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Fletcher Scholarships

The Fletcher School awards over $7 million in scholarship aid annually. Fletcher Scholarships are for tuition only and are awarded on the basis of merit and need to both U.S. citizens/permanent residents and non-U.S. citizens. Financial need is determined through an evaluation of an applicant’s resources, which includes income and asset information. Merit is assessed through the application for admission. Applying for scholarship assistance has no bearing on the likelihood of admission to Fletcher.

The Fletcher School is committed to providing scholarship assistance to as many students as possible; however, our resources are limited. While over ninety percent of the candidates requesting scholarship aid receive at least partial funding, Fletcher students need to formulate a financial plan that does not rely solely on Fletcher scholarship aid. Fletcher scholarships typically range from $5,000 per academic year up to full tuition. The middle 50 percent of scholarships awarded are in the $8,000 to $18,000 range. Please note that Fletcher offers very few full tuition scholarships, and assistance to support living expenses is not available.

All applicants to Fletcher residential degree programs seeking scholarship aid must submit a complete Fletcher Scholarship Application (included with the Application for Admission) by January 10. By completing the scholarship application, applicants are eligible for all Fletcher scholarships. All scholarship recipients (including Early Notification candidates) are notified with the release of decisions for the Scholarship Priority Round. Scholarships are renewable in the second year for those students who maintain full-time status and remain in good academic standing. In the event that a student's tuition charges are reduced, the Fletcher Scholarship will be pro-rated accordingly.

Tuition scholarships are granted on the basis of need and merit to PhD students in the coursework phase of their degree. Some stipend funding may also be available and, as scholarships are not tied to research or teaching responsibilities, students may arrange their own preferred work during the academic year. Scholarships are also available for the Enrollment Fee paid by PhD students who have completed their coursework. Applicants for admission to the PhD program should complete the scholarship application form on the online application.

Applicants to the GMAP and GBA should contact those programs directly for further information regarding scholarships.

 

Robert F. Meagher Foundation Scholarship

The Fletcher School is pleased to offer the Robert F. Meagher Foundation Scholarship. This scholarship honors Professor Emeritus Robert F. Meagher, who dedicated his career at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy to the study, teaching and implementation of the theories of international law, and economic and social development. The scholarship covers tuition and provides a small living stipend. Robert F. Meagher Scholars are selected on the basis of merit and financial need. Candidates for admission who submit a Fletcher Scholarship Application will be considered. A separate application is not required.

Other Named Scholarships

Other 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 required financial aid application included in the application for admission. No other forms are necessary nor are special applications required.

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.

The Norton W. Bell Endowed Scholarship
Norton W. Bell established this scholarship to further educate graduate students in the realm of Foreign Service and The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy's leadership position in this field.

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 René Henri Bodmer Endowed Scholarship Fund
René Henri Bodmer, F95 established this endowed scholarship to support a MALD student, with preference given to an international student, but not exclusive to an international student.

Bosworth Scholarships
Through the generosity of The Fletcher School Board of Advisors and other alumni, the Committee on Admissions and Scholarships awards Bosworth Scholarships to the most outstanding MALD and MA candidates each year. Bosworth Scholarships (formerly the Fletcher Board of Advisors Scholarship Program) honor Stephen W. Bosworth for his twelve years of service (2001-2013) as Dean of The Fletcher School. 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 Bosworth Scholarship and need not submit a separate application.

Ralph Bunche Endowed Scholarship
With the assistance of the Fletcher Alumni of Color Association (FACA), The Ralph Bunche Endowed Scholarship was established in honor of the late Dr. Ralph Bunche.

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.

The Camelot Legacy Scholarship
Inspired by the life histories of The Fletcher School's Class of 1965, collected and published In the Shadow of Camelot (the Class's 40thReunion book), the Camelot Legacy Scholarship is available to students with financial need who, through exceptional work experience or noteworthy achievement, have demonstrated a commitment to make the world a better place and have exhibited a capacity for critical thinking and courage that would enable them to challenge conventional wisdom or speak truth to power.

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.

Class of 1967 Scholarship
This term scholarship was established by The Fletcher School Class of 1967 in honor of their 50th Reunion. This award is intended to provide supplemental scholarships to incoming students with demonstrated financial need and extraordinary leadership potential.

Class of 1975 and 1976 Scholarship
As a way to mark the occasion of their 40th Reunion at Fletcher, members of the Fletcher Classes of 1975 and 1976 established this scholarship to be awarded to a deserving Fletcher student.

Andrew J. Czekaj Term Scholarship Fund
This term scholarship, made possible by Andrew J. Czekaj, F79, is to be awarded to U.S. citizens who are fully qualified to attend Fletcher and are in need of financial assistance.

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.

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 to support 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 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. and Margaret H. Hedges Fellowship
This scholarship is awarded to a second year student interested in pursuing a career in public diplomacy with the influence of public attitudes on foreign policy.

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 Robert D. Hormats Scholar in International Economic Policy
This scholarship is available to students with financial need who are interested in international economic policy.

The Arthur H. House Fletcher School Endowed Scholarship
This endowed scholarship is for a deserving Fletcher 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.

The Milda Isenberg Scholarship Fund
The Milda Isenberg Scholarship Fund was established through the generosity of a donor to support a deserving student at The Fletcher School.

The Philip and Barbara Kaplan Scholarship
To be awarded to a second year student who wishes to pursue a career in international public service.

Fay Kirby Scholarship
Loyal Fletcher alumna, Hilda "Peggy" Kirby, F37, established this term scholarship in honor of her late sister, Fay, because of Fay's interest and work in Turkey.

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.

Ludlow-Teillon Endowed Scholarship
Alumna Meredith M. Ludlow, F03, and her husband, Marc Teillon, generously established this scholarship to be awarded to Fletcher students who are citizens of Eastern Europe or the Caucasus region.

MacJannet Fellowship
Dr. Donald R. MacJannet (1894-1986, A'16, H'79) and Mrs. Charlotte Blensdorf MacJannet (1901-1999, H'1979) established this endowed fellowship for students from Europe and for exchange students between The Fletcher School and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. More information.

The Peter Malone Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded with preference for students interested in the International Security Studies Program.

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.

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.

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.

The John C. Palenberg, F81 Endowed Scholarship
Established in memory of the late John C. Palenberg, F81 by his wife, this scholarship will be given annually to a worthy individual or individuals from the Frontier Mid-West, preferably from a rural area, with an interest in international understanding. It is the intent of the donor to support students of need from these states and territories that reflect the values that John exemplified: kindness to all, humbleness, and a work ethic that tirelessly worked for his family, friends, and clients.

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.

The Harry A. Radliffe II/CBS Endowed Scholarship
When the legendary CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow died nearly 50 years ago, he gave many of his papers, books and personal artifacts to the School that he and his family believed most closely represented his investigative values and world aspirations, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. The School created a popular research archive of the material and founded a center in his name. Among the many Fletcher students to study at the Murrow Center and be inspired by Edward R. Murrow's legacy was Harry A. Radliffe II, a 1973 graduate who went on to spend almost his entire career at CBS. He directly followed in Murrow's footsteps as London bureau chief and, for the last 26 years, as a producer at 60 Minutes, the seemingly timeless award-winning CBS show that inherited the mantle of Murrow news style and tradition that carries it on to this day.

Harry himself became a legendary producer inside CBS and 60 Minutes, especially of international stories. Then his career and life came to a premature end in December, 2015. So it is, in honor of, first, Edward R. Murrow and, now Harry A. Radliffe II, so that the students this gift supports-like Edward R. Murrow and Harry A. Radliffe II before them--might similarly contribute to world understanding and to fairness and integrity in public affairs.

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.

The Thomas C. Sadler Endowed Scholarship
The Thomas C. Sadler Endowed Scholarship is designated for two deserving Fletcher students. One student will be selected from the MALD program and another will be selected from the LLM Program.

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.

Admiral James and Laura Stavridis Endowed Scholarship Fund
Through the generosity of Brad Meslin, F82, F84, and The Philip and Tammy Murphy Family Foundation, this endowed scholarship is awarded to the most outstanding MALD and MA candidates each year. This scholarship honors current Fletcher Dean James Stavridis.

The James R. Tanenbaum Term Scholarship Fund
James R. Tanenbaum established this scholarship to support a deserving candidate at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

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 was founded in 1984, and is to benefit deserving students at The Fletcher School.

Theodore Xanthaky and Dorothy Osborne Xanthaky Scholarship
This endowed scholarship supports Brazilian and Portuguese students at The Fletcher School.

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.

The Charles Hoover Ware Scholarship Fund
Named for Charles Hoover Ware, grandfather of a graduate of The Fletcher School. For a deserving first year MALD student

Master of International Business Scholarships

Through the Institute for Business in the Global Context, many students also support their studies with research and internship opportunities.

Schmidheiny Global Business Scholarship
Fletcher is pleased to offer the Schmidheiny Global Business Scholarship to MIB students who show leadership and promise in careers that involve the intersection of global issues and business practice. Fletcher is committed to supporting 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. This scholarship is offered through the generosity of Thomas Schmidheiny.

Emerging Markets Enterprise Scholarship
Fletcher is pleased to offer the Emerging Markets Enterprise Scholarship to MIB students who are committed to fostering the growth of enterprises based in or operating in the 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 (not only the most recognized markets such as China and India, but also additional markets such as South Africa, Egypt, Indonesia, etc.) 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. Scholarship recipients need not be residents or citizens of an emerging market to be considered.

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.

Harambe Fletcher Scholarship

Fletcher is pleased to offer the Harambe Fletcher Scholarship to an MIB or MALD student who is an Associate or Affiliate of the Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance. The Harambe Fletcher Scholarship is a prestigious full tuition scholarship awarded to our most exceptional applicants who demonstrate academic excellence, professional leadership, and global experience with a focus on Africa. We are pleased to offer this scholarship in recognition of our partnership with the Harambe Entrepreneurial Alliance.

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, summer internship funding, and a living stipend. Candidates must be U.S. citizens, and interested in pursuing employment with the U.S. Federal Government; recipients are selected on the basis of merit and need. If selected, recipients commit to working for the U.S. Federal Government for at least three years (36 months) during the first seven years after receiving the MALD. No separate application is required; interested candidates should discuss how their academic and career goals are aligned with the mission of the Robertson Foundation in their personal statement and/or supplemental essay in the application for admission.

Special Program Scholarships

The Fletcher School is pleased to provide scholarship assistance to participants in the following programs. Special program scholarships are included as part of your Fletcher scholarship award. Based on merit and need, Fletcher scholarships for special program participants may exceed the minimum award. The following scholarships are available to students in Fletcher’s residential degree programs only, unless otherwise noted.

  • AmeriCorps Alumni - minimum scholarship of $5,000 per academic year
  • Charles B. Rangel Fellows – first and second year scholarships based on merit and need
  • Harambe Fletcher Scholarship- a full tuition scholarship for one Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance Affiliate or Associate who has been accepted to the MIB or MALD program
  • Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Fellows - minimum scholarship of $5,000 per academic year
  • Returned Peace Corps Volunteers – minimum scholarship of $5,000 per academic year
  • Ronald E. McNair Scholars -minimum scholarship of $5,000 per academic year
  • Teach For America Alumni – minimum scholarship of $5,000 per academic year
  • Teach for China Alumni - minimum scholarship of $5,000 per academic year
  • Teach for India Alumni - minimum scholarship of $5,000 per academic year
  • Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellows – first and second year scholarships based on merit and need
  • Yellow Ribbon Program – minimum scholarship of $5,000 per academic year for eligible candidates (available to Fletcher students in all degree programs). More information is available at Tufts' Veterans benefits page and the Fletcher Veterans page.

Outside Scholarships

Admitted students are encouraged to apply for scholarships offered through government agencies, private foundations and other sources. The Internet and scholarship guidebooks can be helpful in searching for outside scholarship information. The deadlines for many scholarships sponsored by private organizations are often in October or November of the year before a student intends to matriculate, and some may require fall enrollment in a graduate program for a candidate to be eligible. Applicants considering January enrollment should investigate outside funding opportunities well in advance to determine eligibility.

Applicants from the United States are urged to consult their undergraduate placement, counseling, and financial aid offices regarding fellowship programs that may support graduate study. International students should apply for awards offered by their governments or by governmental and private agencies in the United States or elsewhere.

General Information on Financing Graduate Study
  • APSIA - The Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) lists many IR-related fellowships and scholarships 
  • College Answer - Sallie Mae’s "Planning for College Destination” 
  • College Board - The College Board's online scholarship search based on the College Board’s Annual Survey of Financial Aid Programs 
  • Fastweb - claims to be the Internet's largest free scholarship search 
  • FinAid - Financial Aid Information Page, offering a wealth of information about student loans and scholarships  
  • MEFA — Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority
  • Open Education Database (OEDb) - Provides information on grants and scholarships, as well as links to external awards.
  • Peterson's - Peterson's information on financing education and other topics
  • Student Scholarship Search provides scholarship updates across a wide variety of requirements
  • U.S. Department of Education - The Department of Education's site on Financial Aid for Students, with link to "The Student Guide"
  • U.S. Veterans benefit information - for veterans interested in attending The Fletcher School
For US Citizens and Foreign Nationals
  • Access Group — nonprofit, mission-driven organization providing federal and private loans to the broadest range of eligible students 
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation - Provides merit and need-based scholarships for currently-enrolled students. 
  • Citibank Student Loans - Citibank educational loan opportunities, including CitiAssist Graduate Loan program 
  • Humane Studies Fellowship - Awards up to $15,000 per year to graduate students with research interests related to free societies, and dedicated to advancing the ideas of liberty through research and teaching. 
  • Institute for International Education — IIE administers the Fulbright Program 
  • International Education Financial Aid - Provides resources for financial aid, college scholarship and grant information for US and international students wishing to study abroad 
  • International Resource and Exchanges Board (IREX) - IREX sponsors a broad range of fellowship opportunities for masters, predoctoral, and postdoctoral research 
  • Jack Kent Cooke Foundation — private foundation that offers scholarships worth up to $50,000 to college seniors or recent graduates to attend graduate or professional programs 
  • Japanese Americans Citizens League (JACL) National Scholarship Program - The oldest and largest Asian American civil rights organization in the US, the JACL offers one-time scholarships to entering graduate students. Applicants must be National JACL members, which is open to candidates of any ethnic background or nationality. 
  • Lint Center for National Security Studies - Awards a variety of scholarships to candidates pursuing study and work in counterintelligence and national security. 
  • Mpower Financing - Provides educational loans to both domestic and international students; no co-signer required. 
  • National Association of Black Journalists - Annual scholarship program for students interested in pursuing a career in journalism. To be considered and to receive a scholarship, all applicants must be a member of NABJ. 
  • Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans - Green card holders and naturalized Americans under 31 years old are eligible to apply for this scholarship, which awards up to $90,000 to support two years of graduate study. 
  • Peace and Collaborative Development Network – Free professional networking site to foster dialogue and sharing of resources in international development, conflict resolution, gender mainstreaming, human rights, social entrepreneurship and related fields. Provides resources and information regarding scholarship and fellowship opportunities 
  • Point Foundation National LGBTQ Scholarship Fund - Point Foundation (Point) is the nation’s largest higher education scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students. Awards are a function of academic performance, leadership skills, financial need, personal goals and the applicant’s involvement in the LGBTQ community. Attention is also given to students who have lost the social support of their families and/or communities as a result of revealing their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
  • Sallie Mae - Sallie Mae's Online Scholarship Service 
  • Women’s Leadership Scholarship (WLS) program - Creates educational opportunities for women around the world who are grassroots leaders, organizers and activists demonstrating financial need. WLS invests in women's leadership and leadership development by supporting non-doctoral graduate education in human rights, sustainable development, and public health. 
  • WyzAnt College Scholarship - WyzAnt, a private tutor network, sponsors an essay contest with awards of $10,000, $3,000, and $2,000 (determined by popular vote). Requires establishing a WyzAnt account.
For US Citizens and Permanent Residents Only
  • Beineke Scholarship Program - Selects college juniors for a total of $34,000 to support graduate study in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.
  • Boren Fellowship - Provides up to $30,000 to US graduate students to pursue study and research in area studies and language proficiency in areas of the world critical to US interests.
  • Charles B. Rangel Fellowship - Provides fellowships of up to $28,000 annually for completion of a two-year master’s degree in international affairs or a related subject (such as public administration, public policy, business administration, foreign languages, economics, political science, communications) at a graduate or professional school approved by the Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center
  • Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute - For Latino students — The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) publishes a comprehensive list of scholarships, internships, and fellowships targeting Latino students 
  • Celia M. Howard Fellowship - For Illinois women, the Celia M. Howard Fellowship was established in 1948 with the purpose of giving financial assistance to train well-qualified Illinois women for study in the Field of Diplomacy 
  • DiversityJobs Scholarship - Open to all diversity and minority students, including Hispanics, African Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans, military veterans, women, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBT community. DiversityJobs.com awards $3,000 annually to one student per year. 
  • Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program - For individuals interested in careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Fellowship awards include up to $22,000 per year toward tuition and mandatory fees of a two-year Masters degree, a $16,000 stipend per year for room, board, and other related expenses, and up to $10,000 per year in summer internship-related expenses.
  • GI Bill/Yellow Ribbon Program - Program coordinated by the United States Department of Veteran Affairs for eligible US Veterans. The Fletcher School is a participating institution. See Tufts's Veteran benefits page for more details.
  • Government Finance Officers Association - Awards scholarships for students preparing for careers in state and local government finance. 
  • Harry S. Truman Scholarship - Selects college juniors for $30,000 toward graduate study to further careers in public service./li>
  • Hispanic College Scholarship Fund - Leading organization supporting Hispanic higher education 
  • Islamic Scholarship Fund (ISF) ISF is a 501 C (3) non-profit organization founded in 2006 to encourage Muslim students in the United States to pursue college and post graduate degrees in humanities, social sciences and liberal arts. 
  • The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) - Extra Innings Fellowship Program - Fellows may receive up to $10,000 per year toward graduate study in a variety of disciplines with substantial community impact. 
  • JVS Scholarship Program - A need-based program providing scholarships for college and graduate school for Jewish students who are permanent residents of Los Angeles County. 
  • Kinesis — Provides resources for Puerto Rican residents to supplement federal student aid for graduate-level study (website is Spanish-only)
  • National Association of Fellowship Advisors —Provides resources for national, merit-based scholarships for college and graduate level students 
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program — The Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) invests in graduate education for individuals who demonstrate their potential to successfully complete graduate degree programs in disciplines relevant to the mission of the National Science Foundation.
  • Open Education Database (OEDb) Scholarships for Women - Provides information and links to a variety of external awards exclusively for women pursuing higher education.
  • Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship - For individuals who are interested in joining the United States Department of State Foreign Service. Fellowship award includes tuition, room, board, and mandatory fees for the first year and second year of graduate study, with reimbursement for books and one round-trip travel
  • PPIA Fellowship Program - Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Fellowship Program prepares young adults from historically underrepresented groups for leadership positions in government, nonprofits, international organizations and other institutional settings
  • The Leopold Schepp Foundation - Awards scholarships of up to $8,500 for candidates pursuing full-time graduate study. Candidates must be under 40 years old at the time of application, and have a minimum 3.2 GPA. The application process requires a personal interview in New York City.
  • Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans - Applicants who are "New Americans" — naturalized U.S. citizens, green card holders, or the children of two naturalized citizens — may be interested in the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans which provide half of tuition plus $20,000 for each of two years of graduate study. 
  • STEMGradStudents.science.gov - A clearinghouse for federally-sponsored opportunities for grad students in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) areas.
  • The Straus Historical Society Scholarship - The Straus Historical Society fosters educational activities related to public service, and offers a $5,000 scholarship to graduating students preparing for public service careers.
  • Switzer Fellowship Program -The Switzer Fellowship Program offers one-year Fellowships to highly talented graduate students in New England and California whose studies and career goals are directed toward environmental improvement and who clearly demonstrate leadership in their field.
  • The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship - Awards merit-based $1,000 scholarships for graduate study.
  • Toigo Foundation Fellowship - The Toigo MBA Fellowship provides minority MBA or other business degree candidates committed to careers in finance with a network of contacts, one-on-one career guidance, leadership training, and a merit award. Toigo Fellowships are awarded the Spring prior to the start of graduate school.
For Foreign Nationals
  • Scholarshipsinindia.com Provides links to a variety of scholarship opportunities for Indian students. 
  • Afghan LL.M Scholarship Program - The Public-Private Partnership for Justice Reform in Afghanistan (PPP) funds Afghan legal professionals to pursue graduate-level legal studies in the United States for one year. 
  • Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme - Provides a limited number of scholarships to students from select developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies. Applications open in January of each year. 
  • American Association of University Women - AAUW International Fellowships support for full-time study or research to women who are not United States citizens or permanent residents. 
  • The American-Scandinavian Foundation Offers funding to outstanding Scandinavian (citizens of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden) students to undertake study or research programs in the United States for up to one year. 
  • Becas Chile - For Chilean citizens, sponsored by the Ministry of Education. 
  • Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) - Provides a range of post graduate awards and fellowships to women focusing on a variety of areas, including gender analysis, international humanitarian work, and human rights for women and girls. 
  • CANhelp — For Canadian citizens — Canadian Higher Education Loan Program (CanHELP) 
  • COLFUTURO — For Colombian citizens — Provides financial assistance for Colombians pursuing graduate study abroad. 
  • eduPASS - A resource guide for foreign nationals who wish to study in the U.S.A. 
  • Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program - For citizens of China, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique, South Africa, Egypt, Palestine, Chile, Peru, Brazil, Guatemala, Mexico, Russia: The Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program (IFP) provides opportunities for advanced study to exceptional individuals who will use this education to become leaders in their respective fields, furthering development in their own countries and greater economic and social justice worldwide. All applications must be submitted to the appropriate IFP International Partner listed on the website above in the country or region where the applicant resides 
  • Fundacao Estudar — For Brazilian citizens - Fundacao Estudar is a merit-based scholarship program for Brazilian students studying at top M.B.A., M.P.P./International Affairs and LL.M. programs 
  • FUNED  - For Mexican citizens — A private, nonprofit organization that provides financing for graduate education (one and two-year programs) to outstanding Mexican candidates. 
  • Funding for US Study Online - For international students seeking funding opportunities for study in the United States. Organized and maintained by the Institute of International Education (IIE), Funding for US Study is an extensive database of scholarships, fellowships and grants including all types of funding programs, for all levels of post-secondary study, across the full range of academic areas. 
  • The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation's new fellowship program promotes prospective leaders from threshold and developing countries who are engaged in climate protection and resource conservation in academia or business, government or non-governmental organizations. Up to twenty fellows are scheduled to be funded annually. 
  • Internationalscholarships.com - Provides an extensive list of scholarships, grants and loan programs for students from any origin 
  • Internationalstudentloan.com - Access to loans for non-US citizens wishing to study in the U.S. Non-US citizen students are required to have a US Citizen or permanent resident as a co-signer to apply for this loan. 
  • International Peace Research Association Foundation - The Senesh Fellowship for Women from Developing Countries makes an award every other year for two years of graduate study focusing on peace and development issues ($5000/year). For women from developing countries who have been accepted into a graduate program. 
  • The Fulbright Program – The Fulbright Program enables thousands of Foreign Fulbright fellows to study in U.S. academic programs each year 
  • ISO Student Health Insurance - ISO is a membership organization for international students studying in the United States with a mission of providing quality, low-cost health insurance coverage 
  • Leo S. Rowe Pan American Fund - The Rowe Fund awards educational loans to qualified persons from Latin American and Caribbean countries, to help them finance their higher studies in the United States. These loans are made on the understanding that when the recipients have completed their studies, they are to return to their respective home countries to assist in their countries’ development and further their welfare. 
  • The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (MMMF) awards educational grants to women from developing countries whose graduate studies and future plans aim to benefit women and children in their respective regions. For students from developing countries who are currently studying in the United States or Canada. 
  • Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship — For citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan: provides opportunity to pursue graduate study at the master's level in the United States 
  • Narotam Sekhsaria Scholarship Programme - Offers interest-free loan scholarships for post-graduate studies to Indian students with consistently high academic records. 
  • World Wide Studies – for Ukrainian citizens. An educational initiative of the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, aimed at fostering a new generation of Ukrainian professional elites. The project encourages Ukrainian youth to get Master’s degrees in the world’s best universities in the following fields: agricultural studies, environment and ecology, law, and public administration.
Research-Specific Grant/Fellowship Opportunities
  • American Association of University Women — AAUW American Fellowships support women doctoral candidates and scholars seeking funds for postdoctoral research leave or for preparing completed research for publication. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents
  • The Foundation Center — The Center's mission is to strengthen the nonprofit sector by advancing knowledge of U.S. philanthropy, provides guidance on finding foundation support for financing education
  • National Security Education Program Fellowships - National Security Education Program’s David L. Boren graduate fellowships are intended to enable students to pursue the study of languages, cultures, and world regions deemed critical to U.S. national security, but less frequently studied.
  • United States Institute of Peace — Grants to support projects in the field of international peace and conflict resolution
  • Community of Science — Global resource for finding information critical to scientific research and other projects across all disciplines
  • Morris K. Udall Foundation — Provides one-year fellowships of up to $24,000 to doctoral candidates whose research concerns environmental public policy or environmental conflict resolution entering their final year of dissertation writing.

Supplemental Scholarships for Enrolled Students

The Fletcher School is pleased to offer several additional scholarship opportunities to enrolled students. The following scholarships are awarded annually, and may provide funding in addition to institutional scholarship aid. The Fletcher School will send enrolled students annual application announcements for the following, each of which requires a separate application:

Dacor Bacon House Foundation Fellowship
Diplomatic and Consular Officers, Retired (DACOR), an association of US Foreign Service Officers in Washington, DC, awards the Bacon House Foundation Fellowship annually to a Fletcher student, in an amount up to $10,000 ($5,000 per semester). The award is made primarily on the basis of academic excellence, and requires an expressed interest in an international relations field such as language, conflict resolution, international economics, or environmental science.

The Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund
The Will of Dolores Zohrab Liebmann created a perpetual charitable trust designated as "The Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund" for the purpose of funding advanced education and graduate study grants. Each award covers the cost of tuition and an $18,000 annual stipend. Tufts University nominates three qualified candidates for this Fellowship; The Fletcher School may put forward two candidates for the Tufts University selection committee to consider.

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.

Harry A. Radliffe II/CBS Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to second-year Fletcher students expressly interested in one of the three areas of The Edward R. Murrow Center for a Digital World: news media, public diplomacy and the political, social and cultural impact of cyberspace on international relations. Scholarships in the amount of $5,000 will be awarded annually to four Fletcher students, on the basis of merit and need. Recipients of this scholarship will have a demonstrated interest in one or more of the three research areas of the Murrow Center and a related capstone project. It is expected that the recipients of this scholarship will be actively engaged in Murrow Center activities.