The Department of Food Science offers scholarships to incoming freshmen, transfer students and current students ranging from $500-$1500 for the academic year. Communication about scholarship announcements and deadlines are sent via-email.

The Food Science departmental scholarship are awarded through the Bumpers College Scholarship Application.   


Name of Scholarship CRITERIA 
Brooks, Jim "J. B." Preference to FDSC graduate student specializing in fruits/vegetables.  Then given to well qualified undergrads who have done or plan to do work with frutis/vegetables.
Food Science General  FDSC majors
Gerber Endowed Food Science, Vegetable Horticulture, Nutrition/Dietetics majors (preference to students with interest in pediatric nutrition); all levels - 4 $1,000 scholarships are awarded each year  (a department will get 2 scholarships every 3rd year)
Kattan, Ahmed A. FDSC undergraduates;can be more than one scholarship per year
McKee Corporation No restrictions, may be awarded from Freshman to Graduate students.
Sharp, Carolyn & Roy FDSC majors - show academic excellence & financial need
Steele, Joe & Gretchen FDSC major
FDSC Alumni FDSC major
White, John & Trannye Six equal scholarships - one for each of the following, AEED, BAEG, ENTO, FDSC, HORT, PLPA (amount depends on available funds); need a priority; prefer it not be renewed

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.