Office of distinguished Scholarships
For more general information on any of the nationally-competitive fellowships or scholarships listed on this page, please contact Dr. Jason Warnick. In most cases, endorsements from Arkansas Tech University are necessary for students' applications to proceed. The deadlines for scholarships and fellowships do vary slightly from year to year, but the dates listed do give some indication of the timing of applications. Specific campus contact information is also included for each award. Numerous other grants and scholarships not listed below are also available for post-graduate study.
Dr. Jason Warnick
1509 North Boulder Avenue
Russellville, AR 72801
Phone: (479) 356-2005
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program: Fulbright Grants for Research/Study and Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship
Graduate study or research in over 100 foreign countries, generally for one year.
Fulbright grants differ by country in the amount of funding awarded, but most provide
round-trip transportation, language or orientation courses (where appropriate), tuition,
books, maintenance for one academic year, and limited health and accident insurance.
Requires an institutional endorsement.
Arkansas Tech University Deadline: October 1
Web site: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/
The United States Rhodes Scholarship Program
The Rhodes Scholarship funds 2-3 years of post-graduate study at Oxford University
in England. It is awarded to outstanding students from around the world, including
from the United States. The criteria are high academic achievement, integrity of character,
a spirit of unselfishness, respect for others, potential for leadership, and physical
vigor. Requires an institutional endorsement.
Arkansas Tech University Deadline: Late August
Web site: www.rhodesscholar.org
The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Program
The Goldwater Scholarship is available to outstanding juniors or seniors towards their
pursuit of careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering and to foster
excellence in those fields. Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for tuition,
fees, books, and room and board, up to $7,500 total. Students must be in the upper
one-fourth of their class.
Approximate Arkansas Tech University Deadline: Nomination process begins early Fall Semester
Web site: www.act.org/goldwater
The Morris K. Udall Foundation Fellowship Program
The Udall Fellowship provides awards of up to $5,000 to juniors and seniors in fields
related to the environment and to Native Americans. Consideration is given to the
student's field of study and the extent to which that individual has the commitment
and potential to make a significant contribution to his or her field.
Approximate Arkansas Tech University Deadline: Early March
Web site: www.udall.gov
The Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship Program
The Gilman Scholarship provides awards for US undergraduates who are receiving federal
Pell Grant funding up to $5,000 to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.
Approximate Deadlines: October 1 (for spring) and early April (for fall)
Web site: www.iie.org/gilman
The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Program
The Truman Scholarship is awarded to college juniors with exceptional leadership potential
who are committed to careers in public service. Past service and a clear plan for
future work as a “change agent” are necessary for pursuit of the Truman. Students
must be in the upper one-fourth of their class to be nominated by the College.
Approximate Arkansas Tech University Deadline: Early November
Web site: www.truman.gov
The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship Program
The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding
young people who have an interest in pursuing a career in the Foreign Service of the
U. S. Department of State. This program encourages the involvement of members of minority
groups and those with financial need. The Rangel award contributes towards tuition,
room, board, books and mandatory fees for completion of a two-year master's degree.
Approximate Arkansas Tech University Deadline: Mid-January
Web site: www.howard.edu/rjb/rangelprogram.htm
The Marshall Scholarship Program
Two years of study at any British university leading to a British university degree.
Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree
in the United Kingdom. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate
level at an UK institution in any field of study. Applicants should have a GPA of
3.7 or higher. Requires an institutional endorsement.
Arkansas Tech University Deadline: Late August
Web site: www.marshallscholarship.org
The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans provides opportunities for continuing
generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their
chosen fields. Eligible applicants must be 30 years of age or younger, enrolled in
a full-time graduate program in the 2017-2018 academic year, and either immigrants,
naturalized US citizens, green card holders or DACA recipients. The Fellowship supports
30 New Americans—immigrants and children of immigrants—who are pursuing graduate school
in the United States. Each Fellow receives up to $90,000 in funding.
Arkansas Tech University Deadline: Mid-October
Web site: www.pdsoros.org