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 
Administration 200
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 
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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 
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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
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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
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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)
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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
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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
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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
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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 
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