The Fletcher university was founded in 1933. Right after it’s opening it became the first graduate-only school of international affairs in the United States. Nearly a century later, it remains a globally respected trailblazer.
The School was born when Dr. Austin Barclay Fletcher, a member of Tufts’ Class of 1876, donated $1 million towards establishing a school of law and diplomacy at what was then Tufts College.
A corporate lawyer in New York City for most of his career, Dr. Fletcher was a dedicated alumnus of both Tufts College and Boston University Law School, serving as a trustee of both, and as president of the Tufts board from 1913 until his death in 1923.
Dr. Fletcher’s support is indicative of his lifelong devotion to Tufts, and his deep desire to create a new kind of school – one built “to prepare men for the diplomatic service, and to teach such matters as come within the scope of foreign relations, [which] embraces…a thorough knowledge of the principles of international law upon which diplomacy is founded.”
Fletcher’s vision was realized nearly a decade after his death, in 1933, when Fletcher welcomed its inaugural class. Distinguished by its valuable library, renowned faculty, and aspiration to serve both the United States and nations around the world, the School immediately became an innovator — a reputation it maintains to this day.
More than 85 years later, Fletcher remains true to its founding mission: to offer a broad professional education in international relations for students committed to maintaining the stability and prosperity of a complex, challenging, and increasingly global society. This consistent, unwavering focus is due in no small part to the continued support of Fletcher’s alumni, students, faculty, and friends. We continue to deliver on our mission because they continue to champion the school’s internationalist approach and cooperative, multidisciplinary ideals.
Fletcher enrolls an average of 550 students each year, from the United States and more than 40 countries around the world. Fletcher alumni live and work in more than 130 countries, and are engaged in careers within national governments, international organizations, business, banking, journalism, education, international research, and countless other private and public pursuits.
Fletcher is located on the campus of Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. Medford is a compact, easy-to-navigate city just six miles from Boston, and just a short walk to Davis Square in Somerville — a cozy and lively center of performance, nightlife, and an array of exciting dining options.
With direct access to downtown and nearby Cambridge via the MBTA’s Red Line, Fletcher students get the best of both worlds: the suburban comforts of a serene campus with ample, accommodating student housing, and plentiful opportunity for recreational exploration and professional advancement.
- Only students that are a MIB or MALD student
- Only students that are an Associate or Affiliate of the Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance.
- The students who will be chosen must be exceptional applicants who demonstrate academic excellence, professional leadership
- Individuals must have shown before that they intend to have a global experience with a focus on Africa
- All students that apply for this scholarship must be enrolled or accepted to Fletcher University firsthand
The first rule or number one guideline is that the students that can apply for this full tuition scholarship must already be enrolled with the university. After that the student must be part of the Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance.
Any student that has expressed previous interest in working with Africa via humanities or educational environment growth would be the more preferred candidates for this scholarship.
How to Apply
Students must apply with admissions and then afterward they can apply through their association the Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance.
The only way to apply is via online through the schools registered system. This means students will need to register and receive a login and password before moving forward.
Reward – Extra Benefits
The reward for this scholarship is full coverage along with free room and board on campus.
Since students will be staying at the Boston campus, students will be able to sight see and attend many different places and areas at their own free will.
Since Boston is fertile ground for Fletcher students to explore a wealth of professional opportunities. Many of the world’s leading private, public, and nonprofit organizations maintain their headquarters in Boston, which means access to a wide range of internships, potential employers, and far-reaching networks of professional contacts. Boston serves as headquarters for major corporations like Fidelity Investments, Biogen, and Clean Harbors, as well as a range of non-profit organizations, think tanks, and more than 35 consular offices.
As home to more than 60 distinguished colleges and universities, Boston is also a global center of academic and intellectual life. A truly diverse and multicultural city, it boasts the largest concentration of international students in the world, providing an unparalleled environment for study and research.
Also, alumni can benefit greatly with potential career opportunities through the Fletcher school. The Fletcher’s Office of Career Services works with students everyday to find their exact career path. Luckily, students would be able to receive one-on-one coaching in person, by phone or email no matter where the other alumni’s who careers have skyrocketed are in the world.
This school really looks out for it’s own students and allows an availability to send students to certain organizations to start making their own impact on the world.
The official deadline date for this scholarship is the Fall semester. From what is said on the school’s website, the Fall semester allows students a full month and a half allows those who wish to enter to turn in their submission packet and revise before the official deadline date is final.
All candidates should check the school’s website beforehand just to make sure that the deadline date has not been moved to a new date. Also, students tend to forget the deadline date so writing down what that date is on a calendar can greatly benefit some time management skills.
Open Submission Window Time Frame
The open submission window lasts for about a month and a half, however, students can submit their application and revise during this time frame.
This is an annual scholarship that happens during the same month of each year.