First-Gen Institute

Will you be the first in your family to attend college?  Arkansas Tech University is hosting a special summer institute to help you start this exciting journey!

Check out the page below for more information!

WHAT is the First-Generation Institute?

The First-Generation Institute is a free, two-day program for rising Arkansas high school seniors in the Class of 2023.  This will be an in-person event for the first 50 students who register.

WHAT will we do during the institute?

During the First-Generation Institute you'll have the opportunity to:

When/Where is the Institute?

The First-Generation Institute will be held in June 2023 at Arkansas Tech. Specific dates will be announced as they are decided.


Housing, meals, and transportation to and from Arkansas Tech will be provided free of charge.

I have other questions, who do I contact?

If you have any additional questions, please contact Deidra Dillard, First-Generation Student Experience Coordinator, at

i'm interested, how do I apply?

Click on the link below to apply for this amazing opportunity!  Priority deadline TBD.


First-Generation Institute Application