Department of Agriculture

Supporting Arkansas farmers and ranchers while ensuring safe food, fiber, and forest products for the citizens of Arkansas, the nation, and across the globe


Arkansas Rural Veterinary Scholarship Program

Application period closed.

This scholarship is available for students enrolled in or entering a post-graduate degree program in veterinary medicine at an institution of higher education.

Recipients of the rural veterinary scholarship may receive up to $15,000 per year for up to four years. Applicants must agree to work full-time upon graduation in rural Arkansas or for a licensed veterinary practice with at least 50 percent of the practice being food animals. Selections are based on academic achievement, character, leadership, career plans, and financial need. Questions regarding the scholarship program can be directed to Amy Lyman at

This scholarship program was established by Act 706 of the 2023 Regular Session of the Arkansas General Assembly.

Foresters for the Future Scholarship

Application period closed.

The Arkansas Department of Agriculture’s Forestry Division and the University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM) partner to provide funding for incoming freshman pursuing a forestry degree at UAM’s College of Forestry, Agriculture, and Natural Resources. Scholarship recipients will also have the opportunity to participate in paid internships with the Forestry Division.

For recipients, academic progress reports will be sent to the committee at the end of each semester. Grade point average and full-time enrollment status will be evaluated in the determination of continuing eligibility.

The scholarship program was established by Act 399 of the 2021 Regular Session of the Arkansas General Assembly.