Scholars & Fellows

Boren Fellowship

The Boren Fellowship is funded by the National Security Education Program, and provides up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an international and language component to their graduate education. Boren Fellowships allow specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency, often in less commonly taught languages like Arabic, Chinese, Russian, etc. Applicants should plan a program that lasts between 12 weeks and 24 months, and be able identify how their projects and future academic and career goals will contribute to US national security, though this is be broadly defined.

Clinton School Recipients:  Sean O’Keefe ('14), John Delurey ('14), Megan Grubb (‘20)

Cisneros American Dream Fellowship

The American Dream Fellowship is sponsored by the Cisneros Center in an effort to expand opportunities available to new Americans in Northwest Arkansas and eventually communities across the country. American Dream Fellows will participate in a 13-month process of training and helping their host community develop plans to better integrate new immigrants. A special focus will be paid to emphasizing the urgency of education to families.

Clinton School Recipients: Jacob Perry ('14), Jessica Boyd ('14)

Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellowship 

The Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellowship provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to serve in professional placements in a foreign government ministry or institution in partner governments. Fulbright-Clinton Fellows build mutual understanding and contribute to strengthening the public sector while gaining hands-on public sector experience. The Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship also includes an independent academic study/research component.

Clinton School Recipient: Josh Visnaw ('14)

Global Health Corps Fellowship 

The Global Health Corps (GHC) believes that health is a human right, and is on a mission to build the movement for health equality. GHC pairs fellows with organizations who require innovative solutions to increase the health of their communities. Through this process, young professionals work to empower communities, organizations, and governments to bring positive change. Though GHC is health-focused, the program requires professionals with a wide variety of skills. Thus, GHC accepts fellows from all sectors who align themselves with the GHC leadership practices.

Clinton School Recipient: Nicole Maddox ('14)

Hillary Rodham Clinton/McLarty Global Fellowship

The Hillary Rodham Clinton/McLarty Global Fellowship provides funding for one graduate of the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service to pursue a year of research at the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security.

Clinton School Recipients: Mara D’Amico ('14), Anna Applebaum ('15), Yvonne Quek ('17)

Kathryn Davis Fellows for Peace

The Fellows for Peace program provides funding for aspiring and experienced peacemakers to study for a summer at Middlebury Language School in Vermont or the Monterey Institute of International Studies in California. The program offers courses in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. The fellowship covers tuition, room and board for a summer.

Clinton School Recipients: Mattea Fleischner ('15), Anna Applebaum ('15), Thato Masire ('16)

Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund

The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (MMMF) awards grants to women from developing and middle-income countries to further their education and strengthen the professional and leadership skills they need to improve the lives of women and children. Currently the MMMF manages education grants programs in three regions; US/Canada, South Africa and Latin America. Education grants are awarded to women from developing and middle-income countries who, upon completion of their degrees, intend to return to their countries and work to improve the lives of underserved women and children.

Clinton School Recipient: Florence Mueni ('16)

McLarty Global Fellowship/Vital Voices

This fellowship provides funding for a semester of policy initiatives with Vital Voices in Washington, D.C.

Clinton School Recipients: Anna Applebaum ('15), Tshering Yudon ('15), Jennifer Guzman ('16), Michelle Perez ('16), Arjola Limoni ('17), Yvonne Quek ('17), Mollie Henager (’18), Emily Smith (’18), Christine McCall (’19), Marina Giannirakis (’19), Brady Ruffin (’20), Andrea Zekis (’20)

Mitchell Scholarship

The Mitchell Scholarship is offered by the US-Ireland alliance, which is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building a relationship between the US and Ireland. The Mitchell Scholarship offers postgraduate students the opportunity to study for a year in either Ireland or North Ireland. The goal of the program is to connect tomorrow’s leaders with the Island of Ireland, and to foster scholarship, leadership and commitment to community and public service.

Clinton School Recipient: Ivanley Noisette ('11)

P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship

P.E.O. is a sisterhood founded in 1869 by seven students at Wesleyan College. Since then, the organization has grown to include nearly a quarter of a million members that work to make a difference in the lives of women all over the world. The P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship provides funds for women who are not citizens of the U.S. or Canada to pursue graduate study in the U.S. or Canada.

Clinton School Recipients: Tshering Yudon ('15), Florence Mueni ('16), Olajumoke Joyce Ajayi ('16), Georgia Genoway ('16)

Presidential Management Fellowship

The Presidential Management Fellowship is a leadership development program created over thirty years ago by Executive Order. Fellows have the opportunity to work in a single Federal agency. Fellows will also receive a salary and benefits, 160 hours of classroom training on leadership, management, policy, and other topics, challenging work assignments with feedback, at least one 4-6 month developmental assignment, potential for promotions and career ladders, and a certificate of completion which permits immediate conversion to a permanent or term position. 

Clinton School Recipients:  Emily Fischer ('10), Fernando Cutz ('12), Kate Cawvey ('12), and John Vollertsen ('13)

Rotary Foundation Global Grant Fellowship

The Rotary Foundation Global Grant Fellowship support large international activities with sustainable, measurable outcomes in Rotary's areas of focus. Grant sponsors form international partnerships that respond to real community needs, such as humanitarian projects, scholarships for graduate-level academic studies, or vocational training teams.

Clinton School Recipients: Arjola Limani ('17) and Demas Soliman ('17), Darlynton Adegor (’18), Vinay Raj (’18), John Mensah (’19), Izehi Oriaghan (’19)

Past Scholars and Fellows

Heifer International/Clinton School Fellowship

Clinton School Recipients: Christine Sumner ('13), Lauren Remedios ('14), and Matt Devlin ('15)

Peacework /Clinton School Fellowship

Clinton School Recipient: Jessi Rice ('12)

Clinton School Speaker Series
Inspiring Ideas Into Action.

The Clinton School Speaker Series not only enhances the education of Clinton School students, but also provides a venue for the public to engage in intellectual discussions on the issues of the day.