Honors College Path Scholarship

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You've always dreamed of designing skyscrapers or perhaps, your passion lies in eliminating "food deserts" in inner cities. Thanks to generous support from private donors, the Path Program supports students in every discipline and every academic college.  

Honors College Path Scholarships are awarded to  incoming freshman students pursuing interests that range from architecture to creative writing to poultry science. They will receive annually renewable scholarships up to $4,500, or $5,500 if they later join the Honors College.

In addition to scholarships, our Honors College Path Scholars will benefit from programs and mentoring offered by the Honors College and our partners across campus. Our goal is to create a community that will equip you with the tools you need to thrive as a future professional. You will commit to:

  • Intersession bridge program
  • Living learning community in Hotz Honors Hall
  • Peer and faculty mentoring
  • Academic Success Advising
  • Research and Internships
  • Student development and engagement

To be an Honors College Path Scholar, students must:

  • Be from an underrepresented population
  • Have a high school GPA of 3.5 or above
  • Score between a 23 - 27 composite ACT (1130 - 1300 SAT)

 The intersession bridge program is a two-week program that gives Path Scholars the chance to move to campus early, take a class, and make meaningful connections with other students, as well as with faculty and staff.

This program is free to participants. The program will cover the cost of living on campus (including meals), classes taken during the program, and program activities and supplies. You will have the chance to take a course that will count toward your degree.

The Honors College Path Scholarship may be applied towards tuition, room and board, and fees, and may also be used to support other expenses such as study abroad, undergraduate research projects and travel to conferences.

Yes! The Honors College Path Scholarship definitely can be combined with other financial awards. This scholarship is meant to supplement, not replace, any existing support you may receive from the University of Arkansas or externally.

Honors College Path Scholars are also eligible to receive funding from the Academic Enrichment Program (AEP) or any other program that offers mentoring and financial support.

Q: What will happen at the Path Interview Weekend? Do I have to attend? 

The Path Interview Weekend will focus on finalists' past experiences, their career aspirations and other relevant topics. This year, due to COVID-19, events will take place online. In addition to the interview, we will host a Q & A Session where prospective students will meet U of A faculty, staff and current Path students.

Participation in the interview weekend is mandatory for consideration as an Honors College Path Scholar.

Q: Do I have to attend the intersession bridge program? Students accepted as Honors College Path Scholars must attend the 2-week intersession bridge program.

Q: What courses will I take in the bridge program? All Path Scholars will take 3 credit hours (full time) during this intersession. The course will count towards completion of your degree.  

Q: Can I pursue the pre-med track? Yes! Honors College Path Scholars can pursue all majors with an eye towards entering any profession, including medicine. 

Q: I'm a current student. Can I apply to be an Honors College Path Scholar? Current University of Arkansas students are ineligible for consideration.


Questions? Please contact Xochitl Delgado Solorzano at xdelgad@uark.edu or (479) 575-3874.