Financial Aid and Scholarships

The 2017-2018 Bumpers College Scholarship Application is now closed!
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.
  • A letter 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. Letter Guidelines can be found at the bottom of this page.
  • 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-202
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 Office immediately.
  • 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.

Letter Guidelines

STEP 1 - COMPOSE YOUR LETTER OF APPRECIATION:

  • Letters of Appreciation must:
    • NOT include your address or date
    • Be TYPED
    • Have 1” margins
    • Do not create stationery that includes the college or university logos. Only blank paper or non-college stationery will be accepted.
    • Be one page in length
    • Single-spaced with double spacing between paragraphs
    • Do not indent the first lines of paragraphs
    • Use a 10pt or 12pt font (Times New Roman preferred)
    • Be error free (spelling, grammar, correct college name, correct scholarship name, and correct donor)
    • Note the college name is: Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences or Bumpers College
  •  Follow this format:
    •  Salutation – “Dear name” – Donor first names are not included in the salutation.
    • Paragraph 1 – Express your appreciation to the donor for your financial assistance through the scholarship. INCLUDE the CORRECT, FULL name of the scholarship (See award letter). DO NOT include the scholarship value; instead, use a general thank you for this “generous gift,” “wonderful scholarship,” “much appreciated assistance,” or a similar phrase.
    • Paragraph 2 – Tell the donor about you. What year you are at the UofA (incoming freshman, new transfer student, junior, etc.), your major, your hobbies, other interests. New freshmen include what high school you are graduating from and in what activities you have been involved.
    • Paragraph 3 – Tell about your future plans: what career you want to pursue, if you want to study abroad, or if you want to earn an advanced degree
    • Paragraph 4 – Thank the donor again. Let them know how important this scholarship is, and if you hope to help future students through scholarship donations after you begin your career.
    • Closing and Name – Leave enough blank space for your signature to be placed between the closing and your typed name.

STEP 2 - SUBMIT YOUR LETTER FOR REVIEW:

  • Email your letter as a .doc or .docx attachment to Kaitlin Gragnano, Project Director for Scholarships and External Relations By May 1st

STEP 3 - SIGN and MAIL YOUR LETTER:

  • You will receive your reviewed letter of appreciation via email from Bumpschl@uark.edu. Within one week, print your reviewed letter on 8 ½” x 11” plain paper.
  • Sign this copy with blue or black ink 
  • Bring the signed letter to the Bumpers College Deans' Offices in AFLS E202, or mail the signed letter to:

                                                     Bumpers College Scholarship Office
                                                     1 University of Arkansas, AFLS E202
                                                     Fayetteville, AR 72701


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 Agribusiness No 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