Bumpers College Tops $1 Million in Scholarship Funding for First Time




Abby Taylor

Over the last five years, 70 percent of students who apply and complete the application process have been offered at least one scholarship.

The Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences has reached a milestone by offering more than $1 million in scholarships for the first time.

According to Project Director for Scholarships, Development and External Relations Heather Parks, the college and its nine units made $1,035,000 million in scholarship funding available to students for 2021-22.

A total of 576 scholarships were offered to 368 different students. On the college level, the Dean’s Office offered 204 scholarships to 185 students worth more than $352,000.

“We are so excited to be able to provide this support to our students,” said Dean Deacue Fields. “We want to do everything we can to make it possible for students to get here, find their degree and career path, stay here, and earn that degree. The number of scholarships offered, the total amount they are worth and the average per scholarship help us reach and assist a lot of individuals and families. Thank you to all of our friends and donors who make this possible. Your support is making an impact.”

Over the last five years, 70 percent of students who apply for Bumpers College scholarships and complete the application process have been offered at least one scholarship.

The average amount of each scholarship offered is approximately $1,700. Students across the college who apply for scholarships are offered an average of $2,500 in total funding from Bumpers College.  

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.

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