Sturgis International Fellows

With gratitude to the Roy and Christine Sturgis Educational Trust

Qualifications at the time of application: 

  • Be a current degree-seeking graduate or undergraduate student in Fulbright College.
  • Have a record of high academic achievement and outstanding leadership.
  • Undergraduate students must be:
    • A full-time student with a declared major in Fulbright College
    • A rising junior or rising senior in the Fulbright College Honors Program
    • Pursuing a career with international emphasis
    • Graduate students must be:
      • A full-time graduate student at the time of application with a declared degree area anchored in Fulbright College

Funding:

  • Intended to support longer-term study of a semester or more (at least four continuous months outside of the U.S.)
  • Up to ten Sturgis International Fellowships are available each year
  • Funding shall pay for expenses that may include, but not be limited to:
    • Tuition and/or fees to the University of Arkansas.
    • Fees associated with preparing for international travel such as obtaining a passport or immunizations.
    • Tuition and/or fees to an international host institution, organization, or family.
    • Expenses associated with the international travel assignment including transportation, housing, and personal expenses abroad.
    • Expenses associated with an internship or research project including foreign or domestic travel, destination housing, and personal expenses.
    • Any equipment approved in the budget becomes the property of the University of Arkansas

Apply:

The application deadline is Wednesday, March 1, 2017:

  • By Wednesday, March 1, 4:00 pm, hard-copy submissions, Old Main 517 (for travel beginning between July 1 and December 31), submit:
    • Application Cover Page
    • Résumé, not to exceed two pages
    • Current University of Arkansas transcript
    • Two essays:
      • A project proposal not to exceed 1000 words
      • A personal statement not to exceed 500 words
    • Two faculty letters of recommendation
    • Support letter from host organization or school
    • A preliminary budget for the project proposal
      • Enrollment of at least 3 credit hours per term for duration of project
      • $200 Study Abroad Service Fee
      • Overseas health insurance and emergency travel assistance
      • Passport & visa costs
  • By April 1, winning fellows will be selected and notified. Finalists and fellows are chosen by the selection committee. Winners will be asked to accept the award and submit a final budget by Friday, April 28.

Award Amount: $15,000

For further information, contact:

Office of Study Abroad and International Exchange
McNaily House
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701
479-575-7582
studyabr@uark.edu

Sidney Burris

Director, Fulbright College Honors Program

517 Old Main
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701
479-575-2509
sburris@uark.edu

Final applications must be submitted in hard-copy only to Old Main 517.