Four Knox County juniors are preparing for a learning adventure of a lifetime after receiving acceptance into the Governor’s Scholars Program.
Anna Callihan, Cassidy West, and Josh Cole from Knox Central will join Andrew Jones from Lynn Camp and over 1,000 other students during the five week summer program.
Established in 1983, the Governor’s Scholars Program (GSP) strives to enhance Kentucky’s next generation of civic and economic leaders as well as create models of educational excellence.
Admission into the program begins at the start of a junior’s school year; however, acceptance is based on the qualities the scholar has displayed throughout his or her life experiences, including academic performance, participation in extra-curricular activities, and volunteerism. Chosen recipients are rewarded with a stimulating residential summer program at one of three Kentucky university campuses— Morehead State University, Murray State University, or Northern Kentucky University— where they will study a given focus area that aligns with their personal interests. GSP participation also qualifies participants for a collection of scholarship opportunities through many of the state’s institutions of higher learning.
Posted on May 10, 2017