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


  • 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


The application deadline is Thursday, March 1, 2018:

  • By Thursday, March 1, 4:00 pm, submit the following materials in both hard cop and PDF form, 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 2, 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 27.

Award Amount: $15,000

For further information, contact:

Office of Study Abroad and International Exchange
McNaily House
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701

Kirstin Erickson

Director, Fulbright College Honors Program

517 Old Main
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701

Final applications must be submitted in both hard-copy and digital format. Hard copies should be delivered to the Fulbright Honors office 517 MAIN. All digital files should be compiled into a single PDF copy and sent to Mary Ellen Hartford  Students will not have possession of their letters of recommendation; please ask faculty members to send their letters of recommendation directly to Mary Ellen Hartford.