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:
    • You must be a full-time graduate student at the time of application with a declared degree area anchored in Fulbright College
    • If awarded the Sturgis International Fellowship, you must continue to be enrolled as a degree-seeking graduate student for the duration of the award

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

Application

The application deadline is Friday, March 5, 2021:

  • By Friday, March 5, at 4:00 p.m.:
    • Complete the online application through the Hogs Abroad portal, found HERE
      • Online application includes:
        • Supplemental questionnaire
        • Support letter from host institution or school
        • Preliminary budget
        • 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 must submit letters of recommendation in support of your application. (Faculty should submit their letters of recommendation directly to Mary Ellen Hartford at mhartfo@uark.edu)

 

By Wednesday April 7th, winning fellows will be selected and notified. Finalists and fellows are chosen by the selection committee. Winners must formally accept the award and submit a final budget to Mary Ellen Hartford (mhartfo@uark.edu) no later than Friday April 30, 2021.

 

Award Amount: $15,500

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

 

Kirstin Erickson

Director, Fulbright College Honors Program

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