Scholarships and Financial Aid

We understanding that paying for college can be a stressful topic. All incoming and current CSES students should complete the University of Arkansas general scholarship application and the Bumpers College general application. The scholarship application cycle opens Jan. 1 and closes Feb. 15 of every year. Please visit the Bumpers College Scholarship page to learn more about the application process.  

The Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences awards more than $200,000 annually to our undergraduate students.  This is in addition to scholarships awarded by the college. See our departmental scholarships below:


Five scholarship renewal points must be earned during the fall semester for your Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences scholarship to be disbursed in the spring semester.  The department offers multiple opportunities to earn scholarship points.

Scholarship Award Names:

Eligible applicants must be Crop Science or Environmental, Soil and Water Sciences majors, students and meet the following criteria:

C. Roy Adair - Agronomy Senior (must have completed 90 hours); Upper fourth of class; Financial need
Robert W. Anderson Preference to freshmen with interest in plant protection, pest management, entomology or weed science
Dr. James L. Barrentine Endowed 2.50 or higher cumulative grade point average; Preference to (in order) freshmen or transfer students from Eastern Arkansas, freshmen or transfer students, upperclassmen
R.P. & Mildred E. Kline Bartholomew Memorial 3.00 or higher cumulative grade point average; Financial need
Paul & Irma Boyer Financial need; Preference to interest in pest management; 2.50 grade point average required first semester to receive second semester funds.
Caviness Endowed Upperclassmen; 3.00 or higher cumulative grade point average; Collegiate extracurricular activities; Preference to interest in plant breeding
Jacob Coleman Memorial Endowed 2.75 or higher cumulative grade point average; Preference to Arkansas residents
Sherman D. Cullum Sr. Upperclassmen; May be renewed
Eddie Davis Preference to upperclassmen
Delta Classic 2.75 or higher (3.00 or higher preferred) cumulative grade point average; Academic performance; Community involvement; Financial need
Arkansas Envirothon Scholarship In-coming freshmen on the winning state Envirothon team during senior year of high school; Recipient must complete 12 hours with 2.0+ GPA in fall to receive spring funds
Fontaine Richard Earle Endowed Upperclassmen; Preference to interest in existing species/environment/agricultural economy interaction
Harold & Iva Hicks Endowed May also consider Agricultural Business, Human Environmental Sciences and Entomology majors
Dale A. and Wilhelmina S. Hinkle Juniors or seniors with emphasis in environmental science
Clifford Bruce Jacobs Endowed Agricultural Graduates of DeWitt or Gillett high schools in Arkansas; 2.50 minimum grade point average; Renewable
Dr. and Mrs. J.O. Legg Character; Industriousness; Scholastic achievement
Sam Offutt Memorial Scholarship in Agronomy Upperclassmen must have 3.00 or higher cumulative grade point average; Incoming freshmen must have high grade point average and minimum 24 ACT score
Wayne E. Sabbe-Arkansas Plant Food Association Endowed 3.00 or higher cumulative grade point average; Preference to upperclassmen; Preference to Arkansas residents; Preference to financial need; Agricultural Business majors may also be considered
Tanner Thompson Shuck Memorial Endowed Scholarship Sophomore, junior or senior student majoring in ESWS in CSES; Preference to 1. Students who have graduated from Arkansas high schools, 2. Students with demonstrated financial need, 3. Students who excel in the classroom and have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA, and 4. Students who demonstrate community engagement and volunteerism; Renewable for students who meet the above criteria and remain in good academic standing.”
Charles A. Stutte Memorial no additional criteria
Lyell and Marcell J. Thompson Endowed Upperclassmen who contribute to diversity; Preference to 3.00 or higher cumulative grade point average; Preference to Arkansas residents; May be renewable
Bobby R. Wells Memorial Upperclassmen; Academic merit
White River EPA no additional criteria
Harvey A. York and John O. York Plant Breeding Outstanding junior; Plant breeding concentration (not bio-tech)


American Society of Agronomy Graduate and Undergraduate scholarships
Arkansas Agricultural Consultants Association  
Arkansas Association of Professional Soil Classifiers James L. Gray & E. Moye Rutledge Scholarship Be at least in their second year of study at an accredited college or university in Arkansas; Soil science (or related) major; 2.75 or higher cumulative grade point average; Contact Dr. Kristofor Brye
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Conservation Scholarship  
Arkansas Society of Professional Sanitarians  
Arkansas Environmental Federation  
Garden Club of America  
Mark and Theresa Gentry Land and Water Scholarship Undergraduate and graduate students of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, who are studying land and water resources management, or related areas. Email for application. More information available.
Razorback Chapter Soil and Water Conservation Scholarship (NRCS) Email for information and application.


Nancy and Neill Sloan Endowed Graduate Master-level graduate students; Entomology and Plant Pathology majors also considered
Spooner Scholar Award Two or more graduate semesters completed; Academic record; Leadership
Ron & Alice Talbert Endowed Weed Science Studying weed science; Innovative scientific initiative; Outstanding academic record