The purpose of the Arkansas Crop Protection Association (ACPA) Scholarship Program is to assist people pursuing careers in the agricultural field with an interest in crop protection. These fields include weed science, entomology, plant pathology, horticulture, agriculture business and various related disciplines within the colleges of agriculture. Funding for the scholarship program is made possible by the membership of the association via meetings and fund raising events.

Applicants must be a junior or senior in good standing at time of application and have maintained a cumulative 2.5 grade point average (4.0 scale). Selections are based upon merit, without discrimination for any reason such as race, sex, religion, age, color, and national origin

All applicants must complete an official application to include:

• Official Application (see below)

• Biographical summary.(300 word maximum)

• Essay on your philosophy of agriculture and crop protection (300 word maximum)

• Copy of unofficial transcripts.

• Provide a letter of recommendation from a faculty member familiar with applicant’s merit and aspiration.


Selection Process

Applicants will be screened by a 3 member ACPA Scholarship Committee plus the Scholarship Chair appointed by the board of the ACPA. Successful applicants will be required to attend the awards banquet at the Arkansas Crop Management Conference in North Little Rock for recognition. The banquet is traditionally held around January 15-25.

ACPA scholarship chairman is Dr. Terry Spurlock, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture

Application Schedule

The scholarship of approximately $1500.00 per calendar year will be awarded in the fall semester. Applications must be received by April 1. Successful applicants will be notified by May 1.

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