Department/Program Academic & Study Abroad Awards

Departments and programs accept applications for department and program scholarships. Application procedures and deadlines are noted below. Department and program scholarships are selected by each area’s scholarship committee. If you need general assistance, please consult the contact list below or contact:

Carl Riley

Associate Director of Scholarships

Phone: 479-575-5219
Email: criley@uark.edu

Note: As a matter of policy, need-based scholarships are included in the list, but not identified.

Contact: Pearl Dowe, pkford@uark.edu, 479-575-6434
Apply
Deadline: February 2

  • African American Studies Study Abroad Fund. Study abroad scholarship.
  • African American Studies Scholarship. Students majoring or minoring in African and African American Studies.
  • Bayard Rustin Endowed Scholarship in African American Studies. Juniors and seniors in good academic standing who has an interest in promoting human rights. Includes internship requirement.
  • Dillard’s and CDI, LLC Endowed Scholarship in African American Studies. Preference to Arkansas resident major in Engineering.
  • L E “Gene” and Jean Hudson Scholarship.
  • Ronnie Brewer Endowed Scholarship in African and African American Studies. Preference to Arkansas resident with interest in pursuing journalism as a career.

Undergraduate

Contact: Todd Walters, tdwalter@uark.edu, 479-575-2508
To Apply: Complete the Fulbright College Scholarship Application
Deadline: February 15

  • Arkansas Undergraduate Scholarship in Anthropology. Preference to juniors and seniors with 3.0 overall GPA and a 3.0 GPA in anthropology courses. 
  • Mahony Anthropology International Experience Fund. Preference to students demonstrating leadership skills or who have made volunteer contributions.
  • Octa Norma High Anthropology Scholarship. Full tuition scholarship.
  • Robert L. Stigler Memorial Fund. Preference to students from Jefferson County, AR.
  • Samuel C. Dellinger, Margaret J and Michael P. Hoffman Endowed Scholarship. Students with research interest in the Americas (North, Central, or South America).
  • Stephen Stephan Endowed Scholarship in Sociology. Students majoring in sociology, economics, psychology, political science, history, anthropology, or geography.
    • Note: A student may be nominated for this scholarship by any Fulbright College faculty member. Nominations should be directed to the chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice.

Graduate

Contact: Joann D’Alisera, dalisera@uark.edu
To Apply: Contact Joann D'Alisera, dalisera@uark.edu or 479-575-4460
Deadline: March 15

  • Arkansas Graduate Fellowship in Anthropology. Full time graduate student.
  • Charles R. McGimsey, III Endowment. Full time graduate student completing thesis. Preference to students pursuing greater knowledge of cultural resource management and working with the Arkansas Archeological Survey.
  • Hester A. Davis Internship in Public Archeology. Graduate student interning with the Arkansas Archaeological Survey.
  • Robert L. Stigler Memorial Fund. Preference to students from Jefferson County, AR.
  • Mahony Anthropology International Experience Fund. Undergraduate and graduate with preference to students demonstrating leadership skills or who have made volunteer contributions.

Contact: Jeannie Hulen, jhulen@uark.edu, 479-575-5202
Apply
Deadline: April 1

Undergraduate

  • Blanche Hanks Elliott Scholarship. Sophomore, junior, or senior students who have demonstrated special aptitudes or talents in the creative (visual) arts and crafts. 
  • Charles I. Okerbloom Scholarship.
  • David Durst Art Award.
  • Nina J. Erikson Memorial Scholarship in Art.
  • Rickey D. Medlock Endowed Scholarship in Art Education. Art Education student during their semester of student teaching.

Contact: Ines Pinto, ipinto@uark.edu, 479-575-6941
To Apply: Complete the Fulbright College Scholarship Application
Deadline: February 15

Undergraduate

  • Delbert Swartz Memorial Scholarship. Outstanding seniors in botany or microbiology/bacteriology.
  • Louise Russert-Kraemer Endowed in Biological Sciences.
  • Neil Compton Scholarship in Natural Sciences (Dean’s Office). Juniors, seniors, or graduate students majoring in biological sciences or geosciences.  Preference to students from Arkansas, Missouri, Louisiana, or Oklahoma.  Must have proposed thesis or special project that has relevance to the protection of the environment in the Ozark or Ouachita mountains.
  • Octa Norma High Biological Sciences Scholarship. Full-tuition scholarship.
  • Paul and Beth Gaylo Scholarship. Senior students majoring in molecular or cellular biology.
  • Rose Mae Bogan Endowed Award (Dean’s Office). Students majoring in mathematics or the sciences. Preference to rising seniors with at least a 3.0 GPA and with intent to teach mathematics or science in secondary education. Preference also given to non-traditional students who are enrolled full time.
  • William and Kathy Anderson Endowed Scholarship in Arts and Sciences. Preference to students majoring in mathematical sciences or physics.

Graduate

  • David Causey Endowed Fund.
  • George T. Johnson Memorial Endowed Scholarship. Students with minimum undergraduate 3.25 GPA entering graduate school in biological sciences and preparing for a career in teaching and research.
  • Harold and Margaret Hedges Memorial Scholarship in Ornithology. Students studying ornithology.
  • James and Carol Hendren Fellowship (Dean’s Office). Doctoral students studying life or physical science. Preference to eagle scouts.
  • Neil Compton Scholarship in Natural Sciences (Dean’s office). Junior, senior or graduate students majoring in biological sciences or geosciences.  Preference to students from Arkansas, Missouri, Louisiana, or Oklahoma.  Must have proposed thesis or special project that has relevance to the protection of the environment in the Ozark or Ouachita mountains.
  • Professor Delbert Swartz Endowed Graduate Fellowship.

Contact: Heather Jorgensen, hjorgen@uark.edu, 479-575-4648
Apply: Complete the Fulbright College Scholarship Application
Deadline: February 15

Undergraduate

  • Amis Chemistry Scholarship.
  • Arthur and Lois Fry Scholarship in Chemistry. Students with minimum 3.0 GPA who intend to pursue a career in chemistry or biochemistry.
  • Barbara Wertheim Campbell Award. Senior students with a minimum 3.5 GPA.
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry Achievement Award.
  • Coulter W. Jones Award. Preference to Arkansas residents.
  • DuPont Scholarship. Students with minimum 3.0GPA and competitive high school or college transcript, SAT/ACT scores, or letters of recommendation. 
  • Ethyl Corporation Chemistry Scholarship.
  • Frederick A. Kekule Award. Sophomore students with emphasis in Organic Chemistry. 
  • Jacob and Wilma Sacks Chemistry Fund. Students with competitive high school or college transcript, SAT/ACT scores, or letters of recommendation. 
  • Jacob Sacks Chemistry Award.
  • Kathy Noland Chemistry Award. Freshman students who have excelled in laboratory work.
  • Octa Norma High Chemistry and Biochemistry Scholarship. Full-tuition.
  • Rose Mae Bogan Endowed Award. Students majoring in mathematics or the sciences. Preference to rising seniors with at least a 3.0 GPA and with intent to teach mathematics or science in secondary education. Preference also given to non-traditional students who are enrolled full time.
  • Samuel and Betty Siegel Scholarship. Students who are entering freshmen.  High school transcripts, ACT/SAT scores, or letters of recommendation required.
  • W. Ves Childs Science Education Scholarship. Junior or senior students who intend to teach science upon completion of degree. 
  • William and Kathy Anderson Endowed Scholarship in Arts and Sciences. Preference to students majoring in mathematical sciences or physics.
  • William K. Noyce Scholarship.

Graduate

  • A.W. Cordes Chemistry Fund. Graduate teaching assistants; based on review of the student and supervisory evaluations.
  • Anthony Ray Jude Memorial Award. Students with best summer research project.
  • Collis Geren Award (Dean’s Office). Full-time students with preference to students in chemistry. 
  • Donald and Susan Bobbitt Award in Chemistry and Drama (Dean’s Office). Students majoring in chemistry and biochemistry or drama [theatre].
  • Dr. and Mrs. Roger B. Bost Endowed Award. Second-year graduate students.

Contact: Tom Rosteck, trosteck@uark.edu, 479-575-6435
To Apply: Complete the Fulbright College Scholarship Application  
Deadline: February 15

Undergraduate

  • Janice Rushing Endowed Award in Speech.
  • M. Blair Hart Scholarship. Students with competitive scholarship, leadership, school activities, or college service record.
  • Theodora M. Hallin Scholarship (Dean’s Office). Students majoring in communication or theatre who graduated from Fayetteville High School with minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Preference to students active in theatrical productions or debate, and involved in community activities.
  • Virgil L. Baker Scholarship. Students with competitive scholarship, leadership, or departmental service records.

Graduate

  • Janice Rushing Endowed Award in Speech.
  • Richard S. Arnold First Amendment Research Excellence Award. Students enrolled, or received a degree within the previous 12 months, in Master of Arts in Communication. Preference to participants in regional and national conferences and research presenters on areas that may include and not limited to the United States constitution, free speech, political communication, the judiciary, or public service.

Contact: Dot Stephens, dstephen@uark.edu, 479-575-4301
To Apply: Nominations made by the Department of English faculty. Students in the first year of Department of English degree programs are not eligible for Department of English awards.
Deadline: February 15

Undergraduate

  • Baucum-Fulkerson Memorial Award.
  • Betty Moore Brown Endowed Scholarship. Preference to Arkansas residents
  • Dr. T.C. Duncan Eaves Memorial Fellowship.
  • Felix Christopher McKean Memorial Award. Student winners of a literary competition.
  • G.V.G. “Tori” Saunders Award. Senior students.
  • Jessie O’Kelly Award. Student winners of the freshmen essay contest.
  • J. Harry and Catherine H. Wood Scholarship (Dean’s Office). Juniors and seniors majoring in English, geography, geology, history, mathematics, or physics, who are in the top 25% of their class.
  • JoAnn Rushton & Linda Rushton Selman Endowed English Scholarship. Preference to students with interest in American or British literature.
  • Leo and Nola Van Scyoc Award in English. Seniors who plan to teach in the public school system.
  • Lyna Lee Montgomery Endowed Award. Preference to students who aspire to teach, publish, edit, or establish a career that requires extensive writing or expository prose.
  • Marie Thompson Carson and Eva Clark Thompson Endowed Scholarship. Freshmen or sophomore students. Preference to residents of Arkansas County or a county that borders Arkansas County.
  • Phydella Hogan Award. Students with minimum 3.0 GPA. Preference to underserved or nontraditional students with interest in regional Studies.
    • Note: To Apply, submit letter of application to
      Robert Cochran,
      rcochran@uark.edu, 479-575-5983
  • War Eagle Folklife Scholarship (Dean’s Office). Junior, senior, or graduate students with interest in the preservation of art and craft traditions of the Ozarks.
    • Note: To Apply, submit letter of application to
      Robert Cochran,
      rcochran@uark.edu, 479-575-5983

Graduate

  • Ben Kimpel Memorial Fund.
  • Blair Rouse Scholarship.
  • Claude W. Faulkner Endowed Scholarship.
  • James R. Bennett College English Association Award. Students who participate in the College English Association annual conference.
  • Larry Guinn Endowed Award. Preference to students with interest in rhetoric, literacy, composition, or linguistics.
  • Lyna Lee Montgomery Endowed Award. Preference to students who aspire to teach, publish, edit, or establish a career that requires extensive writing or expository prose.
  • Phydella Hogan Award. Students with minimum 3.0 GPA. Preference to underserved or nontraditional students with interest in Regional Studies.
    • Note: To Apply, submit letter of application to
      Robert Cochran,
      rcochran@uark.edu, 479-575-5983
  • Vance and Mary Celestia Parler Randolph Fellowship in English. Preference to students with interest in English language or literature or folklore. 
  • War Eagle Folklife Scholarship (Dean’s Office). Junior, senior, or graduate students with interest in the preservation of art and craft traditions of the Ozarks.
    • Note: To Apply, submit letter of application to
      Robert Cochran,
      rcochran@uark.edu, 479-575-5983

Graduate – Creative Writing

  • Carolyn F. Walton Cole Graduate Fellowship in Creative Writing.
  • Carolyn F. Walton Cole Endowed Fund in Creative Writing. (Dean's Office)
  • James E. and Ellen Wadley Roper Graduate Fellowships in Creative Writing.
  • James T. Whitehead Creative Writing Endowment.
  • John and Shirley Holmes Scholarship.
  • Lily Peter Creative Writing Fund.
  • Walton Family Endowment for Creative Writing; Student Author Fellowships.

Contact:  Ralph Davis, ralphd@uark.edu, 479-575-4515
Apply
Deadline: February 15

Undergraduate

  • Britton Redifer Endowed Geology Scholarship. Full-time students majoring in geology.
  • Dan Gabor Memorial Field Camp Scholarship. Students majoring in geology. Must participate in geology field camp.
  • Doy L. Zachry Endowed Scholarship. Full-time students in geology or Earth science. Preference to students participating in the geology field camp program.
  • Geology Department Award.
  • Jack D. Mussett Scholarship. Students majoring in geology. 
  • James D. and Dona K. Morrison Scholarship in Geology.
  • James Elliott Sherman Scholarship. Students majoring in geology.
  • James Harrison Quinn Memorial Scholarship. Students majoring in geology.
  • Jeff Liner Geology Scholarship. Students majoring in geology.
  • J. Harry and Catherine H. Wood Scholarship (Dean’s Office). Juniors and seniors majoring in English, geography, geology, history, mathematics, or physics, who are in the top 25% of their class.
  • Mark and Theresa Gentry Land and Water Resources Scholarship. Students with interest in land and water resources management and research.  Preference to Arkansas residents.
  • Matthew Edmonds Geology Award. Students majoring in geology.
  • Neil Compton Scholarship in Natural Sciences (Dean’s office). Junior, senior or graduate students majoring in biological sciences or geosciences. Preference to students from Arkansas, Missouri, Louisiana, or Oklahoma.  Must have proposed thesis or special project that has relevance to the protection of the environment in the Ozark or Ouachita mountains.
  • Robert L. Tucker Memorial Endowed Scholarship. Students majoring in geology.
  • Ronnie S. and Doris A. Keisler Endowed Scholarship. Students majoring in geology.
  • Rose Mae Bogan Endowed Award. Students majoring in mathematics or the sciences. Preference to rising seniors with at least a 3.0 GPA and with intent to teach mathematics or science in secondary education. Preference also given to non-traditional students who are enrolled full time.
  • Stephen Stephan Endowed Scholarship in Sociology. Students majoring in sociology, economics, psychology, political science, history, anthropology, or geography.
    • Note: A student may be nominated for this scholarship by any Fulbright College faculty member. Nominations should be directed to the chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice.
  • Vernon Peppard Scholarship.
  • William and Kathy Anderson Endowed Scholarship in Arts and Sciences. Preference to students majoring in mathematical sciences or physics.
  • W. Joe Edwards Jr. Geology Fund. Students majoring in geology. Preference to students with interest in geological structures.
  • Walter L. Manger Endowed Scholarship. Students majoring in geology.

Graduate

  • Alex T. Warmath Endowment for Graduate Assistantships in Petroleum Geology.
  • Jack D. Mussett Scholarship. Students majoring in geology. 
  • James D. and Dona K. Morrison Scholarship in Geology.
  • James Elliott Sherman Scholarship. Students majoring in geology.
  • James Harrison Quinn Memorial Scholarship. Students majoring in geology.
  • Jeff Liner Geology Scholarship. Students majoring in geology.
  • Kern Chandler Jackson Geology Endowment. Graduate students who are studying petroleum geology while serving as graduate teaching and research assistants.  Preference to Non-Arkansas residents.
  • Mark and Theresa Gentry Land and Water Resources Scholarship. Students with interest in land and water resources management and research.  Preference to Arkansas residents.
  • Neil Compton Scholarship in Natural Sciences (Dean’s office). Junior, senior or graduate students majoring in biological sciences or geosciences.  Preference to students from Arkansas, Missouri, Louisiana, or Oklahoma.  Must have proposed thesis or special project that has relevance to the protection of the environment in the Ozark or Ouachita mountains.
  • Ronnie S. and Doris A. Keisler Endowed Scholarship. Students majoring in geology.
  • Van Brahana Scholarship. Students working in the area of hydrogeology.
  • Vernon Peppard Scholarship.
  • Walter L Manger Endowed Scholarship. Students majoring in geology.

Contact:  Charles Muntz, cmuntz@uark.edu, 479-575-5891
Apply
Deadline: March 1

Undergraduate

  • Carney “Butch” Carroll Scholarship (Dean’s Office). Preference to students who have an interest in pre-law and to seniors majoring in history or political science.  Preference to students whose ethnic, cultural, or national background contributes to the diversity of the student body. 
  • David W. Edwards Scholarship.
  • G.V.G. “Tori” Saunders Award. Students with the highest overall GPA.  Preference to veterans, spouses of a veterans, or children of veterans.
  • Gene E. McKissic Endowed Scholarship (Dean’s Office). Students who are majoring in history or political science, graduated from an Arkansas high school with minimum 3.0 GPA, or are members of an underrepresented student group.
  • George William Ray Scholarship. Preference to juniors, seniors, or graduate students with a minimum 2.0 GPA.
  • Helen and Hugo Goecke and Adlyn and Harry Kennedy Memorial Travel Fund. Preference given to those who travel abroad.
  • History Department Award.
  • J. Harry and Catherine H. Wood Scholarship (Dean’s Office). Juniors and seniors majoring in English, geography, geology, history, mathematics, or physics, who are in the top 25% of their class.
  • J. Margaret Roberts Endowed Award.
  • Jesse Taylor Jr. Endowed Scholarship in History. Preference to graduate students.
  • Mary D. Hudgins Endowed Scholarship. Preference to students with interest in Arkansas history.
  • Mary Hudgins Arkansas History Research Fund. Students performing Arkansas History research.
  • Robert Reeser Classical Studies Award. Students with outstanding papers.
  • Sidney A. Moncrief Scholarship.  Students who are entering freshmen majoring or minoring in history and with interest in the study of Black history. 
  • Stephen Stephan Endowed Scholarship in Sociology. Students majoring in sociology, economics, psychology, political science, history, anthropology, or geography.
    • Note: A student may be nominated for this scholarship by any Fulbright College faculty member. Nominations should be directed to the chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice.
  • Stokely-McAdoo Family International Study Scholarship. Students who are travelling outside North America.
  • Walter Lee Brown Scottish Rite Scholarship Award in History. Preference to student with interest in American history.                           

Graduate

  • George William Ray Scholarship. Preference to juniors, seniors, or graduate students with a minimum 2.0 GPA.
  • Helen and Hugo Goecke and Adlyn and Harry Kennedy Memorial Travel Fund. Preference given to those who travel abroad.
  • James J. Hudson Research Fund. Students who have completed their Ph.D. candidacy exams in History.  Preference to students working on military history topics.
  • Jesse Taylor Jr. Endowed Scholarship in History. Preference to graduate students.
  • Mary D. Hudgins Endowed Scholarship. Preference to students with interest in Arkansas history.
  • Mary Hudgins Arkansas History Research Fund. Students performing Arkansas history research.
  • Ralph V. Turner Endowed Travel Award. Students and faculty who travel/research in Great Britain.
  • Walter Lee Brown Scottish Rite Scholarship Award in History. Preference to student with interest in American history.
  • Willard B. Gatewood Graduate Fellowship.
  • Willard Gatewood History Graduate Fellowships.

Contact: Laurence Hare, lhare@uark.edu, 479-575-5890
Apply
Deadline: February 26

Cleveland C. Burton Undergraduate Fellowship in International Studies (Dean’s Office). Full-time sophomores, juniors, or seniors. Complete the online form for Fulbright College-wide Academic Scholarships. Submit a 500-word application essay and two letters of recommendation.  Within 60 days of fellows’ return to the United States, complete a 500-word report of activity while abroad. 

    • Note: Holders of other major fellowships (Sturgis, Bodenhamer, honors college scholarship) are ineligible to apply.

Contact: Hoyt Purvis, hpurvis@uark.edu, 479-575-3601
To Apply: Nominations made by international studies program director, associate director, or faculty.
Deadline: February 26

  • Hoyt S. and Jane H. Purvis Memorial Fund.

Contact:  Dale Carpenter, dcarpent@uark.edu, 479-575-5216
Apply: Applications are also available in the journalism office located in 116 Kimpel Hall. 
Deadline: February 12

Undergraduate

  • A.W. Blake Journalism Scholarship.
  • Arkansas Broadcasters Association Scholarship. Preference to students with interest in radio and television.
  • Bill Moyers Investigative Reporters and Editors Travel Fund. Students who travel to conferences, workshops or training sessions focused on investigative journalism.
  • Clifford Cooper Scholarship in Journalism. Students in the field of journalism whose ethnic, cultural, or national background contributes to the diversity of the student body. 
  • David E. Cawood Endowed Journalism Scholarship. Full-time student with minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Edsel Ford Memorial Scholarship.
  • Elizabeth Barnes Messner ’38 Scholarship. Full-time juniors and seniors.
  • Ernie Deane Journalism Scholarship.
  • George A. Gearhart Scholarship.
  • James Jones Memorial Scholarship. Preference to students with interest in pursuing career as investigative reporter.
  • Jim Morriss Journalism Scholarship. Juniors and seniors with preference to students with interest in print or broadcast and local news coverage.
  • John B. “Tony” Dyke Scholarship in Sports Journalism. Full-time juniors and seniors with minimum 3.0 overall GPA and a 3.0 GPA in journalism courses, who demonstrate an interest in sports writing.
  • John Rosso Endowed Scholarship.
  • Joseph A. Thalheimer Memorial Scholarship.
  • Journalism Department Award and Scholarship.
  • Lemke Alumni Society Scholarship.
  • Lemke Journalism Project Scholarship. Student participants in the Lemke Journalism Project.
  • Memphis Gridiron Larry Williams Endowed Scholarship. Preference to students from Memphis, Tennessee, or the mid-south area.
  • Northwest Arkansas Advertising Federation Scholarship. Students in the advertising/public relations sequence. Preference to members of the AAF advertising club or students in an advertising-related internship.
  • Paul Eells Scholarship. Students in sports journalism.
  • Richard Cooper Endowed Journalism Scholarship (Dean’s Office). Students with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA and a 3.0 GPA in journalism courses.
  • Richard R. Koch Memorial Scholarship.
  • Ronald A. Robinson Endowed Scholarship. Students who serve as editor of the Arkansas traveler.
  • Snipes Endowed Journalism Scholarship.
  • Society of Professional Journalists Northwest Arkansas Chapter Endowed Award.
  • Television Broadcasters of Arkansas Scholarship. Juniors and seniors pursuing a career in television journalism. 
  • Trish Brown Joyner Endowed Journalism Scholarship. Full-time students. Preference to students from north Texas.
  • Tyson Scholarship. Students who are entering freshmen and who participated in the Lemke Journalism Project.  Preference to full-time students with declared majors in journalism.
  • W. J. Lemke Journalism Education Fund.
  • W. J. Lemke Scholarship.
  • Wanda A. Belzung Scholarship.
  • KUAF Endowed Scholarship. Students who are active in student media or radio and show potential for career in radio.

Graduate

  • Arkansas Broadcasters Association Scholarship. Preference to students with interest in radio and television.
  • Bill Moyers Investigative Reporters and Editors Travel Fund. Students who travel to conferences, workshops or training sessions focused on investigative journalism.
  • Edsel Ford Memorial Scholarship.
  • Ernie Deane Journalism Scholarship.
  • James Jones Memorial Scholarship. Preference to students with interest in pursuing career as investigative reporter.
  • John Rosso Endowed Scholarship.
  • Joseph A. Thalheimer Memorial Scholarship.
  • Journalism Department Award and Scholarship.
  • Lemke Alumni Society Scholarship.
  • Memphis Gridiron Larry Williams Endowed Scholarship. Preference to students from Memphis, Tennessee, or the mid-south area.
  • Northwest Arkansas Advertising Federation Scholarship. Students in the advertising/public relations sequence. Preference to members of the AAF advertising club or students in an advertising- related internship.
  • Paul Eells Scholarship. Students in sports journalism.
  • Richard Cooper Endowed Journalism Scholarship (Dean’s Office). Students with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA and a 3.0 GPA in journalism courses.
  • Richard R. Koch Memorial Scholarship.
  • Ronald A. Robinson Endowed Scholarship. Students who serve as editor of the Arkansas traveler.
  • Snipes Endowed Journalism Scholarship.
  • Society of Professional Journalists Northwest Arkansas Chapter Endowed Award.
  • W. J. Lemke Scholarship.
  • Wanda A. Belzung Scholarship.

Contact:  Mary Powers, mlpowers@uark.edu, 479-575-5369
Apply
Deadline: January 2    

Undergraduate

  • David E. Johnson and Wilda S. McMurry Endowed Scholarship. Full-time students with minimum 3.2 GPA and previous or current residents of Washington, Benton, Madison, Franklin, or Crawford counties.
  • Davis P. Richardson Endowed Scholarship.
  • Droke-Dunn Scholarship. Senior students intending to complete graduate work in mathematics.                                                                     
  • J. Harry and Catherine H. Wood Scholarship (Dean’s Office). Juniors and seniors majoring in English, geography, geology, history, mathematics, or physics, who are in the top 25% of their class.
  • John and Faye Keesee Scholarship.
  • Lawrence Jesser Toll, Jr. Endowed Fund.
  • Rose Mae Bogan Endowed Award. Students majoring in mathematics or the sciences. Preference to rising seniors with at least a 3.0 GPA and with intent to teach mathematics or science in secondary education. Preference also given to non-traditional students who are enrolled full time.
  • William and Kathy Anderson Endowed Scholarship in Arts and Sciences. Preference to students majoring in mathematical sciences or physics.

Graduate

  • Davis P. Richardson Endowed Scholarship.
  • Ernest and Martha Olson Trust.
  • Joe and Ellyn Richardson Endowed Doctoral Fellowship. Graduate teaching assistants or graduate research assistants.
  • John C. Massie Memorial Fund.
  • Julia A. Hicks Endowment for Graduate Teaching Assistants in Memory of Pauline Pabst. Full-time graduate assistants serving as teaching assistants.
  • Lawrence Jesser Toll, Jr. Endowed Fund.

Contact:    Nani Verzon, hverzon@uark.edu, 479-575-2175
To Apply: Visit the King Fahd Center for Middle Eastern Studies office, Old Main 202 
Deadline: February 15

Contact:  Robert Hopper, rghoppe@uark.edu, 479-575-4100
To Apply: Scholarships are awarded through the audition process unless otherwise stated below.
Deadline: February 15                           

Undergraduate

  • Anne Kittrell Memorial Scholarship. Preference to Arkansas residents.
  • Arkansas Territorial Sesquicentennial Scholarship. Students majoring in piano, organ, violin, or voice.
  • Bing Cunningham Memorial. Juniors and seniors majoring in piano.
  • Delino C. Allie Endowed Scholarship in Music. Preference to students majoring in piano.
  • James E. Tancred Memorial Scholarship. Students majoring in piano.
  • Kenneth L. Ballenger Endowed Music Scholarship. Students majoring in voice.
  • Margaret and George Bowen Scholarship. Full-time juniors, seniors, or graduate students majoring in instrumentalist music. Recipients must participate in the North Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and the University Chamber orchestra.
  • Margaret Windsor Clark Endowed Scholarship.
  • Mary Ann Chop Music Scholarship.
  • Mary Dengler Hudgins Arkansas Music Fund. Students who wish to pursue the performance of Arkansas musical compositions and enhance the quality of Arkansas music.
  • Department of Music Scholarship. Students who maintain a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA.
  • Nina J. Erickson Memorial Scholarship in Music.
  • Presser Foundation Scholarship. Juniors.
  • Robert P. and Carolyn Simms Evans Music Scholarship. Preference to students majoring in piano.
  • Wallie B. and Mary Ingalls Music Scholarship.
  • Wayne Alan Stevens Memorial Scholarship. Freshmen who are majoring in music education.
  • William Gant Scholarship. Students majoring in piano.

Graduate

  • Anne Kittrell Memorial Scholarship. Preference to Arkansas residents.
  • Arkansas Territorial Sesquicentennial Scholarship. Students majoring in piano, organ, violin, or voice.
  • Bing Cunningham Memorial. Juniors and seniors majoring in piano.
  • Delino C. Allie Endowed Scholarship in Music. Preference to students majoring in piano.
  • James E. Tancred Memorial Scholarship. Students majoring in piano.
  • Kenneth L. Ballenger Endowed Music Scholarship. Students majoring in voice.
  • Margaret and George Bowen Scholarship. Full-time juniors, seniors, or graduate students majoring in instrumentalist music. Recipients must participate in the North Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and the University Chamber orchestra.
  • Margaret Windsor Clark Endowed Scholarship.
  • Mary Ann Chop Music Scholarship.
  • Mary Dengler Hudgins Arkansas Music Fund. Students who wish to pursue the performance of Arkansas musical compositions and enhance the quality of Arkansas music.
  • Department of Music Scholarship. Students who maintain a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA.
  • Nina J. Erickson Memorial Scholarship in Music.
  • Wallie B. and Mary Ingalls Music Scholarship.
  • William Gant Scholarship. Students majoring in piano.

Contact:  Sherry Sparks, ssparks@uark.edu, 479-575-3551
To Apply: All scholarships are based on nominations by faculty members. All philosophy majors are considered.
Deadline: February 15

Undergraduate

  • Dr. Harold D. Hantz Scholarship.
  • Philosophy Department Scholarship.
    • Note: All philosophy undergraduate students are considered for two scholarships listed above.

Graduate

  • James B. Blair Graduate Philosophy Studies Fund.
  • Philip S. Bashor Graduate Philosophy Scholarship.
  • Philosophy Department Scholarship.
  • Vernon Teaching Award. Graduate assistants for outstanding undergraduate teaching.
    • Note: All philosophy graduate students are considered for four scholarships listed above.

Undergraduate

Contact:  Claud Lacy, clacy@uark.edu, 479-575-5928
To Apply: https://cavern.uark.edu/depts/physics/undrgrad/scholar2.php      
Deadline: February 15

  • Admiral William C. Bryson Endowed Scholarship. Students with interest in astronomy.  Preference to students who have demonstrated superior academic achievement in their progress towards a degree in physics and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA in physics, astronomy, or mathematics. 
  • Charles B. Richardson Senior Fellowship. Juniors and seniors majoring in physics with a minimum 3.0 GPA in physics, astronomy, or mathematics.  The recipient must participate in undergraduate research.
  • George D. Lingelbach Memorial Scholarship.
  • J. Harry and Catherine H. Wood Scholarship (Dean’s Office). Juniors and seniors majoring in English, geography, geology, history, mathematics, or physics, who are in the top 25% of their class.
  • Paul Sharrah Scholarship. Students majoring in physics with a minimum 3.0 GPA in physics, astronomy, or mathematics.                     
  • Physics Department Scholarship. Students who maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Robert Maurer-Physics Research Fund.
  • Rose Mae Bogan Endowed Award. Students majoring in mathematics or the sciences. Preference to rising seniors with at least a 3.0 GPA and with intent to teach mathematics or science in secondary education. Preference to non-traditional students who are enrolled full time.
  • Steve T. Hildebrand Endowed Fund.
  • William and Kathy Anderson Endowed Scholarship in Arts and Sciences. Preference to students majoring in mathematical sciences or physics.

Graduate

Contact:  Claud Lacy, clacy@uark.edu, 479-575-5928
To Apply: Nominations made by Department of Physics faculty.
Deadline: February 15

  • Raymond Hughes Graduate Fellowship. Graduate students pursuing a Ph.D. in physics with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Robert Maurer-Physics Research Fund.

Contact: Margaret Reid, mreid@uark.edu, 479-575-3356
To Apply: The only departmental scholarship that accepts applications is the Minna Rosenbaum Divers Memorial Scholarship (see application details below). All others are based on nominations by Department of Political Science faculty.
Deadline: February 15

Undergraduate

  • Carney “Butch” Carroll Scholarship (Dean’s Office). Preference to students who have an interest in pre-law and seniors majoring in history or political science.  Preference to students whose ethnic, cultural, or national background contributes to the diversity of the student body. 
  • Dr. Henry M. Alexander Memorial Award. Senior students who have attained the highest GPA in a minimum of 20 semester hours of political science courses completed on the University of Arkansas Fayetteville campus.
  • Emil M. and Pearl K. Larson Internship. Students must be seeking an internship in a nonprofit organization or in a local, state, or national government entity.
  • Gene E. McKissic Endowed Scholarship (Dean’s Office). Students who are majoring in history or political science, graduated from an Arkansas high school with minimum 3.0 GPA, or are members of an underrepresented student group.
  • Minna Rosenbaum Divers Endowed Scholarship and Award. Rising juniors and seniors with minimum 3.0 GPA.
    • To Apply: Political Science office, 428 Old Main
    • Deadline: March 6
    • Submission Materials:
      • application, found here
      • résumé, which includes, but is not limited to public service work and extracurricular activities.
      • essay of approximately 500 words detailing plans for a public service career.
      • three letters of recommendation, at least one of which must be from a University of Arkansas faculty member
  • Rita Snoddy Davis Scholarship in Fulbright College.
  • Stephen Stephan Endowed Scholarship in Sociology. Students majoring in sociology, economics, psychology, political science, history, anthropology, or geography.
    • Note: A student may be nominated for this scholarship by any Fulbright College faculty member. Nominations should be directed to the chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice.
  • William Jennings Bryan Award.

Graduate

  • Hugh T. Henry Memorial Fund. Students in the Master of Public Administration program.
  • William Jennings Bryan Award.

Contact: Jeanne McLachlin, jeannem@uark.edu, 479-575-5348
Contact: Neil Allison, nallison@uark.edu, 479-575-5179
Apply
Deadline: February 15

  • Dr. Allan Arthur Gilbert, Sr. Endowed Scholarship (Dean’s Office).
  • Mary and Leta Potter Endowed Scholarship (Dean’s Office). Arkansas resident.
  • William M. Harris Memorial Pre-med Award. Senior pre-medical students who have been accepted into medical school and have been active in Alpha Epsilon Delta (the Pre-med Honor Society chapter at the University of Arkansas).

Contact:  Doug Behrend, dbehrend@uark.edu, 479-575-4256
To Apply: Nominations made by Department of Psychological Science faculty.

Undergraduate

  • E. D. and Peggy Yancey Scholarship.
  • Lynn Waite Dunlap Memorial Scholarship.
  • R. H. Waters Memorial Scholarship.
  • Stephen Stephan Endowed Scholarship in Sociology. Students majoring in sociology, economics, psychology, political science, history, anthropology, or geography.
    • Note: A student may be nominated for this scholarship by any Fulbright College faculty member. Nominations should be directed to the chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice.
  • Walter J. Richards Memorial Award.

Graduate

  • E. D. and Peggy Yancey Scholarship.
  • Lynn Waite Dunlap Memorial Scholarship.
  • R. H. Waters Memorial Scholarship.
  • Walter J. Richards Memorial Award.

Contact:  Robert Hopper, rghoppe@uark.edu, 479-575-3589
To Apply: Scholarships are awarded through the audition process unless otherwise stated below.
Deadline: February 15

Undergraduate

  • Alan D. and Sherry Epley Award. Preference to students who are graduates of a Carroll County public high school.
  • Anna Marie and Fred Mullen Endowed Scholarship Fund.
  • Band Scholarship.
  • Cynthia Vick Tau Beta Sigma Endowed Memorial Award.
  • Don and Beth King Family Endowed Scholarship. U of A band members. Preference to students majoring in engineering and are of good character.
  • Epley Razorback Marching Band Scholarship. Students with non-music majors.
    • Note: Holders of other major fellowships (Sturgis, Bodenhamer, Honors College Scholarship) and significant university support are ineligible.
  • Lewis E. and Donna L. Epley Scholarship.
  • Preston and Kathryn Woodruff Endowed Drum Major Scholarship. Students who are drum majors.
  • Razorback Band Alumni Society Clay Edwards Scholarship. Full-time graduate or undergraduate student in good standing.
  • Razorback Band Endowed Scholarship.
  • Robert M. Smith Endowed Band Scholarship.
  • Weiser Family Engineering Scholarship. Students majoring in engineering, preference to mechanical engineering. Recipient must demonstrate strong leadership skills, a team spirit, good character, and positive contributions to his/her campus community.

Graduate

  • Alan D. and Sherry Epley Award. Preference to students who are graduates of a Carroll County public high school.
  • Anna Marie and Fred Mullen Endowed Scholarship Fund.
  • Band Scholarship.
  • Cynthia Vick Tau Beta Sigma Endowed Memorial Award.
  • Don and Beth King Family Endowed Scholarship. U of A band members. Preference to students majoring in engineering and are of good character.
  • Epley Razorback Marching Band Scholarship. Students with non-music majors.
    • Note: Holders of other major fellowships (Sturgis, Bodenhamer, Honors College Scholarship) and significant university support are ineligible.
  • Lewis E. and Donna L. Epley Scholarship.
  • Max and Kathlyn Woolly Graduate Assistantship.
  • Preston and Kathryn Woodruff Endowed Drum Major Scholarship. Students who are drum majors.
  • Razorback Band Alumni Society Clay Edwards Scholarship. Full-time graduate or undergraduate student in good standing.
  • Razorback Band Endowed Scholarship.
  • Robert M. Smith Endowed Band Scholarship.
  • Weiser Family Engineering Scholarship. Students majoring in engineering, preference to mechanical engineering. Recipient must demonstrate strong leadership skills, a team spirit, good character, and positive contributions to his/her campus community.

Contact:  Marcia Shobe, mshobe@uark.edu, 479-575-4734
Deadline: February 15

Undergraduate                   

  • Schmieding Research Fellowship in Arts and Sciences. Students with interest in gerontology-related fields or the study of aging.  Preference to graduate students. May be used to pay fees required for student participation in programs at the Schmieding center.

Graduate

  • Schmieding Research Fellowship in Arts and Sciences. Students with interest in gerontology-related fields or the study of aging.  Preference to graduate students. May be used to pay fees required for student participation in programs at the Schmieding center.

Contact: Anna Zajicek, azajicek@uark.edu, 479-575-3205
To Apply: Nominations made by Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice faculty.
Deadline: February 15

Undergraduate

  • Bernice Jones Endowed Chair in Community and the Community and Family Institute Scholarship. Preference to students at or near completion of degree work.         
  • Elaine Ogden McNeil Endowed Scholarship.
  • Stephen Stephan Endowed Scholarship in Sociology. Students majoring in sociology, economics, psychology, political science, history, anthropology, or geography.
    • Note: A student may be nominated for this scholarship by any Fulbright College faculty member. Nominations should be directed to the chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice.

Graduate

  • Bernice Jones Endowed Chair in Community and the Community and Family Institute Scholarship. Preference to students at or near completion of degree work.          
  • Elaine Ogden McNeil Endowed Scholarship.

Contact:  Michael Riha, theatre@uark.edu, 479-575-2953
Apply
Deadline: February 15

Undergraduate                   

  • Betty Blyholder Endowed Award. Preference to undergraduate students involved in costume technology, then to undergraduate students involved in costume design, scenic technology, lighting technology, scenic design or lighting design.
  • Carrie Hamilton Memorial Scholarship in Playwriting. Interview, personal statement, or references required.
  • George and Portia Kernodle Unitrust.
  • Laurence Luckinbill Award in Theatre Art. Juniors, seniors, or graduate students majoring in drama [theatre] or students who have pursued other areas of study prior to choosing drama [theatre] or to non-traditional students majoring in drama [theatre].
  • Theodora M. Hallin Scholarship (Dean’s Office). Students majoring in communication or theatre who graduated from Fayetteville High School with minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Preference to students active in theatrical productions or debate, involved in community activities.
  • Wallie B. and Mary Ingalls Drama Scholarship.

Graduate                   

  • Betty Blyholder Endowed Award. Preference to undergraduate students involved in costume technology, then to undergraduate students involved in costume design, scenic technology, lighting technology, scenic design or lighting design.
  • Carrie Hamilton Memorial Scholarship in Playwriting. Interview, personal statement, or references required.
  • Donald and Susan Bobbitt Award in Chemistry and Drama (Dean’s Office). Students in chemistry and biochemistry or drama [theatre].
  • George and Portia Kernodle Unitrust.
  • Laurence Luckinbill Award in Theatre Art. Juniors, seniors, or graduate students majoring in drama [theatre] or students who have pursued other areas of study prior to choosing drama [theatre] or to non-traditional students majoring in drama [theatre].
  • Wallie B. and Mary Ingalls Drama Scholarship.

Contact:  Diane Ogden, dogden@uark.edu, 479-575-5934
Apply: The Study Abroad application serves as application for World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures scholarship application
Deadline: February 15

Undergraduate                   

  • Cecilia Russell Memorial Scholarship. Study abroad scholarship for students studying or majoring in French.
  • Holly Turner Meek Endowed Scholarship. Study abroad scholarship for students studying or majoring in world languages, literature, or cultures.
  • Italian Student Scholarship. Students of Italian descent, students studying or majoring in Italian language, literature, or culture, or students traveling to Italy.
  • Lisa Huffington Duque Award. Study abroad scholarship for students studying or majoring in Spanish.
  • Melissa L. Maddox Endowed Award for Spanish Language and Study Abroad. Full-time students majoring or minoring in Spanish. Preference to students in Fulbright College.

Graduate

  • Cecilia Russell Memorial Scholarship. Study abroad scholarship for students studying or majoring in French.
  • Holly Turner Meek Endowed Scholarship. Study abroad scholarship for students studying or majoring in world languages, literature, or cultures.
  • Italian Student Scholarship. Students of Italian descent, students studying or majoring in Italian language, literature, or culture, or students traveling to Italy.
  • Lisa Huffington Duque Award. Study abroad scholarship for students studying or majoring in Spanish.