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Scholarships and Financial Aid

Scholarships for students seeking rewarding careers involving food, family, or the environment are made possible by generous gifts from many firms and individuals. We greatly appreciate the support of our benefactors. The Bumpers College was able to award more than $650,000 to students last year.

The criteria for these scholarships include academics, financial need, interests, organizational involvement, etc. Because most Bumpers College scholarships are one-year awards, all current and prospective Bumpers College undergraduate students are encouraged to apply each year.  ALL applicants who are U.S. citizens are requested to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as possible each year.

The 2017-2018 Bumpers College Scholarship Application is open!
The scholarship application process is open from January 1-February 15 every year. 
Before applying, please read the instructions on the "How to Apply" tab they will lead you to the application portal. 



For more information, contact Kaitlin Gragnano (479-575-2596), Project Director for Scholarships and External Relations.



The Bumpers College scholarship application will be open

January 1 - February 15


All Current, New Freshman, and New Transfers students are encouraged to apply. 

Student who are changing their major to a major within Bumpers College must do so by February 12 for the purpose of scholarships. This includes incoming students;

Information for Current U of A Students, New Freshmen and New Transfers

  • To apply for Bumpers College-Wide Academic scholarships:
    1. Complete the General Application before February 15, 11:59pm CST.
    2. Complete the Bumpers College Scholarship application by February 15, 11:59 CST. This application will only be recommended to you after you have submitted a complete General Application.
    3. .

Application Instructions

  1. Add scholars@uark.edu to your e-mail address book, as some e-mail servers will block this address. The AcademicWorks system will send emails from this email address. Please check your spam/junk folder if you are not receiving them. You should also add the email address for Kaitlin Gragnano gragnano@uark.edu to your email address book as well
  2. You will need one letter of recommendation. It is highly recommended that you submit your recommendation request on the General Application early so that your recommender will have time to prepare your recommendation. You will be able to go back into AcademicWorks system and update your General Application if you are not ready to fully submit it at that time. Please provide the name and email address of your recommender when prompted on the application. Contact your recommender in advance and let them know that they will receive an automated email from the Academic Scholarship Office (scholars@uark.edu) asking them to submit their recommendation online directly into the application system. All recommendations must be submitted online no later than 11:59 PM on Monday, February 20, 
    • Current U of A Students: Your recommendation in the general section of the application must be from a faculty member, teaching assistant or academic advisor from the University of Arkansas who can speak to your academic abilities and potential.
    •  New U of A Students: Your recommendation may be from someone outside the University of Arkansas.
    • Letter of Recommendation Etiquette:
      1. Make sure you ask your recommender before you submit their information
      2. Be respectful of their time. Give them at least 2 weeks to complete the letter before the deadline.
  3. Prepare a current academic résumé (approximately 2-3 pages; it must be formatted as a .doc .docx or .pdf document) that includes out-of-classroom activities that you have participated in demonstrating contributions to your hometown communities. The academic resume is used to place your GPA into a broader context.
    • A Résumé Template is available to help ensure you include all needed information.
  4. Compose an essay (approximately two pages; there is no style requirement; your essay must be formatted as a .doc .docx or .pdf document) on the following topic:
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education." Please tell us about an educational experience that was significant to you and how it has shaped your ability to think and impacted your character".
  5. Complete Bumpers College Conditional Application
    • NOTE: You will only be directed to Bumpers College specific questions after the main application is completed – this includes uploading your essay, resume, and entering reference contact information.
  6. Continue to the online application portal.  The link is found under item #10. You will be asked to sign in with your UARK ID and password into “AcademicWorks-University of Arkansas” system. In the “AcademicWorks-University of Arkansas” system, you will be able to submit all application materials, save and come back to your application, check the status of your application, and accept any scholarship offers.
  7. ALL students completing The Bumpers College scholarship application are strongly encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as possible.

To accept a Bumpers College scholarship package:

  • We encourage all recipients to use their scholarship offer as confirmation for all appropriate notifications to local news media, educational entities and interested organizations.
  • Aletter of appreciation (if required) written to the listed scholarship donor(s)must be submitted by August 1 to ensure the timely disbursal of scholarship funds.  Please follow the guidelines provided for letters of appreciation.  Funds will only be released to student accounts after all required letters of appreciation are received and approved.
  • By August 1, recipients of new scholarship awards must log in to the Bumpers College Scholarship application to record their intent to accept or decline the scholarship offer. 
    • NOTE:  Current students with renewable Bumpers College scholarships for which this is not the first year of the award do not have to record their intent to continue the scholarship.
    • Student Ambassadors do not have to log in to record their intent to accept their Ambassador scholarship
  • Recipients of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences departmental scholarships will receive a departmental participation form through their uark email.   This form must be completed and returned to the Bumpers College Scholarship Office.
  • All materials should be returned in a single package to:

Bumpers College Scholarship Office

1 University of Arkansas

AFLS E-108

Fayetteville, AR  72701

 

All Bumpers College scholarship offers are made based on the information provided in the Bumpers College Scholarship Application.  To remain eligible for offered scholarships, please note:

  • All scholarship offers are considered “pending” until your eligibility has been confirmed and may be amended or rescinded if your eligibility changes.  Verification of eligibility includes, but is not limited to, verification of a maintained cumulative grade point average and current-year FAFSA information.
  • Unless otherwise stated, scholarship funds will be applied directly to your student account, half per semester, pending confirmation of the stated criteria and provided you are enrolled in a Bumpers College degree program as a full-time undergraduate student with a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester.  Any exceptions to the number of hours required are noted in the scholarship criteria.
  • Bumpers College scholarships and associated departmental scholarships will be withdrawn if you change your major outside the Bumpers College, or if the information provided at the time of application has changed such that you are no longer eligible for a scholarship; or may be adjusted if you receive additional financial aid totaling more than the cost of attendance as defined by the Office of Financial Aid.
  • Departmental scholarships will be withdrawn if you change to a major outside the awarding department.
  • Your spring payment is contingent on your continued full-time enrollment in the same degree program.
  • If you will be graduating in December or do not need full-time hours to graduate in your final, graduating semester, please contact the Bumpers College Scholarship Officeimmediately.
  • By accepting this scholarship package, you agree to have your picture taken by our Communications Department, at a date to be determined, for use by the Bumpers College Scholarship Office and to participate in scholarship activities as your academic schedule permits.

Bumpers College manages both college-level and departmental-level scholarships.  Scholarships based on majors may be also viewed by college department.  The SAME application is used for ALL college-level and departmental-level undergraduate scholarships.

College Level Scholarships

  

Scholarship Name

Eligible applicants must be Bumpers College majors and meet the following criteria:

  

ACACIA Corporation

no additional criteria
  

Bob and Marilyn Bogle Endowed Access Arkansas

Arkansas resident whose estimated family contribution may not exceed $6,000 as verified by FAFSA report, with priority given to students with estimated family contributions of $4,310 or less. Upperclassmen applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.25 or higher.  This scholarship is renewable for four years of undergraduate study as long as student remains eligible.  Students may not have more than five D's throughout undergraduate studies.

  

W. Carroll Bumpers Memorial Access Arkansas

Arkansas resident whose estimated family contribution may not exceed $6,000 as verified by FAFSA report. Upperclassmen applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.25 or higher. This scholarship is renewable for four years of undergraduate study as long as student remains eligible.  Students may not have more than five D's throughout undergraduate studies.

  

Stanley and Charlene Reed Access Arkansas

Must be Arkansas resident whose estimated family contribution may not exceed $6,000 as verified by FAFSA report, with preference given to students from the Delta region and Eastern Arkansas. Upperclassmen applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.25 or higher. This scholarship is renewable for four years of undergraduate study as long as student remains eligible.  Students may not have more than five D's throughout undergraduate studies.

  

Howard and Inez Young Access Arkansas

Arkansas resident whose estimated family contribution may not exceed $6,000 as verified by FAFSA report. Upperclassmen applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.25 or higher. This scholarship is renewable for four years of undergraduate study as long as student remains eligible.  Students may not have more than five D's throughout undergraduate studies.

  

Governor Homer H. Adkins

Arkansas resident

  

AFLS Division of Agriculture Land Grant

Incoming, new freshmen must have a high school grade point average of 3.50 and a minimum ACT of 24.  Transfer students must have completed at least 30 transferable hours with a minimum 3.00 cumulative grade point average.  This scholarship is renewable; recipients must successfully complete 30 credit hours annually and maintain a 3.00 or higher cumulative grade point average.

  

Agriculture Beginning Scholars

Incoming freshmen

  

Robert and Marilyn Alexander Endowed

Financial need and demonstrated academic success.  This scholarship may be renewable with satisfactory progress toward degree completion.

  

T. C. and Ada Anderson

no additional criteria

  

Arkansas Agricultural Consultants Association

Arkansas resident with financial need.  Preference given to juniors and seniors majoring in Crop Science or Horticulture, Landscape and Turf Sciences.

  

Bald Knob Agricultural Science

Resident of Bald Knob, Arkansas or White County, Arkansas with financial need.

  

Boys 4-H House Alumni Association

financial need

  

Gordon R. Brown

Upperclassmen from Lonoke County, Arkansas

  

Bumpers College General

no additional criteria

  

Mr. & Mrs. Cy Carney

Arkansas resident or Bumpers College Student Ambassador

  

College of Agriculture

no additional criteria

  

Daughters of Demeter

Arkansas resident who is a senior with financial need and 3.00 or higher cumulative grade point average

  

The Jim Davis Memorial

no additional criteria

  

DBCAFLS Alumni Society Rising Senior Award

Must have completed 90 credit hours by end of spring semester in which applying with 3.00 or higher cumulative grade point average.  Preference given to demonstrated leadership and campus involvement.

  

Division of Agriculture

no additional criteria

  

Lester Elliott-Ozark Arts & Crafts

Preference given to current or former members of 4-H; first preference to 4-H record book winners

  

Luther W. & Edna L. Estelle

Arkansas resident or born in Arkansas; incoming freshmen should be in top 25% of their class. May be renewable if 2.50 or higher cumulative grade point average is maintained.

  

Joseph F. Fleming

no additional criteria

  

Gamma Sigma Delta

Current sophomore or junior

  

Gamma Sigma Delta - Lippert Ellis

Sophomore with the highest GPA at the end of preceding fall semester who enrolls as a junior in the following academic year.

  

Gamma Sigma Delta - John White

Junior who will be enrolling as a senior the following academic year. Selection based on need (50%), GPA (30%) & leadership & participation (20%).  Alternates between agricultural majors and human environmental sciences majors.

  

Albert & Mary Gartside

no additional criteria

  

J.R. and Phyllis Glasgow Endowed

no additional criteria

  

Ginger and Jack Graham Endowed

Must have completed four semesters.  Financial need.  Preference given to students whose education will be interrupted without financial support.

  

Marvin and Bessie Lawson Scholarship

Nontraditional student with financial need

  

Lucille & Delton V. Maloch

Preference given to children of Cooperative Extension personnel with financial need.  Two scholarships given: one agricultural major and one human environmental sciences major.

  

Olen and Mary McKnight Endowed

Preference given to graduates of Clinton High School, Clinton, Arkansas or residents of Van Buren County, Arkansas.

  

Jane M. Morelock Memorial

Preference given to members of the Junior Angus Association or involvement with 4-H beef projects.  Incoming freshmen must have 3.00 or higher cumulative grade point average.  Current students must have 2.50 or higher cumulative grade point average.

  

Billie E. Parette Memorial

no additional criteria

  

B. C. Pickens Endowed

Preference given to students from Pickens, Arkansas with financial need

  

Joseph F.  Rumsey III

Preference given to dependents of Zero Mountain Employees. Financial need. Minimum 2.50 GPA.

  

Arkansas Farm Bureau Romeo E. Short Memorial

Must have less than $8,000 in confirmed financial support. Incoming freshmen must have 3.00 or higher high school grade point average and ACT score of 22 or higher.  Current students must have 3.00 or higher grade point average.  Scholarship is renewable if students successfully complete 30 credit hours each year and maintain 3.00 or high cumulative grade point average.

  I. Stanley Spencer EndowedPreference given to active or retired military personnel or their children. Graduate of a public high school or a Department of Defense Dependents’ Overseas School. Financial need. Preference shall be given to students who have expressed their intention to return to a family farm upon graduation.
  Spitze Public Policy Legislative Internship AwardInterest in public policy having completed at least one course in political science, law, or public policy. Must be enrolled in a Bumpers College Internship course during the semester the internship is served. Requires separate application.
  

E.E. and Roxie Strang Memorial-Sebastian County Farm Bureau

Upperclassmen from Sebastian County, Arkansas whose parents are members of Sebastian County (Arkansas) Farm Bureau

  

Triangle Insurance Scholarship

Juniors or seniors with agricultural cooperative background with a 2.50 or higher cumulative grade point average

  

Greg Weidemann DBCAFLS Alumni Society Scholarship

Must have completed 90 credit hours by end of spring semester in which applying with 3.00 or higher grade point average.  Preference given to demonstrated college and extracurricular activities.

  

John W. White Award

Juniors

  

Charlie Wieland Memorial Scholarship

members of farm families with financial need

  

Thomas & Hazel Wright Endowed in Agriculture

Agriculture major with financial need and academic merit

Agricultural Business


Name of Scholarship

Eligible applicants must be Agricultural Business majors and meet the following criteria:

AEAB General

No additional criteria

Dabbs Scholars Alpha Gamma Rho

No additional criteria

Fred E. and Mabel Long Delzell Memorial Scholarship

No additional criteria

James T. Edmondson

Undergraduate junior or senior, or graduate student with education emphasis in marketing of agricultural products who has demonstrated leadership potential.

Virgil and Inez Fielder Endowed

Preference is given to incoming freshmen with other undergraduate levels also eligible.  High academic performance and financial need are considered.

Wamon A. Halbrook Endowed Memorial

Preference is given to Arkansas residents.  Demonstrated high academic ability.

Harold and Iva Hicks Endowed

Agricultural Business, Crop Science, Environmental Soil and Water Sciences, and Human Environmental Sciences majors are eligible for this scholarship

Hilliard and Eloise Jackson

One scholarship is awarded to both an Agricultural Business and a Human Environmental Science major each year. Preference is given first to applicants from Crawford or Franklin counties in Arkansas, and second to Arkansas residents

Henry J. Meenen Cooperative

Undergraduate senior or graduate student

The Robert E. Moery Scholarship

Preference is given to applicants from Eastern Arkansas counties with financial need who have a minimum 2.50 cumulative grade point average

J.I. Morgan Grain Merchandising

Undergraduate upperclassmen with demonstrated strong academic record

Martin & Carole Redfern Scholarship in AgribusinessNo additional criteria

Leo J. Sellmeyer Agriculture

Financial need with preference given to applicants with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00

Robert G. F. Spitze Freshman Scholarship

Entering Freshman with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 with evidence of a commitment to pursuing a public service career in some level of government work

Don White Scholarship in Grain Merchandising and Agri Marketing

Evidence of interest in agri marketing by participating in the grain merchandising and marketing program

John W. White Scholarship in Agricultural Economics

Undergraduate sophomore or junior with financial need

The 2017-2018 Bumpers College Scholarship Application is open!
The scholarship application process is open from January 1-February 15 every year. 
Before applying, please read the instructions on the "How to Apply" tab they will lead you to the application portal. 



For more information, contact Kaitlin Gragnano (479-575-2596), Project Director for Scholarships and External Relations.



The 2017-2018 Bumpers College scholarship application will be open

January 1 - February 15, 2017


To apply, complete all of the following steps: 

  • ADD scholars@uark.edu to your e-mail address book, as some e-mail servers will block this address. The AcademicWorks system will send emails from this email address, please check your spam\junk folder if you are not receiving them.
  • COMPOSE an academic resume 
  • COMPOSE the required essay. 
  • CONFIRM at least one reference provider.  You will provide the name and email for your reference in the application; they will respond to an emailed reference request from scholars@uark.edu. Be sure to have your reference add this to their email address book.
    • Incoming freshmen and transfer students may use a reference who is not from the University of Arkansas.
  • COMPLETE the scholarship application found in Item #10 between January 1 and February 15, 2016.
    • NOTE: This application may be saved and edited. 
    • BE SURE to press SUBMIT when completely finished.  Applications must be fully submitted to be considered for scholarships.

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For more information about graduate scholarships and awards, please contact academic departments directly.

 

To accept a Bumpers College scholarship package:

  • We encourage all recipients to use their scholarship offer as confirmation for all appropriate notifications to local news media, educational entities and interested organizations.
  • Aletter of appreciation (if required) written to the listed scholarship donor(s)must be submitted by August 1 to ensure the timely disbursal of scholarship funds.  Please follow the guidelines provided for letters of appreciation.  Funds will only be released to student accounts after all required letters of appreciation are received and approved.
  • By August 1, recipients of new scholarship awards must log in to the Bumpers College Scholarship application to record their intent to accept or decline the scholarship offer. 
    • NOTE:  Current students with renewable Bumpers College scholarships for which this is not the first year of the award do not have to record their intent to continue the scholarship.
    • Student Ambassadors do not have to log in to record their intent to accept their Ambassador scholarship
  • Recipients of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences departmental scholarships will receive a departmental participation form through their uark email.   This form must be completed and returned to the Bumpers College Scholarship Office.
  • All materials should be returned in a single package to:

Bumpers College Scholarship Office

1 University of Arkansas

AFLS E-108

Fayetteville, AR  72701

 

All Bumpers College scholarship offers are made based on the information provided in the Bumpers College Scholarship Application.  To remain eligible for offered scholarships, please note:

  • All scholarship offers are considered “pending” until your eligibility has been confirmed and may be amended or rescinded if your eligibility changes.  Verification of eligibility includes, but is not limited to, verification of a maintained cumulative grade point average and current-year FAFSA information.
  • Unless otherwise stated, scholarship funds will be applied directly to your student account, half per semester, pending confirmation of the stated criteria and provided you are enrolled in a Bumpers College degree program as a full-time undergraduate student with a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester.  Any exceptions to the number of hours required are noted in the scholarship criteria.
  • Bumpers College scholarships and associated departmental scholarships will be withdrawn if you change your major outside the Bumpers College, or if the information provided at the time of application has changed such that you are no longer eligible for a scholarship; or may be adjusted if you receive additional financial aid totaling more than the cost of attendance as defined by the Office of Financial Aid.
  • Departmental scholarships will be withdrawn if you change to a major outside the awarding department.
  • Your spring payment is contingent on your continued full-time enrollment in the same degree program.
  • If you will be graduating in December or do not need full-time hours to graduate in your final, graduating semester, please contact the Bumpers College Scholarship Officeimmediately.
  • By accepting this scholarship package, you agree to have your picture taken by our Communications Department, at a date to be determined, for use by the Bumpers College Scholarship Office and to participate in scholarship activities as your academic schedule permits.

Available Scholarships

For more information, contact Kaitlin Gragnano, Project Director for Scholarships, Development and External Relations (479-575-2596)

Scholarship Name

Eligible applicants must be Poultry Science majors and meet the following criteria:

Richard H. Forsythe

Must have declared Poultry Science major at least one semester prior to applying; strong academic background with strong work ethic and demonstrated leadership ability and professional potential in poultry industry.

Daryle & Peggy Greene

Minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA; incoming freshmen must have minimum high school gpa of 3.50 with a 24 or higher ACT score; incoming transfer students must have completed at least 12 college hours with a minimum 3.25 cumulative gpa.  Recipients must actively participate in at last half of all Poultry Science Club meetings/activities, and are expected to help at least 15 hours at one or more departmental events.

Dr. Grover C. Harris, Jr Endowed

Undergraduate students active in 4-H.

Oliver J. Hubbard Memorial Poultry Science

Financial need; academics within top 10% of declared Poultry Science majors; good work ethic and leadership ability

J.O. Kumpe, Sr.

Preference given to students with expressed interest in poultry product technology and further processing

Talmadge S. Nelson Endowed Scholarship

Junior or Senior standing with minimum 2.75 cumulative grade point average

Poultry Science Alumni Endowed

Sophomore or junior standing with minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50; demonstrated involvement in campus and college groups

PSA '92

no additional criteria

Poultry Science Matching

no additional criteria

Satish Pradhan Memorial Outstanding Graduate Student Award

Graduate student

Henry B. Shreve Poultry Pioneer Endowed

Incoming freshman; acceptable ACT and cumulative GPA scores; financial need to be considered

J. Kirk Skeeles Memorial

Seniors; 3.50 cumulative grade point average, member of Pre-Vet Club in good standing

E. L. Stephenson Poultry

Must be Poultry Science major at least one semester prior to applying; Transfer students must have completed two semesters at UA; Strong academic background; strong work ethic

Randal Tyson Endowed

Must be Poultry Science major at least one semester prior to applying; Transfer students must have completed two semesters at UA; Strong academic background; strong work ethic

James Whitmore in Poultry Science

no additional criteria

Other Scholarships and Financial Aid

 

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