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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

University of Arkansas' Coleman Warren Selected as 2022 Rhodes Scholar

Coleman Warren, an honors industrial engineering and political science senior, has just been named a 2022 Rhodes Scholar for graduate study at Oxford University in the United Kingdom.

Two U of A Students named 2022 Goldwater Scholars

Juniors Mary Jia and Joseph Roll were named among the newest Goldwater scholars, and each will receive a scholarship of up to $7,500 from the Barry Goldwater Scholarship Foundation.

Three U of A Students Recognized by Udall Scholarship Foundation

Three U of A students have been recognized by the Morris K. and Stewart L. Udall Scholarship Foundation for their commitment to environmental sustainability or policy related to Native American nations.

U of A Senior Earns Top Fellowship From National GEM Consortium

U of A senior Chloë Benton has been named a 2022 GEM Ph.D. Engineering and Science Fellow by the National GEM Consortium.

NSF Recognizes 10 U of A Students and Recent Alumni

Six University of Arkansas students — two graduate students and four recent alumni — received Graduate Research Fellowships this year from the National Science Foundation.