Funding and Program Cost
The department offers a limited number of 12-month assistantships each year. The number of positions available depends on the number of funded students who are graduating. The assistantship pays the tuition of the funded student plus a monthly stipend in exchange for 20 hours of work responsibility. The typical stipend is currently $16,000. The stipend amount can be higher depending on individual student merit.
Graduate assistantship positions are awarded and managed by the department you are enrolled. These positions may involve teaching, research, or administrative support. To qualify, students must be admitted into the Graduate School and accepted into a degree program.
Our assistantships are competitive. Therefore, applicants must put forth full effort when applying and turn in materials promptly after being admitted into the graduate school.
How to Apply for an Assistantship
You can complete the Graduate Assistant Application and upload it in the Graduate School application portal.
Awards, Fellowships, and Scholarships
Competitive research fellowships are available to new graduate students enrolling in the Department of Entomology. Program of study can be in any area of entomology.
Doctoral Academy Fellowships and Distinguished Doctoral Fellowships
The Graduate College offers two different fellowship programs: Doctoral Academy and Distinguished Doctoral Fellowships. A well-qualified candidate will be nominated for the appropriate fellowship by the Department. Currently, the DDF is $22,000 per year over four years totaling $88,000. The DAF is $12,000 per year over four years totaling $48,000.
Awards, Fellowships, and Scholarships specific to the Dale Bumpers College of Agriculture, Food and Life Sciences, and the Department of Entomology
|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
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