Fellowships

You're a start up junkie – and you've got a good idea. Or maybe you're interested in developing cleaner fuels to help heal our planet. 

To support top students in achieving their goals, we offer generous, competitively-awarded fellowships. Each year, up to 90 new freshmen receive fellowships that provide up to $72,000 in support over four years.

These awards may be applied towards tuition, room and board, and fees, and may also be used to support other expenses such as study abroad, undergraduate research projects and travel to conferences. Fellows are expected to live in Hotz Honors Hall and engage with the honors community during their first year at the university. Students who are offered a fellowship can request a waiver from the Dean of the Honors College if they wish to live in another residence hall.  

Fellowship applicants are also considered for the university's new freshman scholarships. To learn more about the application process, students should read our fellowship application checklist, which also includes FAQs we typically get from applicants.

The fellowship application will be used to determine the awarding of the following fellowships:

Honors College Fellowship

  • $18,000 per year
  • All academic majors considered
  • Minimum 32 ACT or 1430 SAT*
  • Minimum 3.80 high school GPA (weighted)
  • Strong academic curriculum and performance
  • 70-80 offered each year

Bodenhamer Fellowship

  • $18,000 per year
  • All academic majors considered.
  • Minimum 32 ACT or 1430 SAT *
  • Minimum 3.80 high school GPA (weighted)
  • Strong academic curriculum and performance
  • Demonstrated leadership
  • 5-6 offered each year

Sturgis Fellowship

  • $18,000 per year
  • Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences majors
  • Minimum 32 ACT or 1430 SAT*
  • Minimum 3.80 high school GPA
  • Strong academic curriculum and performance
  • Demonstrated service and community involvement
  • Intellectual curiosity/creative pursuits
  • 4-5 offered each year

Boyer Fellowship

  • $18,500 per year
  • Walton College of Business majors
  • Minimum 32 ACT or 1430 SAT*
  • Minimum 3.80 high school GPA from an Arkansas high school
  • Strong academic curriculum and performance
  • Demonstrated leadership and initiative
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Offered periodically
  • Administered by the Sam M. Walton College of Business

* Please note that the minimum test scores for fellowship eligibility are composite scores, not superscores.

Student in lab

"For my honors thesis, I'm making a catalyst that can convert nitrogen to ammonia, which is used in fertilizer. The project grew out of my first study abroad trip, to Mozambique, where the focus was on sustainable agriculture. The goal is to lower the energy barrier for the reaction, so that it's more sustainable. Working with my mentor, Dr. Beyzavi, has definitely prepared me for a future career in research."

Anthony Azzun
biochemistry