The Fletcher Fund for Equality and Education is accepting applications from exceptional students from underserved communities in Mobile County, Alabama as they pursue opportunities in higher education. The fund provides scholarships, mentorships, and other critical support to each selected student.
“Our mission is to break down potential barriers that could prevent students from receiving education at the top colleges and universities their achievements deserve,” says Fletcher Fund co-founder, Christian Fletcher.
Mobile, Alabama is the hometown of founders Christian and Amber Fletcher. Both came from working-class backgrounds, yet achieved great success through higher education. They are now the CEO and COO of LifeBrite Laboratories and LifeBrite Hospital Group.
“College students from these backgrounds face challenges that go beyond tuition,” Amber Fletcher explains. “This includes having enough funds to cover everyday necessities, unexpected expenses, and more. The last thing we want to see is a student give up their dreams or enroll and later drop out when costs become unmanageable.”
This marks the second year Fletcher Fund scholarships will be awarded to select Mobile County students. Students who are graduating from high school in 2022 are eligible to apply.
“After awarding our inaugural scholarship
s last year, we’re thrilled to continue the initiative,” Fletcher says. “It’s another opportunity to help lift up the community we came from and create a positive trajectory for those who are too often discriminated against due to their socioeconomic status.”
The Fletcher Fund recipient of the previous 2020-2021 school year was Daisy Ferrell, a graduate of Mattie T. Blount High School in Prichard, Alabama. The awarded funds cover Ferrell’s entire tuition to Dartmouth College and a monthly stipend for living expenses.
Applications are now being accepted and must be completed by December 17, 2021.