Bumpers College Honors Program

The Bumpers College Honors Program encourages students to add depth to their education by engaging in the undergraduate research and creative process, working closely with faculty mentors, and seeking funding for international travel and internship opportunities.

Need assistance? Email the honors support team at aflshnrs@uark.edu. You can also follow the Bumpers Honors Student Board on Instagram @bumpers.hsb for program updates, student spotlights, and current events!

Honors student facing and smiling at the crowd at the 2019 Bumpers College Spring Commencement Ceremony.

Graduating Seniors

Are you about to graduate? We created a step-by-step process to help you complete your honors experience successfully and on time! Familiarize yourself with the current requirements to graduate with honors here. Contact our honors support team if you have questions about the process of completing honors.

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Female student posing in front of her research poster at the 2019 Honors Student Board Poster Competition.

Thesis and Creative Project

All Bumpers Honors students complete an undergraduate thesis. Honors thesis projects are highly flexible based on your needs and interests and the advice of your honors faculty mentor. Thesis projects may be more research or creative focused, both of which have specific guidelines.

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Student group posing for a photo in front of a European food science lab.

Funding Opportunities

You can apply for funding for study abroad opportunities, domestic or international internships, and research or creative projects. We encourage you to apply for funding through Bumpers College and through the Honors College. Various grants are offered at different times of the year with either fixed or rolling deadlines. You can learn more about Bumpers College and Honors College funding opportunities here.

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Honors News & Deadlines

Upcoming Deadlines:

Oct. 1:

  • Deadline to apply for fall graduation
  • Honors College May Study Abroad Grant Deadline
  • Bumpers College Study Abroad Grant Deadline

Oct. 15 by 5 PM:

  • Bumpers College Research Grant Applications Due

Oc. 16:

  • SURF Grant Deadline

Oct. 17:

  • Honors College Research Grant Deadline

Nov. 1:

  • Defense Deadline
  • Honors College Summer Study Abroad Grant Deadline

Nov. 15:

  • Thesis Submission Deadline

Dec. 1:

  • Honors College August Study Abroad Grant Deadline