List of Named Scholarships

Named scholarships and fellowships have been established by benefactors of The Fletcher School. Unless otherwise noted in the fellowship description, all applicants requesting scholarship assistance are automatically considered for these awards. Applicants need only submit the scholarship application included in the application for admission. No other forms are necessary nor are special applications permitted.

Charles Francis Adams Scholarship

Charles F. Adams, Chairman of The Fletcher School Board of Visitors (1971-91), established this endowed scholarship to provide financial aid to worthy Fletcher students and to encourage high standards of scholarship among students at The Fletcher School.

Atlantic Community Fellowship

This endowed fellowship was established as a memorial to the late Theodore C. Achilles. This distinguished diplomat and Ambassador’s career with the Foreign Service of the United States spanned more than 30 years. Achilles also made key contributions to the achievement of the North Atlantic Pact. After retirement, he continued to serve as Chairman of the Atlantic Council.

Frank Rockwell Barnett Fellowship

This endowed fellowship was established in memory of Frank Rockwell Barnett, recognizing his professionalism and commitment to international security education. Funded by the Sarah Scaife Foundation, the fellowship is awarded to outstanding students enrolled in international security studies courses.

Ruhl J. Bartlett Scholarship

This endowed scholarship was established by former students, colleagues, and friends of Ruhl Jacob Bartlett, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Diplomatic History at The Fletcher School.

William L. Blue and Joan R. Blue Scholarship Fund

This endowed scholarship was endowed with a gift from the estate of William Blue, F39, a career Foreign Service Officer who served in Venezuela, Kuala Lumpur, Italy, New Delhi, Bern, and as Deputy Chief of Mission in Lisbon. He was given the French Legion of Honor with the rank of Chevalier in 1976.

The M.A. Edward Bunford Scholarship

Mrs. Claude Bunford, A90P, a member of the Tufts University International Board of Overseers, established this endowed scholarship in memory of her late husband to provide financial assistance to a Fletcher student of demonstrated ability and need.

John Moors Cabot Fellowship

This endowed fellowship is supported by gifts from the Cabot family and other donors. The fellowship is named in honor of the late John Moors Cabot, former career Foreign Service Officer, former Ambassador to Sweden, Colombia, Brazil, and Poland, and former lecturer at The Fletcher School.

Cabot Corporation Scholarship

Gifts from the Cabot Corporation Foundation endowed this scholarship to provide financial aid to worthy Fletcher students and to encourage high standards of scholarship.

Antonio Cardozo Alumni Scholarship Fund

This endowed fund was established in memory of a member of the first class of The Fletcher School. A native of the Cape Verde Islands, Tony Cardozo practiced law in Boston, where he specialized in international law and handled legal work for consulates in the area. He continued to be involved in the life of the School, attending every Fletcher commencement from 1934 until his death in 1984.

Citicorp/Wriston Scholarship

This endowed scholarship was created with a grant from Citicorp to honor its former President and Chairman, Walter B. Wriston, F42. Five awards are made each year to students of the highest character, integrity, scholarship, and all-around ability. Preference will be given to students with strong interests in international business and the problems and opportunities of the global marketplace.

Class of 1964 Endowed Fellowship Fund

In support of The Fletcher School’s established role in facilitating international understanding, the members of the Class of 1964 have established the Endowed Fellowship Fund to provide financial support to one or more deserving students in residence at the School.

Andreas A. David Scholarship

This term fund was made possible by the generosity of the Andreas A. David Foundation.

The late Andreas A. David was born in 1934 in Petra, a small village in Cyprus. Andreas began his business career in Ghana at the first, small Coca-Cola bottling plant owned by his uncle A.G. Leventis. He applied himself with typical curiosity and intelligence until he mastered every single aspect of bottling operations and acquired a thorough grounding in the economics of the business. He used this knowledge over the years to lead the family owned business, and with vision, passion, and sheer hard work he extended operations to acquire and consolidate bottling plants in eleven countries ranging from Nigeria, Ireland, Greece, and the emerging Eastern European countries.

He further consolidated the business by merging with The Coca-Cola Company in Europe to create The Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company which covered 23 countries, served 400 million people, and offered jobs to many thousands, becoming the second largest Coca-Cola bottling company in the world. Andreas's death was deeply mourned by many people with different interests, in different nations. They remember his openness, warmth, charm, his ready laugh, and, above all, his deep seated belief in quality and integrity, which personified him.

The Andreas A. David Foundation established a scholarship at The Fletcher School in 2003 with the goal of upgrading the human capital of the Greek Foreign Service so that it better meets the challenges of the 21st century. The scholarship has been offered to a mid-career level diplomat from the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs for a one year fellowship to obtain the Maters of Arts (MA) degree. In 2011, the David Foundation expanded the scholarship to provide fellowship opportunities for representatives from two additional Greek Ministries. In addition to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the David Foundation supports one representative from the Ministry of National Defense and one representative from the Ministry of Public Order and Citizen Protection. 

Phyllis E. and C. Douglas Dillon Fellowship Fund

This endowed fellowship was established by the friends of Mr. and Mrs. Dillon. Mr. Dillon, a distinguished American statesman, served his country as Ambassador to France, Undersecretary of State and Secretary of the Treasury, and as Chairman of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Samuel J. Elder Scholarship

This fund was endowed with a bequest from Samuel J. Elder’s sister to provide scholarships for students who would not otherwise be able to afford the benefits of an education at The Fletcher School.

Emerging Markets Enterprise Scholarship

The Emerging Markets Enterprise Scholarship is awarded to MIB students who are committed to fostering the growth of enterprises based in or operating in emerging markets. Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of their knowledge of, interest in, and dedication to emerging markets enterprise issues. Topics of interest include particular geographies as well as issues related to the successful growth of enterprise in those areas (e.g. governance structures, new market entry, infrastructure, and intellectual property). Scholarships recipients receive minimum half tuition scholarship and opportunities to participate in research with the Center for Emerging Market Enterprises.

Endowed Scholarship

Through the generosity of an anonymous donor, this endowed scholarship supports students of exceptional merit and financial need.

Benjamin and Alice Finn Memorial Scholarship

This endowed scholarship was made possible through the generosity of friends of the University and is awarded periodically to a Fletcher student.

Fletcher Board of Overseers Scholarship

Through the generosity of The Fletcher School Board of Overseers, the Committee on Admissions and Scholarships awards Board of Overseers Scholarships to the most outstanding MALD and MA candidates each year. Both international students and United States citizens and permanent residents are eligible. All MALD and MA applicants who submit the Fletcher Scholarship Application are considered for the scholarship and need not submit a separate application. This is a term scholarship.

The Fletcher Term Scholarship

This term scholarship was established by The Leon Lowenstein Foundation on behalf of G. Richard Thoman and Lynn Thoman. The scholarship supports worthy MALD and MIB students. 

Barbara and Brian Gibbs Endowed Scholarship Fund

This endowed scholarship is awarded to a Fletcher student (or students) who is either (a) a United States citizen and who prior to his/her application to Fletcher has studied and/or worked in either Austria or Germany; or (b) a citizen(s) of either Austria or Germany who is coming to the U.S. to study at Fletcher; and (c) who demonstrates both academic merit and financial need as determined by Fletcher's Office of Admissions and Financial Aid.

Carl J. Gilbert Scholarship

This endowed scholarship was endowed as a memorial to the late Carl J. Gilbert, a loyal supporter of Tufts University and The Fletcher School and member of the Tufts Board of Trustees. The scholarship helps support students from Tufts University who have been accepted into the combined bachelor’s and master’s degree program at The Fletcher School.

Joan Gillespie Fellowship

This endowed fellowship is for outstanding students with demonstrated financial need. It was provided by Mr. and Mrs. Kingsley Gillespie in memory of their daughter, and by Mr. Kenyon Gillespie in memory of his sister, Dr. Joan Gillespie, who received a PhD degree from The Fletcher School. Preference will be given to women and men who are Algerians, African Americans, and Native Americans.

Armand Hammer Scholarship

This endowed fellowship was endowed with a grant from the Armand Hammer Foundation to fund an ongoing study of the United World College movement in establishing peace in the world.

George B. and Helen J. Hargens Scholarship Fund

Established by George B. and Helen J. Hargens, two-year, endowed full-tuition scholarships are awarded to deserving students on the basis of exceptional academic achievement, a strong commitment to the field of international affairs, and financial need. In addition, this fund provides partial scholarships for deserving students with preference given to United States citizens with academic credentials from the University of California, Berkeley.

Joseph Harrison and Francis H. Russell Fellowship

This endowed fellowship is for advanced study in international law and international organizations at The Fletcher School, particularly as related to the preservation of peace and the peaceful resolution of conflict.

John L. Hedges Fellowship

Established by the family and friends of John L. Hedges, this endowed fellowship is awarded to a second-year student interested in pursuing a career in public diplomacy, preferably with the United States Information Agency.

Gregory Henderson Scholarship

This scholarship is made possible through a gift from the Estate of Maia Henderson, a longtime friend of The Fletcher School. The Henderson Scholarship supports Fletcher students pursuing Korean Studies. The terms of this scholarship are explicit -- Scholarship recipients will be required to submit a letter of thanks to the trustees of the estate detailing their pursuit of Korean Studies while at Fletcher.

Richard D. and Polly B. Hill Scholarship Fund

This endowed scholarship was established by Richard D. Hill, a member of The Fletcher School Board of Visitors, and his wife to assist a student of demonstrated ability and need.

Asher Hobson Scholarship Fund

This endowed scholarship was established by Dr. Asher Hobson, a 1931 graduate of the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, to provide tuition assistance to students from the Institute who study at The Fletcher School under the auspices of the Geneva Exchange Program.

A. Elken Hohenberg Charitable Scholarship

Julien J. Hohenberg, F58, and his family established this endowed scholarship to assist a worthy mid-career student.

The Institute Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to MIB students based on both financial need and demonstrated interest and experience in the complexities of international business and management issues. These students exemplify the characteristics and interests of the Institute for Business in The Global Context.

Karina Lago Memorial Fellowship

This endowed fellowship is awarded to a Fletcher student whose academic and career interests are in the areas of Latin America and human rights.

Dana Laird Memorial Fund

The Dana Laird Memorial fund is an endowed award to be presented to a deserving PhD candidate who is conducting research in the fields of Dana's studies and interests: women's issues, religion or Northeast Asia.

John R. Lacey Endowed Scholarship Fund

This endowed scholarship provides financial aid for students from Latin America who enroll at The Fletcher School, or for students from other regions who are studying Latin American affairs.

Roger Long Scholarship

This endowed scholarship is for a deserving Fletcher student.

Emily and Henry Cabot Lodge Fellowship

This endowed fellowship was established by friends of Mrs. Lodge and the late senator. Senator Lodge devoted a lifetime of service to the United States as senator from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Ambassador to the Republic of Vietnam and the Federal Republic of Germany, former Special Envoy to The Holy See, and Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations.

Mary Pillsbury Lord Fellowship

Through the generosity of The Honorable Winston Lord, F60, and Bette Bao Lord, F60, this endowed fellowship was established in honor of the late Mary Pillsbury Lord to recognize her service to the cause of international cooperation and understanding. These fellowships are awarded to encourage and assist students of exceptional promise and character aspiring to public service careers in government or international organizations.

MacJannet Fellowship

Mrs. MacJannet and the late Dr. Donald R. MacJannet established this endowed fellowship for students from Europe and for exchange students between The Fletcher School and the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva. More information.

Lester Martin Fellowship

This endowed fellowship was made possible by a contribution from the Martin Foundation, Inc., in memory of Lester Martin. The fellowships are awarded on the basis of scholarship and character.

Jeffrey C. Metzel Scholarship

The Jeffrey C. Metzel Scholarship Fund was established and endowed in 2003 to honor the memory of Jeffrey C. Metzel. Jeff received his MALD and PhD from The Fletcher School in 1981 and 1985, respectively. He was raised in a missionary family in Africa and devoted his life to working with people in developing countries. Jeff was killed in a tragic plane crash off the coast of West Africa in January 2000. Classmates Robert Steck, F81, and B. Lynn Salinger, F83, co-led the effort to create this fund, the proceeds from which provide a scholarship to a second-year student studying international development.

Sherry Mueller Scholarship

LeRoy E. Mueller established this endowed fund in honor of his daughter, Dr. Sherry Mueller, F66, to provide a scholarship for a second-year student of public diplomacy. This scholarship is awarded annually to a student with an expressed interest in the field of education and cultural diplomacy.

National Bank of Greece

This term scholarship was established by the National Bank of Greece. Preference is given to students from Greece.

National Chengchi University Fellowship

Endowed with a grant from the National Chengchi University in Taipei, Taiwan, these fellowships are awarded annually to Fletcher students who are either from Taiwan or East Asia, or who are studying East Asian and Pacific affairs.

Frank C. and Christel W. Nichols Scholarship Fund

This endowed fund was established by a bequest from the late Mrs. Nichols to support a scholarship at The Fletcher School. The scholarship is limited to United States citizens with preference given to female residents of Massachusetts.

Mark Kimball Nichols Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a deserving MALD student.

Offer Family Scholarship

Mr. Charles S. Offer established this scholarship to support an upper class Tufts student who is majoring in international relations, has financial need, demonstrates a commitment to world peace and public service, and has been accepted for further study at The Fletcher School, either in the combined degree program or in regular admission.

Owens Scholarship

This term fund was made possible by the generosity of B. Craig (GMAP01) and Libby Owens. Craig is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Delhaize Group, one of the 25 largest food retailers in the world. Prior to joining Delhaize, Craig held various financial and general management positions within The Coca-Cola Company, such as: President and CEO of Coca-Cola Enterprise S.A. in France, Chief Financial Officer of Coca-Cola Beverages PLC in the U.K., and regional manager of the company’s franchises in Italy, Austria, and Switzerland. He is a member of Fletcher's Board of Overseers and International Management Advisory Group.

Frederick Pakis Global Master of Arts Fund

This scholarship fund was made possible through the generosity of Frederick Pakis, GMAP04 and a member of the Fletcher Board of Overseers. It provides scholarship support to worthy GMAP students of exceptional merit and financial need each year. Mr. Pakis believes in allowing successful international professionals from around the world access to 360-degree perspective of international affairs that GMAP provides.

PARSA Community Foundation Scholarship

The PARSA Community Foundation helps Persians foster goodwill in their communities locally, nationally, and worldwide by preparing individuals for visionary, effective, and ethical leadership through fellowships, awards, and educational programs.

John Curtis Perry Fellowship

This endowed fellowship is in honor of Fletcher professor John Perry, Henry Willard Denison Professor of Japanese History. The fellowship is for a second year student in residence at The Fletcher School who has an abiding interest in Northeast Asia and who plans to engage in nonprofit work.

David S. Pettit and Susan Gould Pettit Endowed Scholarship

This endowed scholarship is awarded to students who previously earned their undergraduate degree at Tufts University. Recipients must demonstrate both academic merit and financial need.

John E. Peurifoy Fellowship

In honor of the late John E. Peurifoy, United States Ambassador to Thailand, this endowed fellowship is awarded to a Thai national preparing for a career in government service. An applicant must be under 30 years of age and have an undergraduate degree in law, political science, or economics.

Quezon Fellowship

This endowed fund, established by a Philippine Foundation grant, provides support to Fletcher students from the Philippines or other ASEAN countries, or to Fletcher students from other world regions who are interested in studying the East Asian and Pacific region.

Ian Paley Rak Fellowship

This endowed fellowship supports a student at The Fletcher School who is interested in international medicine.

John Roche Memorial Scholarship

This endowed scholarship is in honor of former Fletcher professor John Roche for a deserving Fletcher student.

Roome International Fund

This endowed scholarship was created by Hugh R. Roome III, A74, F77, and Katherine A. Roome, J74. This fund was designed to help students interested in several areas of study: arms control, particularly around work in nuclear non-proliferation; issues related to population growth; the application of high technology to help governments and municipalities improve the quality of life for their citizens.

Safran Endowed Scholarship Fund

This endowed scholarship is awarded to a Fletcher student(s) who demonstrate(s) both academic merit and financial need as determined by Fletcher’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid.

Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship

The Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship was established by the Nippon Foundation in 1987 with the purpose of cultivating and nurturing leaders who can transcend various boundaries – be it geographical, political, cultural, ethnic, or religious – and engage proactively in addressing the challenges of our age at all levels in the community and the world.  The Fellowships are awarded to outstanding students with high potential for leadership at the local, national, regional, and international levels in their private and public lives.

Schmidheiny Global Business Scholarship

This scholarship is offered through the generosity of Thomas Schmidheiny to MIB students who show leadership and promise in careers that involve the intersection of global issues and business practice. It supports  students whose interests lie in the interactions between the public and private sectors, the impact of foreign policy on management decision-making and strategy, and the growing range of international affairs trends impacting business. All scholarship recipients receive a full tuition scholarship.

Charles N. and Josephine W. Shane Scholarship

This endowed scholarship is awarded to deserving students at The Fletcher School.

Cornelia M. and Jonathan A. Small Scholarship

This endowed scholarship is awarded to a Fletcher student who demonstrates both academic merit and financial need and is interested in studying human security and international negotiation and conflict resolution.

Johannes and Julia R. Solleveld Fellowship in International Environmental and Resource Policy

This endowed fellowship is awarded to MALD or PhD students who are citizens of a country other than the United States and are students of international environment and resource policy at The Fletcher School. Students are selected based on a record of academic excellence and demonstrated financial need. Students must maintain a record of academic excellence and demonstrate financial need.

C.V. Starr Scholarship

This endowed scholarship was endowed with a gift from The Starr Foundation in memory of the Foundation’s founder, the late C.V. Starr. This scholarship is designated for MALD students who are interested in humanitarian studies.

Somerville Pinkney Tuck Memorial Fellowship

Established in memory of the late Ambassador Tuck, this endowed fellowship provides assistance to a worthy individual or individuals enrolled at The Fletcher School, whose character and achievement give exceptional promise of a successful career or careers in international affairs.

Trilling Society Scholarship

This endowed scholarship is for a deserving Fletcher student. The award shall be granted to students with exemplary academic records. The fund description expresses a preference for a student with a belief in God, but the award will be made without regard to race, sex, age, or religion.

Theodore Xanthaky and Dorothy Osborne Xanthaky Scholarship

This endowed scholarship supports Brazilian and Portuguese students at The Fletcher School.

Robertson Fellows Program

The Robertson Foundation for Government is a nonprofit family foundation dedicated to helping the U.S. Federal Government meet its talent needs by identifying, educating and motivating top U.S. graduate students to pursue federal government careers in foreign policy, national security and international affairs.
The Robertson Fellows Program at The Fletcher School provides full tuition scholarships for four second year MALD students (U.S. citizens) interested in pursuing employment with the U.S. Federal Government. If selected, recipients commit to working for the U.S. Federal Government for at least three years (36 months) during the first five years after receiving the MALD. The Fletcher School will send an application announcement to enrolled students on an annual basis.

Alan M. Wachman Memorial Scholarship

This endowed fund was established in memory of Alan Wachman, F’84 and Associate Professor of International Politics at The Fletcher School. This fund supports Fletcher students engaging in international non-profit work and reflects Alan’s fundamental belief in the importance of making the world a better place.

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