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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 10, 2019.

Sep 7 - Last day for the Governor's Scholars Program to mail Student Application & Selection Packets to Superintendents, Principals, and Guidance Counselors.

Jan 10 - Last day for school districts with only one school, private schools, and homeschool students to mail notifications and completed applications to the Governor's Scholars Program.  (Student's deadline to district is prior to this date.)

Jan 24 - Last day for school districts with more than one school in the district (requiring a district selection committee) to mail notifications and completed applications to the Governor’s Scholars Program.  (Student’s deadline to district is prior to this date.)  

April 11 - Latest date for Governor's Scholars Program to mail notifications to students of their status:  Accepted, Alternate, or Not Accepted.

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.

May 20 - Latest date for Governor's Scholars Program to mail notifications to Scholars of campus and focus area assignments.

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.


First Session: GSP 

Opening Day - June 16, 2019

Family Day - TBD

Closing Day - July 20, 2019

Second Session: GSP 

Opening Day - June 22, 2019

Family Day - TBD

Closing Day - July 26, 2019

Third Session: GSP 

Opening Day - June 23, 2019

Family Day - TBD

Closing Day - July 27, 2019

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