Thomis Hollis was chosen to receive a $72,000 fellowship to cover four years of academic expenses at the U of A.

The University of Arkansas Honors College has awarded Honors College Fellowships to the following outstanding local students who will attend the U of A starting in the fall 2019 semester.

Thomas Hollis of Hot Springs is the son of Tom and Doanh Doanh Hollis. He recently graduated from Lakeside High School and is an undeclared major.

He is among 80 chosen from more than a thousand who applied for the fellowship.

Honors College Fellows receive $72,000 over four years to meet their academic expenses – everything from tuition and books to research costs and study abroad.

The fellowship application process is rigorous. Students must score a least a 32 on the ACT and have a minimum 3.8 grade point average to apply, and Honors College administrators and faculty review each student application for evidence of intellectual curiosity, leadership potential and community involvement. The selection process also involved a timed writing test and campus interview for finalists.

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