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Arkansas Ag Scholarships

Because Farm Bureau cares about the future of our farming communities and our youth of today, we sponsor or co-sponsor several wonderful Arkansas college scholarships for college bound students. To obtain additional information about these excellent ag scholarships, please contact your county Farm Bureau office.

Arkansas Farm Bureau Scholarship Foundation

The Arkansas Farm Bureau Foundation scholarship was established in 2002 to provide financial assistance to children or grandchildren of Farm Bureau members who are pursuing studies in agriculture at an accredited Arkansas university. The foundation provides twelve $3000 scholarships per year.

  • Open to college juniors and seniors who are currently enrolled in an Arkansas accredited college or university.
  • Must be an Arkansas resident.
  • Must be actively pursuing an ag-related degree
  • Scholarship based upon academic achievement, character, career plans, financial need and leadership potential. Must be currently enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours per semester and maintain a 2.5 GPA
  • Twelve scholarships are paid in installments of $1500 per semester for fall and spring semesters. Checks will be issued directly to the University.
  • Documentation must be provided in order to receive the spring semester check.


Arkansas Farm Bureau - Romeo E. Short Foundation Scholarship

In 1955, the Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation established the Romeo E. Short Scholarship Foundation to fund ag scholarships within the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences.  The scholarship is awarded by the Bumpers College, according to the guidelines provided by the Farm Bureau Romeo E. Short Memorial Foundation.

Each year ten students receive Arkansas college scholarships in the amount of $2,000.  Since its inception in 1955, hundreds of students have benefited from the foresight and generosity of this foundation.

  • $2,000 scholarship awarded to University of Arkansas students enrolled in the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences;
  • Recipients must have a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average;
  • Recipients must be enrolled in 15 or more hour hours per semester.

To be considered for this award, students must complete the online Bumpers College Scholarship application by February 1 of each academic year:  For more information contact Patti Sanders, Scholarship Management Coordinator, at 479-575-2596 or

Arkansas Farm Bureau Marvin Vines Scholarship

An annual award is given in honor of the late Arkansas farm broadcaster Marvin Vines to a student majoring in Radio-TV at ASU. Vines, farm broadcaster with radio station KAAY in Little Rock was well known throughout the state and elsewhere because of the 50,000 watts of power that enabled his farm reports to be heard in many areas outside the state. Vines traveled extensively throughout Arkansas to report on agriculture events and issues. He was always interested in and supportive of the rural youth of the state especially FFA and 4-H members and their activities. Endowed by the Arkansas Farm Bureau, the award is given each spring to a Radio-TV major who will be a senior the following fall semester.

For more information contact: Dr. Osabuohien Amienyi

Scholarships Offered Exclusively by County Farm Bureaus

Many county Farm Bureaus offer Arkansas college scholarship opportunities within their own county. Please contact your local county Farm Bureau office for information on any local Scholarship programs that may be offered in your area.

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