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  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, January Intersession, Spring, Summer
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  • Restrictions: U of A applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year U of A Application Deadline U of A Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/01/2017 10/15/2017 TBA TBA
NOTE: Deadlines: October 1st at 11:59 PM* for Spring study/internship; Summer Internships with Walton Partners in Brazil and Panama (Faculty recommendations due by Oct. 8 at 11:59). Walton awards will be decided after Honors College determines their awards.
January Intersession 2018 10/01/2017 10/15/2017 TBA TBA
NOTE: Deadlines: October 1st at 11:59 PM* for the January intersession Community Development program in Vietnam (Faculty recommendations due by Oct. 8th at 11:59. Walton awards will be decided after Honors College determines their awards.
Summer 2018 02/01/2018 03/01/2018 TBA TBA
NOTE: Priority Deadline: December 1st at 11:59 PM* for Summer study/internship (Faculty recommendations due by Dec. 8 at 11:59 PM). Final Deadline: February 1st at 11:59 PM* for Summer study/internship (Faculty recommendations due by Feb. 8 at 11:59). Walton awards will be decided after Honors College determines their awards.
Program Description:

Overview

Through the Global Engagement Office (GEO), the Sam M. Walton College of Business offers competitive scholarships and funding for study abroad and international internship experiences. Award decisions are based on merit and financial need. Merit is defined as a 3.0 GPA minimum—the higher the better and financial need as determined by FAFSA and/or the case made for financial need in the essay.

Walton Students are considered for:

  • Thomas F. and Donna McLarty Endowed Study Abroad Scholarship
  • Joseph A. Ziegler Study Abroad Award
  • Maclay Family International Award
  • Jim & Pat McClain International Scholarship
  • Global Engagement Funding for Study Abroad & International Internships

Walton Honors Students are considered for:

  • George and Charlene Edwards Honors College International Experience Endowment Scholarship (joint with Honors College)
  • Julia Peck Mobley Honors College International Experience Endowment (joint with Honors College)
  • Maclay Family International Award
  • Jim & Pat McClain International Scholarship
  • Global Engagement Funding for Study Abroad & International Internships

Application Deadlines

October 1

  • Spring Study Abroad / Internships
  • Summer Internships with Walton Partners in Brazil and Panama
  • January Intersession Community Development in Vietnam
  • December 1

  • Summer Study Abroad / Internships (priority deadline for early decision)
  • February 1

  • Summer Study Abroad / Internships
  • Fall Study Abroad / Internships
  • Eligibility

    Only 1 funding application per academic year is permitted. Note that the application process for a study abroad program or international internship is completely separate. Applications for study abroad/international internship scholarships outside of Walton College can be found on theOffice of Study Abroad Scholarships page. Please contact the Global Engagement Office with questions: global@walton.uark.edu or 479-575-4765.

    All Applicants:

    Eligible students must be 1) an officially declared business major or minor and 2) enrolled in credit hours to be considered for this award and 3) enrolled in at least one credit hour at the time of the award.

    Note: Students on academic probation are not eligible for funding from the Walton College.

    Walton Students:

    Attending a workshop offered by the Global Engagement Office and the Business Communications Center (located in WCOB 118 and formerly the Walton Writing Center) is highly recommended.

    Walton Honors Students:

    Walton Honors Students may be eligible for study abroad grants from the Honors College and MUST apply for an Honors College study abroad grant to be considered for study abroad funding from the Walton College. Walton awards will be decided after Honors College determines their awards.

    Note: Students who receive funding from the Honors College generally will not receive funding from Walton College except in extenuating circumstance.

    Honors applications are available online at:

    http://honorscollege.uark.edu/current-students/study-abroad-grant/index.php

    Attending a workshop offered by the Global Engagement Office and the Business Communications Center (located in WCOB 118 and formerly the Walton Writing Center) is highly recommended. The workshop will cover tips for the Honors College grants and Walton College funding.

    Award Amount(s)

    Varies

    Requirements for Recipients

    Recipients must submit a thank you via the Walton College’s on-line system and complete an acceptance form agreeing to stated expectations. Expectations vary slightly per funding sources. We also ask that students contribute to helping students study abroad after graduation.

    Additional Information

    Faculty Recommendation

    For the required recommendation, please provide the UARK username of a WALTON COLLEGE faculty member (someone you have had in class). The faculty member will be sent an email with a link to a survey to complete on your behalf. The faculty deadline is one week following application deadlines. Be sure to follow up with your recommender.

    Contact Information

    Susan Anders
    Assistant Dir of Global Engagement
    Walton College of Business
    479-575-4765
    sanders@uark.edu