Scholarship Application Period Open in Bumpers College, Help Desk Sessions Scheduled

Micayla Blair

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – For U of A students in the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences, the scholarship application period for 2020-21 is open and there's a good chance applicants will receive an award.

For students with questions about scholarships or the application process, two help desk sessions have been scheduled to provide assistance.

The scholarship application period for next year opened on Jan. 1 and closes Feb. 15.

To support students, Experience Bumpers College: Scholarship Help Desk sessions are set for Friday, Jan. 31, 2-4 p.m., and Tuesday, Feb. 4, 11-1 p.m. in the AFLS Building atrium. Members of the college's Student Services group will be available to answer questions regarding academic resumes, quality submissions and FAFSA, and offer tips on applying for college and departmental scholarships.

Bumpers College offers approximately 500 scholarships each year worth more than $800,000. Each scholarship awarded is worth an average of approximately $1,500.

According to Heather Parks, Bumpers College project specialists for scholarships, development and external relations, more than 75 percent of students completing the application process received at least one scholarship last year.

For a list of scholarships and how to apply, go here.

About the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences: Bumpers College provides life-changing opportunities to position and prepare graduates who will be leaders in the businesses associated with foods, family, the environment, agriculture, sustainability and human quality of life; and who will be first-choice candidates of employers looking for leaders, innovators, policy makers and entrepreneurs. The college is named for Dale Bumpers, former Arkansas governor and longtime U.S. senator who made the state prominent in national and international agriculture. For more information about Bumpers College, visit our website, and follow us on Twitter at @BumpersCollege and Instagram at BumpersCollege.

About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 academic programs. The university contributes new knowledge, economic development, basic and applied research, and creative activity while also providing service to academic and professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Arkansas among only 2.7 percent of universities in America that have the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Arkansas among its top American public research universities. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas comprises 10 colleges and schools and maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes personal attention and close mentoring.

Contacts

Robby Edwards, director of communications
Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences
479-575-4625, robbye@uark.edu

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