College-wide Academic Scholarships


The 2017-2018 Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences Scholarship Application will be open January 1 - February 15, 2017. Before applying, please read the instructions below.

Current undergraduates, graduates, new freshmen, and new transfers - applying for Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences College-Wide Academic scholarships now use the AcademicWorks University of Arkansas system.

Applications MUST be completed by February 15, 2017. Only COMPLETE applications will be considered eligible for scholarship consideration.

ALL students completing a Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences College-Wide Academic scholarship application are strongly encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as possible in 2017.

Information for Current U of A Students, New Freshmen and New Transfers

  • To apply for Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences College-Wide Academic scholarships:
    1. Complete the General Application (above) before February 15, 2017, 11:59pm CST.
    2. Complete the Fulbright College Scholarship program specific application by February 15, 2017, 11:59 CST. This application will only be recommended to you after you have submitted a complete General Application.
    3. Students will begin receiving notifications after spring semester grades are released (by June 1st).

Application Instructions

  1. Add to your e-mail address book, as some e-mail servers will block this address. The AcademicWorks system will send emails from this email address. Please check your spam/junk folder if you are not receiving them. You may also add to your email address book.
  2. You will need one letter of recommendation. It is highly recommended that you submit your recommendation request on the General Application early so that your recommender will have time to prepare your recommendation. You will be able to go back into AcademicWorks system and update your General Application if you are not ready to fully submit it at that time. Please provide the name and email address of your recommender when prompted on the application. Contact your recommender in advance and let them know that they will receive an automated email from the Academic Scholarship Office ( asking them to submit their recommendation online directly into the application system. All recommendations must be submitted online no later than 11:59 PM on Monday, February 20, 2017.
    • Additional requirement for currently enrolled U of A students only:
      1. The recommendation must be from a faculty member, teaching assistant or academic advisor from the University of Arkansas that can speak to your academic abilities and potential. Letters from individuals that do not meet this requirement, such as work place supervisors, resident assistants, or individuals not associated with the University are strongly discouraged and may not be considered. 
  3. Prepare a current academic résumé (approximately 2-3 pages; it must be formatted as a .doc.docx or .pdf document) that includes out-of-classroom activities that you have participated in demonstrating contributions to your hometown communities. The academic resume is used to place your GPA into a broader context. Please read the Tips for Creating a Résumé for guidance on preparing your academic résumé as well as reviewing a suggested format here
    • Additional requirement for currently enrolled U of A students only:
      1. Your academic resume should include out-of-classroom activities that you have participated in during your college career, demonstrating contributions to the University of Arkansas, northwest Arkansas, or your hometown communities.
      2. Only include relevant high school information that would support your work or continued history of service during your college career.
  4. Compose an essay (approximately two pages; there is no style requirement; your essay must be formatted as a .doc .docx or .pdf document) on the following topic: Eleanor Roosevelt once said, "One thing life has taught me: if you are interested, you never have to look for new interests. They come to you. When you are genuinely interested in one thing, it will always lead to something else." What interests have come to you during your academic career, and how will they carry with you after your graduation from the University of Arkansas?
  5. Compose additional Fulbright Scholarship Essay: In addition, for the Fulbright College Scholarship program specific application, please complete a brief essay (300 words or less) on one of the topics listed: (a) What are your career goals after completion of your education? Expand on why you chose that specific career. (2) What academic goals would you most like to accomplish at the University of Arkansas? (3) Please describe your greatest personal, academic or leadership accomplishment to date: Describe any significant obstacles you have to overcome to achieve this. + Writing Support is a free on campus resource that you can use to assist in drafting your essay.
  6. Continue to the online application portal. You will be asked to sign in with your UARK ID and password into “AcademicWorks-University of Arkansas” system. In the “AcademicWorks-University of Arkansas” system, you will be able to submit all application materials, save and come back to your application, check the status of your application, and accept any scholarship offers.
  7. Please do not submit any application paperwork to Fulbright College Dean’s Office.  All pieces of the scholarship application will be submitted online unless specifically noted.

For more information, contact Associate Director of Scholarships, Carl Riley (479-575-5219)

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


  • Augustus C. and Margaret B. Jennings Endowed Scholarship
  • Barbara Ann Zuber Endowed Scholarship
  • Bunn and Louise Bell Endowed Scholarship
  • Clay Edwards Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  • David R. and Marsha L. Crittenden Endowed Scholarship
  • Dean Robbin C. Anderson Scholarship
    With gratitude to Richard B. Anderson, Charles W. Anderson and Robbin Brice Anderson
  • Dr. Carl and Peggy Johnson Family Scholarship
  • Dr. Marion A. Steele Memorial Scholarship
  • Frances Greer and Herman Harrison Hankins Endowed Scholarship
    With gratitude to Stuart W. Hankins, C. Harrison Hankins, Herman H. Hankins, Gayle Hankins Anderson, Wally Anderson and Joada Hankins Huff
  • Fulbright College International Experience Award
  • Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences Scholarship
  • Guerdon D. Nichols Scholarship
    No application is necessary, an outstanding student will be nominated by the Fulbright College Scholarship Committee.
  • Italian Student Scholarship
  • J.E. and Judy McDonald Scholarship
  • J. Fred and Polly W. Livingston Endowed Award
  • J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences Scholarship and Internship
  • James Victor Spencer, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
    With gratitude to James V. Spencer, III
  • Judith Ann McAdams DeRoeck Endowed Scholarship
  • Lee Williams Fellowship in Public Service. Graduating seniors admitted to Masters in Public Service degree program at the Clinton School of Public Service.
  • Luther W. and Edna L. Estelle Scholarship Trust Fund in Arts and Sciences
  • Patrick M. Travis Endowed Scholarship
  • Theodore A. Stroud Fund for Arts and Sciences
  • Trenton Lee Faith II Endowed Scholarship


  • James H. Yowell Graduate Teaching Award
  • University Dissertation Scholarships