Scholarships and Financial Aid

The 2019-2020 Bumpers College Scholarship Application is open!
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 Heather Parks (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 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 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.


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 July 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


  • 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.


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


  • You will receive your reviewed letter of appreciation via email from 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


Scholarships for students in agriculture and human environmental sciences are made possible by generous gifts from many firms and individuals. The criteria for these scholarships include academics, financial need, interests, organizational involvement, etc.

By completing the online Bumpers College scholarship application, you will be considered for all of the following scholarships except those requiring a Separate Application.

Scholarship Name

Eligible applicants must be majors within the School of Human Environmental Sciences (specific majors noted as applicable) and meet the following criteria:

Ethel Owen Adair Completed 3rd year of college; Upper class quartile; Financial need
Lucile Bates Cobb Beling no additional criteria
Flossie Boles Endowed Home Economics Preference to students from rural background and financial need; Additional preference to students involved with 4-H
Beatrice S. Bryson no additional criteria
Carnall Hall Alumni Hospitality Innovations majors; 2.50 or higher cumulative grade point average
Hazel Owen Dahms Juniors and Seniors majoring in Apparel Merchandising and Product Innovations
Jo P. and Bill T. Dalton Endowed Residents of Washington, Benton and Franklin counties in Arkansas
Virginia Ferguson Memorial Active member of Phi Upsilon Omicron
Food, Human Nutrition and Hospitality Hospitality Innovations majors
Gerber Endowed Scholarship in Pediatric Nutrition & Food Science

Preference to students studying in food related fields with an emphasis on pediatrics;  Food Science and Human Environmental Sciences majors

Irma Fitch Giffels Scholastic talent; Financial need
Rebecca Sholley Gifford Memorial Juniors and Seniors active in Phi Upsilon Omicron;
Bobbye Jo Shepherd Halbrook Memorial Completed at least two years of college credits; Human Development and Family Sciences majors with Child Development concentration
Harold and Iva Hicks Endowed Agricultural Business, Crop Science, and Human Environmental Sciences majors
Hilliard and Eloise Jackson Arkansas residents; Agricultural Business or Human Environmental Sciences majors; First preference to residents from Crawford or Franklin counties in Arkansas
Juanise Scoggin Johnson Memorial no additional criteria
J.L. and Virginia P. Lancaster Endowed Preference to upperclassmen; Preference to financial need
Inez Meadors McNeal Juniors or Seniors; Human Development and Family Sciences majors with Child Development pr Birth through Kindergarten concentrations
Xzin McNeal Endowed 2.50 or higher cumulative grade point average
Murphy Foundation Endowed Indicated career in culinary arts; 3.00 or higher cumulative grade point average; Preference to NWACC culinary graduate; Food Science majors also considered
Lorena Petermann Neumann Home Economics Upperclassmen; Scholastic merit; Financial need
Eula M. Noyce Endowed Juniors or Seniors; Human Development and Family Sciences majors
Emily-Jane Parette Memorial Human Nutrition and Hospitality Innovations majors; Financial need; Preference to students who contribution to the diversity of the student body
Inez Sitton Endowed no additional criteria 
Hazel Taylor Spitze Freshman Scholarship Human Development and Family Sciences majors; Incoming freshmen with a 3.00 or higher grade point average
Anna Pearl Rose and Martin Stevens Stauber, Sr. Endowed Non-traditional students
Manila and Alfred Taylor Entering freshmen or undergraduates returning after two years of interruption to studies; Interest in public service career; 3.00 or higher grade point average
John W. White Scholarship in Home Economics Sophomore or Junior; Financial need
Other Scholarships and Financial Aid