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Governor’s Scholars Program recognizes 1,024 high school students, representing 118 counties

The Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program has recognized 1,024 outstanding Kentucky high school students, representing 118 counties, for completing the 37th Governor’s Scholars Summer Program. The Governor’s Scholars Program is a summer residential program for outstanding high school students focused on enhancing Kentucky’s next generation of civic and economic leaders through educational and...

Governor’s Scholars Program graduates total of 70 students from Fayette County Public Schools

Seventy students from Fayette County Public Schools completed the 2017 Governor’s Scholars Program, which helps develop Kentucky’s future civic and economic leaders as the teenagers exchange ideas and explore different points of view. The following were among the 1,078 rising seniors who attended one of this summer’s five-week sessions at Morehead State, Murray State, and Northern Kentucky...

Michael Breeding’s KET documentary on Governor’s Scholars captures richness of program

Igniting the Flame of Curiosity from Michael Breeding MEDIA on Vimeo. The idea of a summer program for high-achieving Kentucky high school students was born in the early 1980s. Its founders believed the creation of the Governor’s Scholars Program would help Kentucky nurture its best and brightest young people, the Commonwealth’s future leaders. Over the years the program expanded to three college...

American Electric Power Foundation Scholars of the GSP announced for 2014 and 2015

The Governor’s Scholars Program is proud to announce the fourth class of American Electric Power Foundation Governor’s Scholars. The AEP Foundation Scholars are sponsored through a generous commitment to the GSP. Five scholars are selected for each sponsored year of the Governor’s Scholars Program.   The objective of the AEP Foundation Scholars, through the financial assistance of the...

Kentucky high school seniors wrap up five weeks of 32nd Governor's Scholars Program

More than 1,100 incoming high school seniors spent their last summer before graduation in Kentucky’s 32nd Governor’s Scholars Program session. Kentucky’s GSP is the largest and one of the oldest in the nation.   GSP scholars were divided among three campuses – Bellarmine University in Louisville, Morehead State University in Morehead and Murray State University in Murray.   The...