SHARE Fellowship

More than money

SHARE Fellows receive full-tuition scholarships to study at Thunderbird. But the program is about more than money. Fellows also receive access to a global network of mentors, who work one-on-one with the fellows to help them obtain internships and full-time employment after graduation.

 

The story

In 2007 alumnus Marshall Parke ’77 began formulating a plan to provide scholarships for students from developing countries who might otherwise not have the resources to attend Thunderbird. Parke's experience working in developing countries taught him that a degree is only half the battle. These students needed access to strong networks and professional mentoring as well. The idea was simple but compelling: to provide the same sort of support one would provide one’s own child, but to focus that attention on exceptional students from developing countries wishing to attend Thunderbird. Since awarding its first scholarships in 2008, the SHARE Fellowship has attracted multiple donors who have provided full-tuition assistance, mentoring services and internships for dozens of fellows from Algeria to Zimbabwe.

 

Truly global impact

SHARE Fellows come from every corner of the world.

 

“It has been fantastic to watch the students’ careers as they have gone back out and taken on new roles all over the world. They are doing exactly what we hoped they would do.”

— Marshall Parke ’77
Thunderbird Trustee and SHARE Fellowship founder
“I feel like I belong to something special. The SHARE mentors are committed to make you successful, and I am grateful to be part of this.”

— Raouf Chebri ’15
SHARE Fellow from Algeria