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FAYETTEVILLE -- Baylie Lanier, from Prairie Grove and Emily Spatz, from Farmington, are among 88 exceptional high school students to be awarded a University of Arkansas Honors College Fellowship. They are both scheduled to enroll at the U of A for the fall 2018 semester.

Lanier is a recent graduate of Prairie Grove High School and will be exploring majors in business. She is the daughter of Michael and Katie Lanier of Prairie Grove.

Spatz is a recent graduate of Farmington High School and will be majoring in poultry science. She is the daughter of Jaimie and Curtis Morgan of Farmington.

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.

General News on 07/04/2018

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