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2017 Governor's Scholars Program

Important Dates

For application deadlines, please check with the Guidance Counselor in your high school in charge of the Governor's Scholars process.  Applications are due at the school level before being sent to the Governor's Scholars Program Central Office in Frankfort.  If you are a homeschool student, please mail your application to the Governor's Scholars Program no later than January 11, 2017.


May 1 - Last day for students to accept or decline their appointments. Those accepting must return signed contracts to the Governor's Scholars Program by this date. Those declining must return the enclosed "Notice of Non-Attendance" form by this date.

May 1 - Last day for Scholars to request a specific session because they have major scheduling conflicts. Requests for campus assignment will not be considered after this date except in case of extreme emergencies. All requests must include and be submitted with supporting documentation to be considered. 

Campuses are staggered to allow scholars to participate in other major events before or after they attend the program. Leaves of absence are only granted for emergencies and must be approved by the Campus Director. Students are expected to stay the full five weeks.

May 19 - Latest date for Governor's Scholars Program to mail notifications to Scholars of campus and focus area assignments.

           First Session

Opening Day - Sunday, June 18, 2017

Family Day - TBD

Closing Day - Saturday, July 22, 2017


Second Session

Opening Day - Saturday, June 24, 2017

Family Day - TBD

Closing Day - Friday, July 28, 2017


Third Session

Opening Day - Sunday, June 25, 2017

Family Day - TBD

Closing Day - Saturday, July 29, 2017


Remember that Scholars cannot be absent during the program for any reason except emergency, illness, or similar overriding personal reason.