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 2025.  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:

  • Interact with current ATU Students 
  • Discover excellent academic opportunities
  • Gain a better understanding of life as a college student
  • Learn about ways to finance your education
  • Discover ways to get involved outside the classroom

When/Where is the Institute?

The First-Generation Institute will be held June 4-6, 2024 at Arkansas Tech.


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 firstgen@atu.edu.

i'm interested, how do I apply?

Application information will be forthcoming. Stay tuned!