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To be eligible for nomination and selection, a student must:
- Be in the 11th grade 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 be nominated by their school districts or private schools to be considered for admission. They attend free of charge, needing only "pocket" money for personal and incidental expenses.
The 2013 program will be held on the campuses of Bellarmine University in Louisville, Morehead State University in Morehead, and Murray State University in Murray. Governor's Scholars are selected from across Kentucky and represent the diversity of the Commonwealth.
There are no grades or credits. The program is singularly free from competition, creating an environment that is conducive to building a community of friends and colleagues.
The program offers Scholars a chance to know and make friends with other enthusiastic, energetic students with high intellectual capacities. The give-and-take among Scholars from different backgrounds is one of the most treasured aspects of the program.