Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program
The Governor's Scholars Program strives to enhance Kentucky's next generation of civic and economic leaders. Established in 1983, the program provides academic and personal growth through the balance of a strong liberal arts program with a full co-curricular and residential life experience. Students must complete an application and compete with others from across the state. Those selected attend the program free of charge. gsp.ky.gov
Governor’s School for the Arts
The mission of The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts is to lead and enrich the artistic, educational and economic vitality of the region by providing unparalleled programming and cultural events. As an integral member of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts, and Heritage cabinet, The Center, along with the other agencies seek to preserve and promote the history, heritage and arts of the Commonwealth. http://www.kentuckycenter.org/education-community-arts/gsa
Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs
The Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs (GSE), building on the successful Governor’s Scholars and Governor’s School for the Arts programs, will bring together high school students, teachers, colleges, universities, entrepreneurs, scientists, engineers and product designers in an annual immersive high-energy summer experience. This summer program will be followed with additional educational experiences. Information and details can be found at https://www.kentuckygse.com/
Commonwealth Honors Academy
The Commonwealth Honors Academy (CHA) is an exciting, challenging three-week academic, social and personal growth program for outstanding high school students who have completed their junior year. Students will be selected from the Commonwealth and surrounding region.
*applications available online at www.murraystate.edu/cha
Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship
The Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship is expanding its National Student Congress events to both high school and college-level students for the first time, in partnership with The Council of State Governments, the University of Kentucky's Martin School of Public Policy and Administration, and Transylvania University.
The Kentucky Wesleyan Scholars' Academy
The Kentucky Wesleyan Scholars’ Academy is an exciting and challenging week-long immersion experience for students who have completed their junior year in high school! Learn with students from the region, led by Kentucky Wesleyan faculty and staff in a high-quality academic and social enrichment venue. Grow in a community setting through shared residential life and academic experiences. Learn from the vibrant city of Owensboro and Kentucky Wesleyan alumni. Students will be selected through an application process. See website for application and deadlines.
McConnel Center Young Leaders Academy
Kentucky students, grades 11-12, are eligible to apply for the Young Leaders Academy, a summer residential leadership conference at the University of Louisville. The McConnell Center offers this annual program to outstanding high school students to help hone their leadership skills and further their understanding of American history.
Kentucky Forest Leadership Program
Are you interested in the environment and want to know more about forests, trees, insects, water and wildlife; in short, Kentucky’s natural resources? Then consider the Kentucky Forest Leadership Program where you can explore the many aspects of forestry and related fields. If you like hands-on learning in the great outdoors then this program is for you. This week-long, residential program is designed for high school students completing their sophomore and junior years.
Coolidge Scholarship Program
The Coolidge Scholarship is a full-ride scholarship that covers tuition, room, board, and expenses to an accredited U.S. College. Additionally, the top 100 applicants are also flown to Washington, D.C. and awarded a one-time $1,000 scholarship. Finalists automatically receive a $5,000 scholarship The application is available at:
Washington Youth Tour
Free!! The Washington Youth Tour is a 6-day, all-expense-paid trip to Washington, DC. Kenergy sends three (3) students from its service territory each summer. Student must be a high school junior with at least a 3.0 overall GPA and their primary residence must receive electricity from Kenergy. Applications are available in guidance and are due December 31st.