Recent Grad Awarded Prestigious Carnegie Fellowship
Cory McKenzie ’15 has been named a fellow in the Junior Fellows Program of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Each year the endowment offers only 10-12 one-year fellowships to graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. Approximately 5 percent of applicants are selected from a pool of nominees from close to 400 participating colleges. Carnegie junior fellows work as research assistants to the endowment's senior associates. They have the opportunity to conduct research for books, co-author journal articles and policy papers, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony, and organize briefings attended by scholars, journalists, and government officials. McKenzie will work on the Japan Studies project in the Asian Program.
From Hampstead, N.H., McKenzie graduated in May with majors in history, philosophy, and classics. In his final semester, while studying abroad in Japan, he won the University’s Hood Achievement Prize, which recognizes the senior man who shows the greatest promise through character, scholarship, leadership, and usefulness to humanity. A member of the University Honors Program, McKenzie garnered a number of other awards as well as grants and scholarships during his time at UNH, including a International Research Opportunities Program (IROP) grant, a Research Experience and Apprenticeship Program (REAP) grant, a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) grant, the Edmund G. Miller Phi Beta Kappa Award for Outstanding Juniors, the Rudy Dusek Essay Prize in Philosophy of Art, and the B. Thomas Trout Scholarship for study abroad in Rome. He also was awarded a critical language scholarship from the U.S. Department of State that funded intensive language study in Japan.
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a global network of policy research centers in Russia, China, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. Their mission is to advance the cause of peace through analysis and development of fresh policy ideas and direct engagement and collaboration with decisionmakers in government, business, and civil society.
Students interested in this opportunity may contact the UNH Office of National Fellowships.