Congratulations to two graduating politics majors who have recently been selected for prestigious fellowship programs:

Morgan Lee will be participating in the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs. This is a rigorous nine month program focused on preparing fellows for work in public affairs.For more information check out the program’s website.



Xu Ren will be one of eight junior research fellows for 2012-13  at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C. Xu will be working in Carnegie’s Asia studies program with an emphasis on US-China security relations. More information on the program can be located at the program’s website.

These fellowship programs offer fantastic opportunities for outstanding students. Messiah Fellowship Coordinator and Politics Professor John Harles writes:

“If you are interested in attending graduate school and have an exceptional undergraduate record both inside and outside of the classroom (a lofty g.p.a. is not enough), you may want to consider applying for one of the following national scholarships: Although these are among the most lucrative and prestigious fellowships available to American undergraduates, Messiah students can be competitive. Our graduates have become Rhodes, Fulbright, Carnegie, and Truman scholars and on several occasions have been finalists for the Rhodes and Marshall awards. In fact, Politics students have been the majority among Messiah’s award winners.

The time commitment involved is substantial, perhaps fifty or more hours per application, but the reward may be equally large. At the very least, you will be forced to consider your motivations and objectives for graduate education, and you will further cultivate the written and verbal presentation skills required for admission to the best graduate programs. For more information contact Dr. John Harles,, Boyer 458, x6580.”