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.  Both an in-person option for 50 students and a virtual program will be held.

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 June 7-9, 2022 at Arkansas Tech. 


Housing for the evenings of June 7 & 8, meals on June 7, 8 & 9, 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 is Friday, May 27, 2022.


First-Generation Institute Application