Applications for AR Governor's School is now open


Contact:  Sam Strasner, 479.498.6045

Applications for Arkansas Governor’s School now open

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (October 1, 2019)--Eligible individuals interested in attending the 41st

Arkansas Governor’s School as a student may apply online. Only students who are residents of Arkansas and who are presently in junior classes at public or private high schools or are homeschooled are eligible to be nominated to apply. *These must be students who are entering into their senior year of high school.  Students who plan to graduate from high school before attending AGS are not eligible to be nominated or apply to AGS.

Details and the application form are available at More information may be acquired by sending e-mail to 

Deadline to apply to be an Arkansas Governor’s School student in summer 2020 is Jan. 21, 2020. 

Arkansas Tech University will host the 41st Arkansas Governor’s School July 5-Aug. 1, 2020, in Russellville. 

“Students selected to attend will enjoy a once-in-lifetime summer program designed to spark their curiosity, engage them intellectually with other students and teachers from around the state and explore scholarly and artistic concepts in fun, grade-free environment," said Dr. Robin Lasey, director of Arkansas Governor's School. 

Founded in 1979 by Gov. Bill Clinton, Arkansas Governor’s School serves 400 selected students from around the state during the summer before their senior year in high school. 

Student applicants should demonstrate the intellectual, social and emotional maturity required to thrive in an environment that emphasizes the application of theory in addressing contemporary issues. Students will apply in one of nine disciplines: visual art, choral music, instrumental music, drama, English/language arts, mathematics, natural science, social science or cybersecurity. 

Call (479) 968-0391 for more information.