SSHS grad­u­ate named 2018 UA Honors Col­lege Fel­low

The $70,000 four-year fel­low­ship is awarded to top high school stu­dents.

Siloam Springs Herald Leader - - RECORDS - From Staff Re­ports

Avery Lang, a re­cent grad­u­ate of Siloam Springs High School, has been awarded a Univer­sity of Ar­kan­sas Honors Col­lege Fel­low­ship. Lang is sched­uled to en­roll at the UA for the 2018 fall se­mes­ter, and will be ma­jor­ing in physics.

He is one of 88 ex­cep­tional high school stu­dents to re­ceive the highly com­pet­i­tive Honors Col­lege Fel­low­ship.

The Honors Col­lege Fel­low­ship is a $70,000 award over four years that largely cov­ers a stu­dent’s tu­ition, room and board, registration and books, pro­vid­ing these stu­dents the free­dom to pur­sue orig­i­nal re­search, study abroad, ser­vice learn­ing projects and other aca­demic in­ter­ests.

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.

“These stu­dents are re­cruited by top col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties through­out the coun­try, and awards such as the Honors Col­lege Fel­low­ship al­low us to at­tract Ar­kan­sas stu­dents of this cal­iber and keep them in state,” said Noah Pittman, as­sis­tant dean of the Honors Col­lege. “Based on their aca­demic ac­com­plish­ments and their commitment to ser­vice, we are con­fi­dent they will ex­cel as lead­ers both on campus and through­out the com­mu­nity.”

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.

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