Providing Unique Experiences for High-Ability Students

Registration for SLUFY 2024 closed on June 1st. Look for next year’s application on February 1, 2025!

Summer Laureate University for Youth will be held July 8-19, 2024 (Monday – Friday) from 12:30 to 5:15 p.m. on UA Little Rock’s campus. SLUFY is for students who have completed grades K-6. Students who are academically and/or creatively advanced for their age will experience the most success at SLUFY. Read more about eligibility.

Celebrating 45 Years!

SLUFY is celebrating 45 years of face-to-face enriched instruction! SLUFY is an educational summer program that provides unique learning experiences for high-ability students to explore and expand their talents and abilities. The program offers a variety of classes taught by a staff that includes graduate students seeking master’s degrees in teaching the gifted and talented, certified master teachers, and other experts.

Students will have a unique opportunity to learn through hands-on experiences under the guidance of enthusiastic teachers. Students will forge friendships that last beyond the summer program.

New Online Payment System

We are happy to announce the addition of our new, secure online payment system. To pay online, visit our secure payment storefront. View more details about the fees and payments.

Financial Need-Based Scholarships

A limited number of Martha Gaunt Bass scholarships will be available for families who could not otherwise afford to have their student attend Summer Laureate. Completed scholarship applications documenting financial need are due by 4 p.m. April 15. Families will be notified by May 1, 2024 of the committee’s decision. Decisions are final.

High School and College Student Volunteers

Student Aides must currently be in high school or college. The number of SLUFY students will determine the number of Aides needed. Aides must be available July 8-19, 2024, Monday through Friday, from 11:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

This summer, there are a variety of assignments and activities for Students Aides to choose. Student Aides are expected to be role models for other students and be able to tolerate the heat. Each Aide will receive a letter documenting their volunteer hours. Apply for a SLUFY Student Aide position.

Help Continue the Legacy

  • 45 years of enriched summer courses for children in Grades K-6,
  • 45 years of university-guided creative and inspired instruction, and
  • 45 years of opportunities for children to explore, to innovate, and to make friends for life.

Donate $45 to the Martha Gaunt Bass Summer Laureate Scholarship Fund in recognition of Summer Laureate University for Youth’s 45th anniversary. Donate here! A donation will help support a child’s attendance at Summer Laureate.

100% of your donation will directly support children who, for economic reasons, do not have access to summer enrichment programs.