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

Abby Taylor

Over the past five years, 70 percent of students who have applied and completed the application process have been awarded at least one scholarship.

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

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

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

“We are very excited to be able to provide this support to our students,” said Dean Decio Fields. “We want to do everything we can to enable students to get here, find their degree and career path, stay here, and get that degree. The number of scholarships offered, the total amount you deserve and the average for each scholarship helped us get there a lot. From individuals and families and their help. Thank you to all our friends and donors who made this possible. Your support makes an impact.”

Over the past five years, 70 percent of students who applied for a Bumpers College scholarship and completed the application process were awarded at least one scholarship.

The average amount for each scholarship 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: The College of Bumpers provides life-changing opportunities to position and prepare graduates to be leaders in businesses related to food, family, environment, agriculture, sustainability and the quality of human life; Who will be the first choice candidates for employers looking for leaders, innovators, policy makers and entrepreneurs. The college is named after Dale Pampers, the former Arkansas governor and longtime US 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 Tweet embed and Instagram at BumpersCollege.

About the University of Arkansas: As the premier institution in Arkansas, U of A provides an internationally competitive education in more than 200 academic programs. Founded in 1871, U of A contributes more than $2.2 billion to the Arkansas economy by teaching new knowledge and skills, entrepreneurship, career development, and discovery through research and creative activity while providing training for professional disciplines. The Carnegie Endowment ranks the U of A in the top 3% of US colleges and universities with the highest level of research activity. US News & World Report U of A ranks among the best public universities in the country. Find out how U of A is working to build a better world at Arkansas Research News.

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