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 Department of Agriculture Scholarship for Agriculture Majors
Application Deadline: TBD
Amount: Up to $5,000 for the 2022-23 academic year

The Arkansas Department of Agriculture is pleased to provide funding to help deserving students further their education and prepare for potential careers in agriculture, our state’s largest industry. This scholarship is available to students majoring in agriculture or an agriculture-related field at one of the following universities:

  • Arkansas State University
  • Southern Arkansas University
  • The University of Arkansas System
  • Arkansas Tech University

Recipients must have a minimum 2.5 GPA. Selections are based on academic achievements, character, leadership, career plans, and financial need. Questions regarding the scholarship program can be directed to Amy Lyman at

Funding for the scholarships comes from civil penalties collected by the Arkansas Department of Agriculture.

Foresters for the Future Scholarship
Application Deadline: June 15, 2023
Amount: $4,000 per semester, for four years

The Arkansas Department of Agriculture’s Forestry Division and the University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM) are partnering 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.