Governor's Scholar Programs

2021 Governor's Scholars Program

 

Students interested in applying to participate in the 2020 Governor's Scholars Program may now download the electronic application from the GSP website at http://gsp.ky.gov. Be sure to check out the Helpful Hints Packet and video support on the website for assistance with completing a solid application.

Students who intend to apply should complete this letter of intent and return to Mr. Maddox by October 30th.

Though the final application deadline has not yet been determined, students should plan to submit a FINAL draft of their applications by November 30, 2020. Feedback will be given to students, and they will be allowed to make adjustments to their applications prior to final submission.  Contact Nicole Hoffman at nicole.hoffman@kenton.kyschools.us or 859-426-4904 for more information. He will be meeting with students to discuss the program.

 

GSP provides students a rare opportunity to live on a college campus and work with a select group of supportive high school and college teachers in classes, seminars and co-curricular activities. Well-known speakers and performers as well as films, field trips, special events, and a wide range of recreational opportunities offer an array of stimulating activities that provide fun and enjoyment while Scholars learn. Students selected for the Governor's Scholars Program are also eligible for a variety of very generous college scholarship opportunities across the state.

 

To be eligible for nomination and selection, a student must:

  • Be in the 11th grade at a Kentucky public or private school at the time of selection and intend to return to a Kentucky school district for the next school term (Students skipping their senior year to enter college are not eligible);
  • Be a current resident of Kentucky;
  • Have taken the ACT, PSAT, or SAT in the 9th, 10th or 11th grades.

Students must complete an application and be nominated by their school districts to be considered for admission.

 

 

2021 Governor's School for the Arts

Applications available mid-October!

 

 

Students interested in applying to participate in the 2020 Governor's School for the Arts may visit the GSA website at http://www.kentuckygsa.org/ for the most up to date information. If you are interested in attending a FREE virtual information session, please visit this website and sign up. If you would like to see a video or a brochure for more information on GSA, you can visit this website: https://www.kentuckyperformingarts.org/education/governors-school-for-the-arts/prospective-students/gsa-resource-library.

 

Every summer for the past thirty years, GSA and their faculty of professional artist/educators have guided over two hundred of Kentucky's finest young artists through three weeks of incredibly intense (and incredibly fun) arts instruction on a college campus.

 

GSA auditions promising high school sophomores and juniors in nine different arts disciplines: Architecture, Creative Writing, Dance, Drama, Instrumental Music, Musical Theatre, New Media, Visual Art and Vocal Music. For three solid weeks, the students live, breathe, eat and sleep the arts. It's a thrilling, often life-changing experience, as they meet new friends, explore their creativity, and discover new things about who they are and who they can be in the future.

 

The deadline for application will be Jan 10, 2021 by 11:59pm.  Please note that applicants are encouraged to apply before this date, because the staff will be unavailable to answer questions after January 8.  Contact Nicole Hoffman at nicole.hoffman@kenton.kyschools.us or 859-426-4904 for more information. He will be glad to meet with students to discuss the program.

 

Attend a GSA Info Session or Prep Workshop to learn more about the application process.  Dates and locations can be found at https://www.kentuckyperformingarts.org/education/governors-school-for-the-arts/prospective-students.

 

 

2021 Governor's School for Entrepreneurs

Applications Open 11/16/20

 

Students interested in applying to participate in the 2020 Governor's School for Entrepreneurs may visit the GSE website at http://kentuckygse.com/ for the most up to date information. GSE is an immersive, exploratory dive into entrepreneurship and innovation while living on a college campus. GSE gives high school students a hands-on opportunity to turn their ideas for stuff into business opportunities. If you are interested in attending a FREE virtual information session, you can sign up on the GSE website at https://linktr.ee/kentuckygse

 

The application process opens on November 16th. 

 

GSE exposes young aspiring entrepreneurs to the mindset, culture, innovative thinking and skills necessary to start a company. Student entrepreneurs spend significant time on design thinking and agile product development. Emphasis is placed on the triple bottom line -- caring about profitability, social equity and environmental conservation. GSE empowers these student entrepreneurs to make a positive impact on their communities through innovation and to become business leaders of tomorrow.  Check out this video from one of our very own Dixie students who attended GSE in 2017.

 

Requirements:

Must be currently in 9th, 10th, or 11th grade

Must be able to attend entire session without interruption

No minimum GPA or test scores considered

 

To Apply:

1. Complete online application.

2. Submit a video application.

3. Submit two recommendations.

 

Contact Nicole Hoffman at nicole.hoffman@kenton.kyschools.us or 859-426-4904 for more information. He will be glad to meet with students to discuss the program.