A research fellowship at the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security is being established in Hillary Clinton’s name by Thomas F. “Mack” and Donna McLarty along with their sons, Mark and Franklin, Franklin’s wife, Gabriella and their daughter, Brianna.
Established through the McLarty Global Fellowship program, it will provide one year of funding for a graduate of the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service.
Hillary Clinton and the McLartys are longtime friends.
Mack McLarty served as President Bill Clinton’s first White House Chief of Staff and Donna McLarty has worked with Hillary Clinton on a variety of issues in Washington and Arkansas, including the founding of Vital Voices Global Partnership. Vital Voices Global Partnership is an international non-governmental organization which invests in and trains emerging women leaders.
The Clinton School is the nation’s first to offer a Master of Public Service degree. It is located on the campus of the Clinton Presidential Center in downtown Little Rock.
“Connecting the work and public service of the Clintons with the Clinton School inspired us to create this fellowship,” said the McLartys in a joint statement. “The Clinton family and Clinton School students are making Arkansas, the nation and the world better. We are also excited by what is happening at the Georgetown Institute”
“We are extremely grateful to the McLarty family for this prestigious graduate fellowship named for Secretary Clinton,” said Clinton School Dean James L. “Skip” Rutherford III. “The McLartys have been generous supporters of the Clinton School as well as numerous other organizations in Arkansas and throughout the country. We’re also very pleased to collaborate with Executive Director Melanne Verveer and others associated with the Institute for Women, Peace and Security at Georgetown.”
Hillary Clinton is the honorary founding chair of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security.
The fellowship was announced Tuesday afternoon in Washington at an awards ceremony on the Georgetown campus.