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The Office of Nationally Competitive Awards provides fellowship and grant information and support to University of Arkansas students and recent graduates, helping them build the strongest application possible with the intent of accomplishing goals including securing graduate funding, studying abroad, and gaining professional experience. To explore award opportunities, search our listing in the Fellowship and Scholarship Directory in the left-hand menu.

We assist students with a number of awards, including the Goldwater, Marshall, Truman, Gates Cambridge, Udall, NSF, and Rhodes Scholarships.

Our students received nearly $2 million in nationally competitive awards last year.

We seek to inform students as early as their freshman and sophomore years about specific opportunities. We also collaborate with campus faculty and staff to identify potential student scholars, and provide information and recognition to students through workshops and events.

Awards News

Middle East Studies Student Wins Nationally Competitive Scholarship

Christopher Cowan, a senior honors student at the University of Arkansas, earned a nationally competitive scholarship to take part in the Summer Arabic Language and Media program in Manah, Oman.

Two University of Arkansas Honors Students Named Truman Finalists

University of Arkansas students Ryann Alonso of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Sam Harris of Damascus were recently named finalists for the 2016 Harry S. Truman Scholarship.

U of A Students Earn Summer 2017 Gilman Scholarships

Five University of Arkansas undergraduates have been named early award winners of Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to fund education abroad opportunities in the summer 2017 semester.

U of A Students Named Finalists for Nationally Competitive Fellowships

Autumn Lewis, a recent University of Arkansas honors graduate, and Madeline Meier, a current honors senior, are both finalists for nationally competitive fellowships to study in the United Kingdom.

Fulbright Student Awarded National Geographic's Young Explorer Grant

Mary Alice Fancyboy, a junior in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded the National Geographic Society's Young Explorer's Grant.

U of A Honors Student Receives Prestigious Schwarzman Scholarship

Danielle Neighbour, a University of Arkansas Honors College Fellow and senior civil engineering major, has been named one of this year’s Schwarzman Scholars.