The Honors Program of the College of Education and Health Professions is proud to showcase recipients of Honors College Fellowships from the University of Arkansas. The fellowships are generous, academically competitive and awarded on merit. The awards are limited to 90 high-achieving incoming freshmen and provide $72,000 in support over four years (and non-resident tuition award, if applicable).  For more information or to apply, visit the Honors College Fellowships page. 

Savannah Busch

Savannah BuschMajor: Public Health (pre-medical focus)

Minors: Spanish & General Business

Plans after graduation: Pursue a career as a physician by attending medical school. I aspire to use my minors in Spanish and Business to serve a wider range of people.

Thesis mentor: TBD

Honors project summary: TBD

Hometown: Fayetteville, Arkansas

Study Abroad Location/year: I travelled on the COEHP Faculty-Led: Health Professions in Ireland- Focus on Inter-Professional Practice trip during the summer of 2019. It was a fun, interactive way to learn about the health care system of another country with knowledgeable faculty and supportive peers. I hope to study abroad in Spain on a Spanish immersion experience during the summer of 2020.

Other Interests: baking, reading, soccer, outdoor activities


Lynae Carlson

Lynae CarlsonMajor: Nursing

Minor: Spanish

Plans after graduation: Undecided, eventually graduate school for a DNP

Thesis mentor: TBD

Honors project summary: TBD

Hometown: Olathe, Kansas

Study Abroad Location/year: Plan to study abroad Summer 2020

Other Interests: Dance (teacher at Art of Motion), Serving kids (Potter's House Academy and Children's Ministry Intern at New Heights Church), Biking, Hiking, Baking


Hannah Butler

Hannah ButlerMajor: Nursing

Plans after graduation: Work in home health

Thesis mentor: TBD

Honors project summary: Plan to research end of life care through a service learning class

Hometown: Siloam Springs, Arkansas

Other Interests: Married with a three month old, hiking, reading



Caroline Crawford

Caroline CrawfordMajor: Nursing

Minor: Sustainability

Plans after graduation: Eventually complete a DNP. I plan to work in community health focusing on endemic health problems as they relate to environmental and social injustice.

Thesis mentor: Dr. Robert Davis

Honors project summary: TBD, likely exploring how emotional intelligence relates to substance use patterns.

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Study Abroad Location/year: Health Teams Abroad in Sweden (2019).

Other Interests: Reading, hiking, working with kids, environmental advocacy


Alex Maldonado-Lopez

Alex Maldonado-LopezMajor: Nursing

Plans after graduation: I plan on becoming a Nurse Practitioner and/or use my B.S.N to pursue Med-School to become a physician, and return to my small hometown which is in desperate need of nurses and doctors who stay for longer than a year. 

Thesis mentor: TBD

Honors project summary: TBD with interest in small-town opioid addiction ethnography.

Hometown: Berryville, Arkansas

Other Interests: Soccer, video-games, NFL, and cooking.