Student Applications for 2021 Governor’s School Open

Arkansas Governor's School

Eligible individuals interested in attending the 42nd Arkansas Governor’s School as a student should inquire with their school counselors about the nomination process.

Information and instructions for applying are available at Additional information may be acquired by sending e-mail to

Deadline to apply to be an Arkansas Governor’s School student in summer 2021 is Jan. 20, 2021. Arkansas Tech University will host the 42nd AGS July 5-31, 2021, in Russellville.

“Students selected to attend will enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime summer program designed to spark their curiosity, engage them intellectually with other students and teachers from around the state and explore scholarly and artistic concepts in fun, grade-free environment,” said Dr. Robin Lasey, director of Arkansas Governor’s School.

Founded in 1979 by Gov. Bill Clinton, Arkansas Governor’s School serves approximately 400 selected students from around the state during the summer before their senior year in high school.

Student applicants should demonstrate the intellectual, social and emotional maturity required to thrive in an environment that emphasizes the application of theory in addressing contemporary issues. Students will apply in one of nine disciplines: visual art, choral music, instrumental music, drama, English/language arts, mathematics, natural science, social science or cybersecurity.

Call (479) 968-0391 for more information.