University Honors Accepting Applications for 2023

University Honors File Photo 2019
File photo of University Honors students from Arkansas Tech University collaborating on a project.

Individuals who will graduate from high school in 2023 are invited to apply for the University Honors program at Arkansas Tech University.

According to the ATU catalog, the University Honors program provides “an enriched intellectual experience for students of outstanding educational talents and leadership potential.” Goals of the program include fostering rational inquiry, critical thinking and analytical skills.

Applicants for ATU University Honors must be admitted to Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, have a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.5 or higher and either be in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating class or have an ACT composite score of 27 or higher. Qualified applicants for the honors program become engaged in a competitive selection process that includes a written essay and a personal interview on campus.

Participants in ATU University Honors enjoy benefits such as stipends above and beyond any academic scholarships ATU has designated for them, preferred pre-registration and housing selection, living in the ATU University Honors living and learning community, individually directed study with members of the faculty and special recognition at commencement.

The annual deadline to apply for the program is noon on Dec. 15. More details are available at

For more information about the program and the application process, contact Dr. Georgeanna N. Wright, director of ATU University Honors, at (479) 968-0443 or