Ten UA Students Earn Sturgis Fellowships

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Ten University of Arkansas freshmen have been awarded Sturgis Fellowships to the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences.

The UA considered 20 finalists, from across the country and Arkansas, before it narrowed the selection down to 10 scholarship winners.

Recipients include - Ben Austrin-Willis of St. Louis; Haley B. Beverburg of Springdale; Sarah G. Black of Royal; Rebecca K. Claus of Tower City, N.D.; Edward A. Corcoran of Mena; Diana M. Dunn of Maben, Miss.; Iris A. Ferguson of Fayetteville; Sarah M. Gilbert of Mountain View; Kristina G. Partrick of Fort Smith and John L. Rowton of Rector.

The Sturgis Fellowship is made possible by an $8,000,000 endowment from the Roy and Christine Sturgis Charitable Trust to the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences.

Each Sturgis Fellow receives $48,000, $12,000 per year, and provides every student with one of the most prestigious scholarships offered by any university in the country - providing for tuition, room, board and discretionary funds for computers, musical instruments, professional journals, trips to conferences and travel abroad during junior year.

Former Sturgis Fellows have graduated from the U of A and gone on to win highly competitive awards like the Rhodes Scholarships and Marshall Fellowships. Many have even pursued graduate studies at some of the most prestigious schools in the nation.

This year’s award recipients are as follows -

First Name

Last Name

City

State

High School

Ben

Austrin-Willis

St. Louis

Missouri

Phillips Exeter Academy

Haley

Beverburg

Springdale

Arkansas

Springdale High School

Sarah

Black

Royal

Arkansas

Lake Hamilton High School

Rebecca

Claus

Tower City

North Dakota

Maple Valley High School

Edward

Corcoran

Mena

Arkansas

Mena High School

Diana

Dunn

Maben

Mississippi

Mississippi School for Math and Science

Iris

Ferguson

Fayetteville

Arkansas

Fayetteville High School

Sarah

Gilbert

Mountain View

Arkansas

Mountain View High School

Kristina

Partrick

Fort Smith

Arkansas

Southside High School

John

Rowton

Rector

Arkansas

Arkansas School for the Math and Science

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