FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ)- More than 1,000 Kentucky high school juniors have completed the five week Governor’s Scholars Summer Program, according to the program.
Program directors say 1,024 students from 118 counties took part in the program’s 37th summer.
It is a five week program that houses students together as they study science, math, social sciences, humanities, and the arts while also enjoying co-curricular activities and taking part in community projects.
“The Governor’s Scholars Program is a nationally recognized program that has helped foster the next generation of Kentucky leaders,” said Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Secretary Derrick Ramsey. “For 37 years, GSP has provided unique opportunities for the high school students to exchange ideas, learn new disciplines, and interact with peers from different regions of our state.”
A statewide selection committee chooses the students who get to take part based on nominations from each school district. The program is free for eligible students who qualify based on grades, test scores, recommendations, extracurricular activities, and an essay.
This year’s program took place at Centre College from June 16 – July 20; Morehead State University from June 22 – July 26; and Bellarmine University from June 23 – July 27.