Sophomore Carson Smith Named Harlow Fellowship Recipient
By Mandy Plybon, Coordinator of International Student Services and WC Internship Program/Assistant Director Center for Career Development
The Harlow Fellow Selection Committee recently announced that Carson Smith, ’22 ΚΑ, has been selected as the 2019-2020 Harlow Fellow. An Economics major from Wentzville, MO, Smith says he is grateful and excited to receive the fellowship because of his long-term interest in politics and public policy.
“I knew Washington D.C. was a place of interest for a future career ever since visiting the city in high school,” he explains.
Created by Josh, ’06 ΚΑ, and Jenna, ’06, Harlow, the Harlow Fellowship provides students with a summer internship to explore a public policy career.
The Harlows say they had similar experiences when they attended Westminster and studied in Washington, D.C.
This fellowship provides a deserving student the opportunity to experience our public policy systems firsthand and gain the needed knowledge to be a thoughtful and effective leader – Josh and Jenna Harlow
About the Harlow Fellowship
Along with an internship in Washington, D.C., Harlow Fellows receive academic credit for their internship experience as well as a stipend to help offset travel and living expenses.
Westminster students who are degree-seeking U.S. citizens and who will have completed 26 credits hours by the end of the Spring 2020 semester are eligible to apply for the 2020-2021 Harlow Fellowship. That internship will take place during Summer 2021. The application period will open in February 2020.
The First Harlow Fellowship Recipient
Last year’s recipient, John Burch, ‘20 ΔΤΔ, interned with WPA Intelligence. Burch says his experience was unforgettable and “gave [him] many great insights into life in the capital and wouldn’t have been possible without the generosity of Josh and Jenna Harlow.”
For more information on the Harlow Fellowship, please contact Mandy Plybon, Coordinator of International Student Services and WC Internship Program/Assistant Director Center for Career Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Student Success Center in Reeves Library, Room 206.