University Honors Program Essay Submission

Application Deadline December 15, 2023, 12:00 NOON CST.

The Application Period for the 2023-2024 Academic Year will open by October 18, 2023. Late Applications are not accepted. 

If you applied, please check your email regularly as we hope to announce interview times later in the semester.
Interviews will be held during the first full week of January.


Thank you for your interest in the ATU University Honors Program! To be considered for the Honors Program, you must first apply for Admission to ATU and be Admitted to ATU. Apply for Admission to ATU Here

The University Honors Program at Arkansas Tech University provides an enriched intellectual experience for students with outstanding educational talents and leadership potential. At Arkansas Tech University, the honors student will benefit from opportunities to interact with other highly-motivated students and outstanding professors in the challenging atmosphere of small, innovative honors classes specially designed to foster rational enquiry, critical thinking, and analytical skills.

Applicants interested in applying to the Honors Program should submit the University Honors Program application, including the required essay by DECEMBER 15 at 12:00 NOON (CST). You cannot save and resume this application at a later time; you must complete it in one sitting. If you have any questions, or need assistance, please contact the Arkansas Tech University Honors Program.

You must have an early admit status to the University and created your OneTech account in order to complete the Honors Program application. *Please note it could take up to a week to receive your acceptance and log in information.* You must log in with your NEW email. 

Applications have been CLOSED

Essay Prompts: 

You will be asked to copy and paste a typed essay of 300-500 words on one of the topics below on the application. Please do not submit an essay that has been used for a scholarship or essay competition.

  1. Describe a setting in which you have collaborated or interacted with people whose experiences and/or beliefs differ from yours. Address your initial response and how you were or were not changed by this experience.
  2. Explain how and why your life has been significantly influenced by a person (living or dead), an event, or by a particular book.
  3. Discuss a travel experience that made a significant impact upon your life. Were you changed by this experience? If so, how?

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