Schar School Government Undergraduate Wins DACOR Bacon House Foundation Metro Scholarship

Glenham Smith
Glenham Smith on a break in Dublin. Smith was an intern for Irish Sen. Jerry Buttimer.

Originally published on May 26, 2020

Glenham Smith has been awarded the $6,000 DACOR Bacon House Foundation Metro Scholarship to encourage his study of foreign affairs. Each year, five Washington, D.C., area universities are tasked with choosing an exceptional junior or senior to win the scholarship.

“It certainly means a great deal to me, not only in the recognition it carries but also in the assistance it provides in these particularly difficult times,” said Smith, a senior Bachelor of Government and International Politics major from White Post, Va.

DACOR is a private organization for foreign affairs professionals. The mission of the DACOR Bacon House Foundation’s Education Committee, a philanthropic segment of DACOR, is to provide fellowships and scholarships to students studying international affairs and students dependent on foreign service members.

“My decision to attend Mason and work towards a higher education was not an easy one, but it has offered opportunities for which I am very grateful for,” said Smith, who last year interned at the Houses of the Oireachtas in Ireland. “Because of these opportunities, I plan to further my education through graduate school with the aim to become a Foreign Service Officer in the State Department.”