Annual $50K Fletcher Fellowship Competition

Jan. 4, 2012

Application Deadline is February 13, 2012
The first class of Alphonse Fletcher, Sr. Fellows was named in 2004, on the 50th Anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Brown v. Board of Education decision as part of a $50 million, multi-year initiative pledged by Alphonse Fletcher, Jr. Since 2004, there have been 39 fellows named, all of whom are contributing to the legacy of Brown in diverse fields including literature, criticism, the visual and performing arts, history and the social sciences, community organizing and activism, journalism, entrepreneurship, and environmental studies.

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Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.