Scholarships & Fellowships

For more information, contact Patti Sanders (479-575-2596)

Undergraduate Scholarships

Name of Scholarship Eligibility Requirements
Paul & Irma Boyer, Scholarship

Preference to students with expressed interest in pest management or related areas. Financial need will also be a factor. A full- time student (12 credit hours) who must earn a 2.5 GPA during the first semester in order to receive the second semester payment. Failing to do so, the recipient is still eligible for the payment in the third semester if he/she improves the cumulative GPA to 2.50 or better after the second semester. An annual award that is not renewable.

Lloyd O. and Ruby P. Warren, Scholarship

Recipient must be United States resident with a preference to Arkansas residents. This Scholarship can be granted annually to an undergraduate student in Entomology (major or minor). Undergraduates must be full-time students that have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours in the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences with a minimum GPA of 2.75. It is desired that funds awarded to a recipient/s shall be for all yearly tuition costs to be divided over the fall and spring semesters. Graduate students must have completed at least 12 graduate hours with a GPA of 3.25 or better. The Scholarship is presented in honor of Dr. Lloyd O. and Mrs. Ruby P. Warren. Dr. Warren is professor emeritus in the Department of Entomology and former Director of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station.

Awards, Scholarships & Fellowships

Scholarship and Fellowship Criteria >>


Departmental Student Awards

Distinguished Lecture Series

Regional Student Awards

S. E. Branch Master's Student Award
Student paper competition, annual Southeastern Branch meeting, Entomological Society of America (ESA).

Kirby L. Hays Award 
Awarded annually to the outstanding M.S. student in the Southeastern Branch, ESA.

Outstanding Poster Award 
Student poster presentation, Annual Southeastern Branch meeting, ESA (M.S. or Ph.D.).

Robert T. Gast Award 
Student paper competition, annual Southeastern Branch Meeting, ESA

National Student Awards

John Henry Comstock Award 
Presented annually to the outstanding student in each branch of the ESA. All ESA award packages are assembled by the Departmental Awards, Scholarships, Fellowships Committee. Interested students should contact the chair of the Committee to obtain eligibility requirements and submission deadlines.

The Entomological Society of America

The Entomological Society of America has numerous awards available to graduate students that are described at the website ( All ESA award packages are assembled by the Departmental Awards, Scholarships, Fellowships Committee. Interested students should contact the chair of the Committee to obtain eligibility requirements and submission deadlines.

Congratulations to our 2014-2015 Bumpers College scholarship recipients!!!

Current Bumpers College scholarship recipients are encouraged to RSVP for the annual Scholarship Luncheon scheduled for October 24, 2014.  To RSVP, click the Scholarship Luncheon link in the box to the right.

The 2015-2016 Scholarship Application will be available in early January 2015 and will have a February 15, 2015 deadline.  Please note that an essay will again be required, along with at least one electronic letter of recommendation.  ONLY COMPLETE APPLICATIONS will be considered eligible for scholarship consideration.  ALL Bumpers College scholarship applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as possible in 2015.

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

Information for Students

  • To apply for Bumpers College scholarships
    • Note to students:  The Bumpers College Scholarship Application serves as the application to multiple scholarships, including the Arkansas Seed Dealers Association Scholarship, the Delta Classic Scholarship, and the AFLS Division of Agriculture Land Grant Scholarship.  After completing the application, be sure to REVIEW THE OPPORTUNITIES OFFERED ON YOUR LOGIN PAGE.  We recommend checking this page more than once as we work with a new software system.
    • Read the INFORMATION about the new scholarship application process
    • Only the Delta Classic Scholarship remains open after February 15, 2015, 11:59pm CST
    • Periodically review the "Opportunities" section of the application, for scholarships requiring additional information.
  • If you have been offered a Bumpers College scholarship click for instructions on ACCEPTING your scholarship offer. 
  • Some scholarships require thank you letters be written before funds will be disbursed.  Click for GUIDELINES on writing thank you letters to scholarship stewards.
  • Additional scholarship opportunities may still have open application deadlines.  To view some of these opportunities, click the "Scholarships Offered" link below.