Scholarships & Funding Opportunities
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.
Note: This program is currently paused for the 2022-23 academic year.
About Vital Voices: Through leadership development and innovative training programs around the world, Vital Voices works to expand roles of women in generating economic opportunities, increasing political participation, and protecting human rights. Its Global Leadership Network of women in 182 countries represents the vital voices of our time. Its mission is to identify, invest in, and bring visibility to extraordinary women around the world by unleashing their leadership potential to transform lives and accelerate peace and prosperity.
Eligibility and Fellowship Information: Second-year MPS students in good standing are eligible to apply for this opportunity to learn about monitoring and evaluation and gain experience in applied research as well as current, pressing global women’s issues and international women’s advocacy. Detailed project information is provided with the call for applications. Vital Voices supports and encourages professional development, engagement, and learning opportunities for the scholars that are driven by their unique background, skills, knowledge, and interests. The scholar is responsible for travel, housing, and other expenses. Vital Voices will provide work space and equipment. Its professional staff will offer an orientation to Vital Voices programs, project supervision, and mentoring. In the past, scholars have led workshops, organized events, and hosted brown bag sessions for Vital Voices staff.
Application and Selection: Applications are due in early January and selections are announced in early February. To apply, email a current resume and cover letter to Leaundra Sanders at firstname.lastname@example.org. Two scholarships are awarded each year. Selected students must be able to complete the fellowship in Washington, D.C., during their second-year fall semester.
The Clinton School Speaker Series not only enhances the education of Clinton School students, but also provides a venue for the public to engage in intellectual discussions on the issues of the day.