National Summer Transportation Institute


The National Summer Transportation Institute is a fun and interactive two-week residential program for high school students that permits exploration of various transportation fields and careers (land, water, air, and safety). Classes in English, science, math, and engineering provide the necessary foundation to understand the concepts that students utilize during field excursions, projects, labs and hands-on activities that are related to transportation. All students denied admission to the 2020 Engineering Scholars Program will automatically be considered for this program. Students with interest in engineering, aeronautics, and geology should strongly consider this program.


Current 8th-11th graders who are Arkansas residents and have GPA of at least a 2.5.


If you are interested in applying to the 2020 NSTI, please download this application.  In order for your application to be marked as complete and considered for the program, we will need the following documents faxed or mailed to our office:

  1. A completed 2020 Summer Outreach Application
  2. A 250 word statement about your professional interest
  3. A copy of your official transcript from your school
  4. ACT or SAT test scores (if applicable)

You can mail your remaining application documents to:

National Summer Transportation Institute
UA Little Rock
2801 South University Ave., EIT 116
Little Rock, AR 72204


This year’s National Summer Transportation Institute will be June 14-26, 2020.

All application materials must be postmarked by April 17, 2020.