Advanced Placement Summer Institute

A Summer Workshop Hosted by the University of Arkansas

  1. Experienced Consultants

    Experienced, energetic consultants from across the nation who choose to participate in our highly rated program.
  2. Funding

    State funding is available for eligible Arkansas public school teachers. Distribution of state funds is based on a priority system that the state updates each year.
  3. Collaboration

    Informal collaboration and exchange of ideas with some of the best and brightest AP teachers from our region and further afield.
  4. Career Advancement

    A great opportunity for career advancement. Participation in AP is rapidly growing, so your role in preparing students for the exams and for college rigor is critical.
  5. A great location

    The institute takes place on the beautiful University of Arkansas campus nestled in the Ozark Mountains. You can dine and shop on historic Dickson Street, visit our vibrant farmers' market and explore Fayetteville's many hike and bike trails.

July 16-19, 2024

Registration is open!

If you have any questions, please email



AP Fellows Scholarship

The AP Fellows scholarship provides funds for teachers at high schools serving minority or low-income students who have been traditionally underrepresented in AP courses to attend an AP Summer Institute. The $1,000 scholarship covers the cost of AP Summer Institute tuition. Remaining funds, if the APSI was in-person/on-site and after the tuition has been paid, will be sent to the teacher to be applied toward travel expenses.

AP Rural Fellows Scholarship

The AP Rural Fellows scholarship provides AP Summer Institute tuition funding for teachers serving in rural areas of the country. The $1,500 scholarship covers APSI tuition. Remaining funds, if the APSI was in-person/on-site and after the APSI has been paid, will be sent to the teacher to be applied toward travel expenses.

Contact Us

Emily Wright, Co-director

Emily WrightEmily Wright serves as Senior Associate Director for the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards. In her role with APSI, Emily manages the registration process and any inquiries regarding the institute. If you need assistance with registration, she will be glad to assist you with any questions.

Emily advises students who are applying for scholarships and fellowships to support research initiatives and graduate education. Emily holds a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Arkansas and a Masters of Arts in International Affairs from the University of Oklahoma. Prior to joining ONCA, Emily worked in cross-cultural and higher education in Washington, DC.


Matt Hargis, Co-director

Matt HargisHargis joined the admissions staff in 2004 as the Assistant Director for Recruitment in South Arkansas and later in Northwest Arkansas. In 2005, he assumed responsibilities as Associate Director. He graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in business administration.

Matt Hargis is the Senior Associate Director of Admissions for Recruitment. He works with a team of 18 professional recruiters who meet with and counsel prospective students and their families. The recruitment staff also manages recruitment activities including high school visits and college fair attendance throughout the state and region. In addition, he and the recruitment team plan major events for the office including the annual open house, regional recruitment events, and guidance counselor in-service training opportunities.



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