This scholarship recognizes academic achievement and the breadth of a student's education in the Social Studies Division. The Harold A. Fletcher Jr. Scholarship was established through gifts to the College from students, friends, colleagues, and family of the late Harold Fletcher, Professor of Political Science at Grinnell from 1957 to 1968. Professor Fletcher was an outstanding teacher and scholar in political science who believed strongly in the liberal-arts tradition in undergraduate education. He was a most vital person whose professional and personal interests and accomplishments reflected that commitment.
The Fletcher Scholarship is awarded annually to a senior social studies major with demonstrated financial aid need, at least $1500 in loans in the senior year, a GPA of at least 3.5, and who has both breadth and depth of study in the social science division.
Application deadline & elements
There is no application for the Fletcher Scholarship. The Scholarship is awarded annually by a committee consisting of the Social Studies division chair and the Director of Social Commitment. Students do not know that they are under consideration for the award until the scholarship winners are announced.