College and Departmental Scholarships

The following college and departmental scholarships are available to both entering and currently enrolled students at the University of Arkansas. Complete addresses and phone numbers of the colleges, schools, or departments listed below may be found in the respective college or school sections of this catalog.

Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design

The Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design offers a limited number of scholarships at various amounts to entering freshman in any of the degree programs offered by the School. Several scholarships are renewable annually to the recipient who maintains all the requirements of the scholarship.

Many upper level scholarships are available to continuing students. Applications are available in the fall, and recipients are selected in the spring for the following academic year. Find out more information about the Fay Jones School's scholarship applications.

Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences

The Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences offers many outstanding scholarship opportunities. For comprehensive information about these awards, call 479-575-5219 or visit the Fulbright College's scholarships page.

Three college-wide scholarships merit special attention: Through the Sturgis Fellowship Program, Fulbright College offers premier scholarships worth $70,000 over four years to exceptionally talented students with the intellectual potential to become future leaders in society. In addition, all honors students are eligible to apply for research and study abroad funding through the Sturgis Grants Program. For information or an application, contact the Director of Honors Studies at 479-575-2509.

The King Fahd Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies offers substantial four-year and two-year renewable scholarships to superior students majoring in Middle East Studies. The program also offers competitive funding for language study in Morocco, Tunisia, and Egypt. Funding for summer study abroad and research projects is considered on a case-by-case basis. Scholarship applications and information about the program can be obtained by contacting or calling 479-575-4157.

In honor of the Fulbright commitment to international education, the college offers the J.W. and Elizabeth W. Fulbright Endowed Scholarship, which supports a year of study abroad. To qualify, students must display an interest in one of the following fields: literature, history (including theatre, art, and music history), jurisprudence, philosophy, archaeology, comparative languages, and those aspects of the social sciences that employ philosophical or historical approaches. For more information about these opportunities, call 479-575-5219 or visit the Fulbright College's scholarships page.

Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences

Scholarships for students seeking rewarding careers involving food, family, or the environment are made possible by generous gifts from many firms and individuals. The criteria for these scholarships include academics, financial need, interests, organizational involvement, and leadership. Bumpers College scholarships include the Division of Agriculture Land Grant Scholars Endowment Program which offers renewable scholarships to high achieving students; The Dale Bumpers Distinguished Scholars Program which provides an annual scholarship to an outstanding transfer student, an outstanding Ph.D. graduate student, and an outstanding M.S. graduate student; and International Study Abroad scholarships for students expanding their experiences around the world.

Information and application procedures for the more than 200 Bumpers College and departmental scholarships are available at the Bumpers College scholarship page or by contacting the Associate Director of Scholarship at 479-575-2252, or via email to

Sam M. Walton College of Business

The Boyer Fellowship is offered to Walton College students who have achieved at an outstanding level both in and out of the classroom. High grades and standardized test scores are required along with a strong academic curriculum and exceptional academic performance. Applicants for the Boyer Fellowship also must demonstrate financial need, be an Arkansas resident, and graduate from an Arkansas high school.

Other scholarships are available through the departments of accounting, information systems, economics, finance, management, marketing, and supply chain management, as well as through the Walton College’s general scholarship program. Scholarships are primarily awarded on the basis of academic achievement and/or financial need.

For further information on Walton College scholarships, contact the Undergraduate Programs Office at 479-575-4622.

College of Education and Health Professions

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the College of Education and Health Professions offers several scholarship opportunities. These gifts allow us to support the university's mission of recruiting and retaining high-achieving students who enrich and diversify the academic environment. Scholarships are available for both graduate and undergraduate students. Please visit the College's scholarship webpage for more information. 

College of Engineering

The College of Engineering awards numerous scholarships and fellowships beginning with the sophomore year to continuing students, transfer students, and graduate students. Most scholarships are based primarily on academic performance. However, some scholarships are also awarded on the basis of financial need and diversity. Scholarships are available from both the college and its individual departments.

College scholarships are available to any engineering student while departmental scholarships are intended for students enrolled in a particular discipline of engineering. Students must be admitted to the University of Arkansas and accepted into the College of Engineering to qualify and receive either a college or departmental scholarship. The college has a one-step application process that allows students to be considered for all college level scholarships and departmental scholarships.

For more information concerning scholarship and diversity opportunities, please see the college's scholarship website.

Music and Band

The Department of Music offers scholarships (both music scholarships and band scholarships) for talented students who sing or play instruments. All scholarships are based on musical ability, academic achievement, and potential contribution to music department ensembles. Scholarships are renewable for up to five years (ten semesters), as long as the student meets the conditions specified on the scholarship letter or contract.

Music and band scholarships are available to music majors and to students majoring in other areas who participate in certain ensembles. All scholarships require an audition. To set up an audition, contact the music department at 479-575-4701 or the band office at 479-575-4100.