The Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences Scholarship Office communicates with current students via email. Current UofA students receiving Bumpers College scholarships are strongly encouraged to check their University of Arkansas email frequently.


To apply for departmental scholarships, please complete the Bumpers College Scholarship application.  For more information, contact Associate Director of Scholarships Patti Sanders (479-575-2596)

Name of Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements

Ark River Valley Lawn & Garden Show

HORT majors - full time student who is a US citizen with preference to Sebastian County and Crawford County in Arkansas and Sequoyah County and LeFlore County in Oklahoma; award one semester at a time - must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 to receive the spring award

Ark State Golf Assn

Association makes selection and sends check one semester at a time

Ark State Plant Board Plant Science or related major or minor - Junior - min. 2.8 gpa - demonstrate leadership qualities and dedication to the plant sciences field of study.  2 awards selected from applicants attending UAF, UAPB or UAM.  Apply under Separate Applications.

Ark Turfgrass Association

HORT - turf majors. This is a restricted account. Selection by DBCAFLS Scholarship Committee using following: 1) enrolled in Bumpers college and excelled scholastically during high school; 2) US citizen, pref AR resident; 3) enrolled FT Turf and Landscape HORT w/ min. GPA 2.75; 4) has expressed turf interest; 5 ) exhibits positive leadership ability, service orientation and character traits. Spring with a 2.75 GPA earning 12 hrs. (FT) during the Fall semester. If recipient fails, can award unused funds using the same selection criteria noted above. Need will only be a factor when two or more applicants are equal/similar.

Bald Knob Ag Science

Prefer HORT majors but all considered; from Bald Knob or at least White County; incoming freshmen must have at least a 23 ACT; current students must have a 3.0 cum GPA or higher; financial need and extra curricular activities to be considered

Bayer Turfgrass

HORT - Turf major with at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA; must be a U.S. citizen; prefer an Arkansas resident

Bogle, Bob & Marilyn

HORT majors - incoming freshmen or nontraditional with transfer students receiving second priority; 3.0 cumulative GPA; renew up to eight semesters with committee approval at initial amount of award

Bowers, John

HORT major

Brooks, Gunter & Lucille

HORT major - renewable if committee approves; December graduate receives half of original award;

Dedrick, Thomas G. Memorial Scholarship

$500-$1,500 for one academic year for horticulture majors.  Apply under Separate Applications.


HORT majors interested in fruits and vegetables; Jr or Sr; at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA; show financial need; active in college extra curricular activities

Ft. Smith Garden Club

HORT major

Gerber Endowed

Food Science, Vegetable Horticulture, Nutrition/Dietetics majors (preference to students with interest in pediatric nutrition); all levels - four $1,000 scholarships are awarded each year (a department will get two scholarships every 3rd year)

Golf Course Superintendents Association

HORT turf major -

Hall, Nancy Jean

HORT major - Fr, So, Jr, Sr; prefer female from Oklahoma or somewhere other than Arkansas; show financial need; renewable (preference not to keep scholarship from being awarded)

Horticulture Faculty

HORT major -

Moore, James N.

HORT graduate students - MS must have had a 3.25 cum GPA on undergraduate studies and PhD students must have had a 3.5 on master studies. An MS student can also receive the PhD fellowship (continued renewable with a 3.25 GPA for MS; 3.5 GPA for PhD)

N.W. Ark Tomato Growers

HORT Majors


HORT - turf majors

White, John & Trannye

Six equal scholarships - one for each of the following, AEED, BAEG, ENTO, FDSC, HORT, PLPA (amount depends on available funds); need a priority; prefer it not be renewed

2015-2016 Scholarship Applications Currently Being Reviewed.

The Bumpers College Scholarship Committee is currently reviewing all 2015-2016 scholarship applications.  In order to give all applications the attention they deserve, we ask for your patience in waiting for a response.  First round offers to incoming freshmen will begin approximately the week of April 6.  Scholarship offers will continue throughout the summer.  All applicants are encouraged to check their uark email account weekly.

ALL Bumpers College scholarship applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as possible in 2015. The FAFSA is required for many university, college and departmental scholarships.

For more information, contact Patti Sanders (479-575-2596), Associate Director of Scholarships.

Information for Students

  • To apply for Bumpers College and departmental scholarships, click here. 
    • Using the provided résumé template is recommended. (This is a .docx file.)
    • All applicants are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) after submitting the scholarship application.
  • For instructions to accept a Bumpers College scholarship offer, click here.
  • For guidelines to write a thank you letter (if required), click here.  
  • Additional scholarship opportunities may still have open application deadlines. To view some of these opportunities, click the "Scholarships Offered" link below.