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Opportunities: Multiple Application Deadlines

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 the Hope Fund: The Hope Fund is available for students working on their Practicum, IPSP and Capstone projects. It is designed to support small donations of goods for high-need organizations and/or populations associated with Clinton School field partners. These funds are not meant to fund your fieldwork directly, but are meant to support identified needs of your partner organization.

Application and Selection: There are three application deadlines each year: April 1, August 1, and December 1. Applications are reviewed by a three-person UACS committee and approved by the Dean. Typically, determination is made within one to two weeks of the submission date. Questions can be directed to Tiffany Jacob at tljacob@clintonschool.uasys.edu.

Eligibility: In order to access these funds, you must submit a short proposal via the Hope Fund Proposal Form which requires the following information:

• Name of the student requesting the funds
• Name of the community partner organization and contact information
• Details about what will be purchased and how it will be used
• A short description about the need for this purchase
• A budget – include quantities, specific items costs, and shipping expenses if they are needed

Founded to commemorate the life and work of Lauren Remedios, the Lauren T. Remedios Foundation is committed to investing in the service, passion, and development of students enrolled in the Clinton School’s MPS program. Scholarships are available to fund MPS students during IPSP, Capstone, and in cases of hardship.

About Lauren Remedios: Lauren was the embodiment of public service. Her charismatic charm and her love for others catalyzed the uniquely deep bonds of her Clinton School class's community. Lauren served the Clinton School in countless ways as a student and alumna, even serving a term on the UACS Alumni Board before she tragically passed away. In the spirit of giving back to the organizations and people who Lauren loved, her husband, Craig Seager, launched the Lauren T. Remedios Foundation, starting with a focus of providing supplemental funding for current MPS students. There are currently three scholarships available:

International Public Service Project Scholarship

About: This scholarship offers supplemental funding of up to $3,000 towards the International Public Service Project
Timeline: Application opens April 15, application due May 15, recipients announced June 15
Eligibility: Clinton School students planning to complete IPSP during the summer semester following the application closing date
Selection: Lauren T. Remedios Foundation selection committee will review applications and make a selection
Application: Apply directly through the Foundation website

Capstone Project Scholarship

About: This scholarship awards funding up to $2,000 towards the Capstone Project
Timeline: Application opens July 15, application due August 15, recipients announced September 15
Eligibility: Clinton School student planning to complete a Capstone project during the current academic year
Selection: Lauren T. Remedios Foundation selection committee will review applications and make a selection
Application: Apply directly through the Foundation website

Second-Year Student Scholarship

About: This scholarship is only available to second-year students who are in need of financial assistance for an unforeseen or unexpected hardship. This scholarship provides funding up to $5,000.
Timeline: Application opens July 15, application due August 15, recipients announced September 15
Eligibility: Second-year Clinton School student
Selection: Lauren T. Remedios Foundation selection committee will review applications and make a selection
Application: Apply directly through the Foundation website

About Dr. Christina Standerfer: Christina Standerfer (Ph.D., University of Colorado) is Professor Emeritus of Communication and former Faculty Director of the Office of Community Engagement at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service.

Standerfer served as a 2012-13 Fulbright Lecturing Scholar at University Marin Barleti in Tirana, Albania. During her time in Albania, she worked with U.N. Women and the U.S. Embassy delivering workshops and reports on public speaking, policy debate, conflict transformation, and effective advocacy. She has over 20 years of experience developing and presenting workshops, research, and reports on volunteer recruitment, community capacity building, networking, and effective communication skills.

Application and Selection: There are two application deadlines each year: September 15 and February 15. After a student applies, the student's faculty adviser is asked to comment on the consistency of the application with the student's professional development. The Dean of the Clinton School makes the final funding decision, generally within two weeks of the preceding application deadline.

Eligibility: The event for which the student applies for funding must take place after the application deadline by which the student is applying, while the student is enrolled in good standing at the Clinton School, and before the student graduates from the Clinton School. Students may apply to the fund multiple times while enrolled at the Clinton School. For more information, contact Dr. Robert Richards at rcrichards@clintonschool.uasys.edu

The University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service is proud to partner with Peace Corps through the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program, a graduate fellowship program that offers financial assistance to returned Peace Corps Volunteers.

About the Fellowship: All Fellows complete internships in underserved American communities, allowing them to bring home, and expand upon, the skills they learned as Volunteers. These skills in adapting to new cultures, developing and managing projects, dealing with language barriers, and leveraging limited resources attract the attention of prospective schools. Since the inception of the Coverdell Fellows Program, nearly 4,000 returned Volunteers have participated in the program and made a difference across the country.

Application and Selection: No additional application for the fellowship is required. The Clinton School will award up to five tuition scholarships ($8,000 each) to Coverdell applicants who are admitted to the Clinton School. A graduate assistantship may be available in the Fellow’s second year. The scholarship will be noted in an admitted student’s acceptance letter, and will be credited to an enrolling student’s account by September of their fall enrollment semester. Additionally, each Coverdell Fellow will receive up to a $4,000 stipend for their summer International Public Service Project.

For information: Contact Alex Thomas, Director of Enrollment, at (501) 683-5228 or at aethomas@clintonschool.uasys.edu.

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