University Honors Difference

Grace Semester

To insure that students maintain their scholarships, University Honors has a grace semester granted specifically by the Honors Director and separate from the institutional policy. Should a student fall below the required 3.25 semester GPA, a "grace" semester provides another chance to improve without penalty.

Honors Curriculum

The curriculum for the Honors program works concurrently with any major. Honors students are required to take 21 hours of Honors courses. For example, instead of taking American History, the students take an Honors section of American History.

Additional Information

All scholarship applicants must be admitted to the University with a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file before a scholarship will be authorized. All additional information requested by the Financial Aid Office must be submitted by December 1 in order to meet the aid application requirements for second semester renewal. Main campus scholarship awards will only pay for main campus coursework and must be used the fall semester following high school graduation. Students may receive only one Tech-funded academic scholarship in any semester. Academic scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to participate in early Honors registration. Scholarship recipients must live in a residence hall or receive an exemption to the residency requirements from the Residential Life Office in accordance with established University policy. Recipients are responsible for making on-campus housing arrangements.

Students who live in the following states are considered in-state for tuition purposes:
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Oklahoma
  • Tennessee
  • Texas

Scholarships are awarded for consecutive fall and spring terms only and do not cover summer terms. Scholarship renewal requires that each student enroll in and complete a minimum of 15 hours each semester for all funded semesters.Scholarship awards are subject to Arkansas Department of Higher Education Scholarship Stacking Policy, Arkansas Act 1180 of 1999.