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Opportunities: Summer Application Scholarships

Scholarships and Fellowships: Past UACS Recipients

Students at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service are eligible for numerous national awards, scholarships, and fellowships. Listed below are the opportunities that are currently available to students, along with information on eligibility, deadlines, specific contacts for additional questions and follow-up, and any other pertinent information related to the opportunity. Read all eligibility prerequisites carefully, and contact the program or individual providing the scholarship with specific questions.

About Amanda Harris: Amanda Harris was one of the first openly gay students to attend the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service. She graduated in 2009. Before coming to the Clinton School, Amanda studied at the University of Central Arkansas, earning a degree in communication. Amanda was passionate about human rights and work that supported and promoted rights for all people. She also saw great value in grassroots organizing, the inclusion of arts into activism, and civil disobedience. Her work included taking part in the Soul Force Equality Rides, working with a coalition of groups in Brno, Czech Republic to hold the first “Queer Parade” in that city, and serving on the board of the Center for Artistic Revolution (CAR4AR). Amanda was known for her bubbly personality and her “Arkansassiness.” She died in San Francisco, Calif., on September 23, 2016.

Eligibility: Full-time student at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service. Both MPS and Clinton School Online students are eligible. Must have a UACS cumulative GPA of 3.3 or better. The student must be committed to working with a community partner organization on a culminating experience (Capstone) project pertaining to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, particularly efforts related to sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, women’s issues, or grassroots organizing.

Application and Selection: Application is due each year on August 15. A selection committee of UACS staff, alums, and family of Amanda Harris reviews applications and the recipient is notified by September 30.

About Graduate Assistantships: Graduate assistantships may be available in several UACS departments and/or offices including: Admissions/Enrollment, Office of Community Engagement, Center on Community Philanthropy, Clinton School Online, Public Programs, Office of the Dean, River Market, and assisting individual professors. Opportunities vary year to year.

Application and Selection: Students will be emailed during the fall, typically September, and spring semester, typically July, indicating which Graduate Assistantships are available. Within the notification email, supervisors will be listed for each assistantship. Supervisors have discretion over the application and selection process for their available assistantship. There is no formal deadline but typically Graduate Assistantships will be announced within one month of the initial notification. General questions can be directed to Susan Hoffpauir at

Eligibility: Second-year MPS students

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