Students named U of A Honors College fellows

This article was published July 1, 2018 at 4:00 a.m.

FAYETTEVILLE -- Two Hot Springs area graduates were awarded fellowships from the University of Arkansas Honors College.

Luke Long and Michala Smith are among the 88 high school students to be awarded these fellowships. They are both scheduled to enroll at the U of A in the fall 2018 semester.

Long is a recent graduate of Lakeside High School and will be majoring in physics. He is the son of Molly and Richard Long, of Hot Springs.

Smith is a recent graduate of Lake Hamilton High School and will be majoring in engineering. She is the daughter of Mike and Jacklyn Smith, of Hot Springs.

The Honors College Fellowship is a $70,000 award over four years that largely covers a student's tuition, room and board, and registration and books. Qualifying students must score at least a 32 on the ACT and have a minimum 3.8 grade point average, and the selection process involves a writing test and campus interview.

To qualify for the fellowship a student must score at least a 32 on the ACT, have a minimum 3.8 grade point average and show evidence of intellectual curiosity, leadership potential and community involvement. The selection process also involves a writing test and campus interview for finalists.

The Honors College Fellowships are made possible by a portion of the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation's $300 million gift to the university in 2002.

School on 07/01/2018
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