Fellowships

As an Honors College student, you can do more than just write papers and take tests. You could discover a new method of producing biofuels, write an original novel or play, or travel to Africa to help serve the needs of isolated populations.

To help our top students achieve 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, with extra semesters of funding available for academic programs with degree plans longer than four years. For in-state students, a fellowship can be combined with scholarships from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education. For out-of-state students, a fellowship can be combined with the New Arkansan Non-Resident Tuition Award.

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.

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