Mark Damon Smith, a Kansas University graduate student, has been awarded a Dwight Eisenhower-Clifford Roberts Graduate Fellowship through the Eisenhower World Affairs Institute in Washington, D.C.
Dwight Eisenhower-Clifford Roberts fellowships provide between $7,500 and $10,000 and are designed to encourage and assist promising scholars. Fields of study recognized by the fellowships include the role of government in a free society, world affairs and the relationship between international and domestic issues.
Smith is a doctoral candidate in history. His dissertation examines the relationship between the United States and its allies during the Communist uprising in Malaya in the 1950s and the role of U.S. foreign policy in the decline of British colonialism.
The Dwight Eisenhower-Clifford Roberts fellowship is named after the 34th president of the United States and a close friend of his. The fellowships are made possible by an endowment gift from the Clifford Roberts estate.