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Opportunities: Prospective Student 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 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 of $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 (sent by mail, by April 1) 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.

More Information: Contact Alex Thomas, Director of Admissions, at (501) 683-5228 or at

About: AmeriCorps members are eligible for a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award after successful completion of a service term. The award can be used to pay for college or vocational school, to pay back qualified student loans, or in some cases can be transferred to children or grandchildren. The dollar amount of a full-time education award is tied to the maximum amount of the U.S. Department of Education's Pell Grant. AmeriCorps members may earn up to the value of two, full-time education awards and have seven years from the date they receive the award to use it.

Application and Selection: While a number of AmeriCorps alumni may be admitted in a given admission cycle, each year the Clinton School offers up to five single-match scholarships of AmeriCorps Education Awards (AEA) to well-qualified admitted MPS applicants. In order to be considered for one of these limited single-match scholarships, an admitted AmeriCorps alum must have an eligible AmeriCorps Education Award that has not yet been used. Students who have already used their AmeriCorps Education Award are not eligible to be considered for one of the five matching scholarships. However, please note that any admitted AmeriCorps alumni, even those not eligible to be considered to the AEA match, will be considered for standard Clinton School scholarship eligibility for the MPS degree program, along with all other admitted Clinton School applicants. AmeriCorps alumni who receive one of the matching scholarships will be notified in their MPS admission decision letter.

More Information: Contact Alex Thomas, Director of Admissions, at (501) 683-5228 or at

About the Rotary Foundation Global Grant: Since the program started in 2015, nearly $400,000 in scholarships have been awarded to Clinton School students. The grant sponsor is Rotary District 6150, which includes parts of central and northeast Arkansas, and District Governor Nancy Leonhardt in cooperation with 12 Rotary Districts in the United States.

Application and Selection: Admitted students who are international citizens can be considered for the Rotary Foundation Global Grant. The Clinton School Admissions Office will choose two admitted applicants based on the overall strength of their application and service record in April, and will work with them on their respective process of separately applying for the Rotary Grant during the months of April through June. The two admitted international students will be notified that they are selected to apply to Rotary in April, and will receive a funding decision from Rotary by July.

More Information: Contact Alex Thomas, Director of Admissions, at (501) 683-5228 or at

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