Why Support GSP?
Now in its 29th year, the Governor’s Scholars Program (GSP) has proven to be both a popular and very effective program. A stimulating summer program for outstanding high school juniors from across the Commonwealth, it has served to enlighten and inspire the scholars as well as provide them academic and personal growth in a challenging environment that balances a strong liberal arts program with a full co-curricular and residential life experience. The Program is somewhat “nontraditional”. Focus is on “opening the mind,” not just providing facts. Minds are stretched and expanded. Meredith Scalos, of Taylor County, comments on the extraordinary style of learning experienced at GSP below:
The Governor’s Scholars Program is one that doesn’t just teach students classroom lessons. It is a program that breeds excellence and takes the raw fiber of a student’s good work ethic and intelligence and weaves it into something greater and much more profound. The Scholars of today are most definitely the leaders of tomorrow, in whatever we may choose to do with our life.
Over 23,000 students have now experienced the special and unique qualities of this program. These alumni have and are becoming the academic, civic and economic leadership for the Commonwealth. Your commitment and investment in them has helped make this happen. We thank you for your very important contribution.