southlake, Texas) has earned a prestigious Carnegie Endowment junior fellowship, and will be working next year on peace issues related to South Asia with a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Smogard, a political science and international relations double major, is one of approximately ten seniors chosen nationwide from applicants from over 400 institutions. Each year the Carnegie Endowment offers these one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. Carnegie junior fellows work as research assistants to the endowment's senior associates. Those who have begun graduate studies are not eligible for consideration. Liberal arts college candidates are a distinct minority among those chosen, according to the College’s director of student fellowships Liz Ciner, and she believes Smogard is the first Carl to earn the fellowship.
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing cooperation between nations and promoting active international engagement by the United States. Founded in 1910, its work is nonpartisan and dedicated to achieving practical results. For more information on the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, visit its website at http://carnegieendowment.org.