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 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 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 Bumpers College scholarship application will be open
January 1 - February 15

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

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.

Application Instructions

  1. Add 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 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 ( 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:
    • Topic announced in December
  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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.

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.

Name of Scholarship

Eligible applicants must be Entomology majors and meet the following criteria:

William J. and Eloise F. Baerg Travel Award

Must present a research paper or poster at an annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America or one of its branches

John S. Heiss Fellowship

Completed minimum of 12 credit hours; 3.50 or higher cumulative grade point average; Demonstrated aptitude for and interest in research; May be awarded consecutive years

Isely Entomology

Focus in Plant Protection/Pest Management; Outstanding academic performance; Evidence of significant contribution to research; Publication record

Charles G. Lincoln Fellowship

M.S. recipients must have completed B.S. degree with 3.25 or higher cumulative grade point average; Ph.D. recipients must have completed M.S. degree with 3.50 or higher cumulative grade point average; Demonstrated outstanding academic, research and teaching potential

Jacob R. and Carol D. Phillips

Preference to research on integrated pest management or closely related topic

Lloyd O. and Ruby P. Warren Scholarship

United States residents with preference to Arkansas residents; graduate students must have completed at least 12 credit hours with 3.25 or higher cumulative grade point average