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Opportunities: Summer Application Scholarships

Scholarships and Fellowships: Past Recipients

Clinton School of Public Service students are eligible for numerous national awards, scholarships, and fellowships. 

Beginning with the Fall 2023 enrollment cycle, the Clinton School is more than tripling the number of scholarship opportunities available to enrolling students. Enhanced cost-of-living stipends are also available. To learn more, schedule a video chat with the admissions team.

Listed below are specific 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 Amanda Harris: Amanda Harris graduated from the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service in 2009. Before coming to the Clinton School, Amanda studied at the University of Central Arkansas, earning a degree in Communication. Amanda’s passion was human rights and dignity for all people, and she knew the value and power of grassroots organizing, the inclusion of arts into activism, and civil disobedience. This passion was manifested in her work that included being an organizer for and participant in one of the first Soul Force Equality Rides that visited colleges throughout the Southeast to encourage policies affirming the identities of all students and staff. To complete her international public service at the Clinton School, Amanda worked with a coalition of groups in Brno, Czech Republic to hold the first “Queer Parade” in that city. She also served on the board of Center for Artistic Revolution (CAR4AR), an organization that focused on activism through creative endeavors to connect people with the purpose of securing equal rights and fair treatment for all Arkansans. Amanda was known for her engaging personality, her “Arkansassiness,” and her affirmation that her “queer self and Southern self” were big parts of who she was. Amanda died in San Francisco, Calif., on September 23, 2016.

Eligibility: Full-time student at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service. Both MPS and Clinton School Online students are eligible. Must have a UACS cumulative GPA of 3.3 or better. The student must be committed to working with a community partner organization on a culminating experience (Capstone) project pertaining to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, particularly efforts related to sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, women’s issues, or grassroots organizing.

Application and Selection: Application is due each year on August 15. A selection committee of UACS staff, alums, and family of Amanda Harris reviews applications and the recipient is notified by September 30.

About Graduate Assistantships: Graduate assistantships may be available in several UACS departments and/or offices including: Admissions/Enrollment, Office of Community Engagement, Center on Community Philanthropy, Clinton School Online, Public Programs, Office of the Dean, River Market, and assisting individual professors. Opportunities vary year to year.

Application and Selection: Students will be emailed during the fall, typically September, and spring semester, typically July, indicating which Graduate Assistantships are available. Within the notification email, supervisors will be listed for each assistantship. Supervisors have discretion over the application and selection process for their available assistantship. There is no formal deadline but typically Graduate Assistantships will be announced within one month of the initial notification. General questions can be directed to Susan Hoffpauir at

Eligibility: Second-year MPS students