Agriculture Scholarships

For Freshmen

Don C. Guess 4-H Scholarship

An endowed scholarship awarded each year that funds are sufficient. Preference will be given to entering freshman who is an active member of 4-H in either Pope or Yell County, has exhibited at the Pope or Yell County Fair, has a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.75 or higher and is planning to pursue an Agriculture or Agriculture-Business degree.


For Current Students

Jack and Ida Ruth Jones Agriculture Scholarship

Through the generosity of family and friends, the Jack and Ida Ruth Jones Agriculture Scholarship has been established to benefit Arkansas Tech students majoring in a program within the Agriculture Department.  The recipient must be a junior or senior with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5.  The recipient must enroll in and complete a minimum of 15 credit hours per semester and demonstrate financial need.  This scholarship may be renewed for up to three additional consecutive semesters provided the recipient enrolls in and successfully completes the required course load and maintains a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average.

John & Joie Nutt Scholarship

This two-semester scholarship has been established to benefit students who are enrolled in either Agriculture or Agriculture Business at Arkansas Tech University.  To be considered for this scholarship, students must be a sophomore, junior or senior and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75. To remain eligible to receive this award for the second semester, students need to complete 12 credit hours and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75. Scholarship recipients from one year will be eligible to re-apply for subsequent years; however, all applications will be considered equally for each award year.

James and Geneva Pledger Agriculture Scholarship

Through the generosity of Jim and Geneva Pledger, the above named scholarship has been established to provide scholarships for Arkansas Tech students. One $500 scholarship will be granted each year funds are available. The recipient must be a junior or senior in good standing, have declared a major within the Department of Agriculture, and have demonstrated financial need. Renewable for spring only and recipient may re-apply for subsequent years. Application should be directed to the head of the Agriculture Department.

Pope County Farm Bureau

Two $500 scholarships will be awarded each fall semester that funds are available to Pope County students majoring in a degree program within the Department of Agriculture or Department of Nursing. Preference will be given to students whose parents or grandparents are members of Pope County Farm Bureau. Recipients will be full-time students, with sophomore classification or higher, and a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher. The scholarship is renewable for the spring semester if the student maintains a 2.5 grade point average and successfully completes a 12 credit hour course load during the fall semester. The recipient is eligible to reapply in subsequent years.

Pope County Master Gardeners Scholarship

Established by the members of the Pope County Master Gardeners, this scholarship will benefit a full-time junior or senior student majoring in Agriculture Business – Plant Science/Horticulture Option.  Recipient will have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and will demonstrate financial need.  This scholarship is not automatically renewable for the next semester, but preference will be given to the recipient should he/she reapply.  Recipients may not receive the scholarship for more than four semesters.

Melvern Watson Scholarship

Awards will be made each year that funds are available. This scholarship will be awarded to a student majoring in Agriculture or Agriculture Business with preference given to current or transfer students, especially those who have achieved junior status. Financial need will be a consideration and students who receive the scholarship may re-apply for the scholarship for subsequent years.