Governor’s Scholars Program 2010 - 2011
What is GSP? • The Governor’s Scholar Program is a five-week uninterrupted residential summer program that takes place on a KY College campus • The Governor''s Scholars Program seeks to help exceptional students: achieve their academic and personal potential; cultivate their leadership capabilities; expand their horizons; and develop the students'' flexibility, creativity and critical thinking. The Program seeks to do this while heightening the students'' sensitivity to future possibilities for themselves, Kentucky, and society. It strives to stimulate, encourage, and reward excellence in Kentucky schools.
Why Should I Apply to GSP? • Gov. Scholars are awarded SCHOLARSHIPS!!! • Visitwww.kygsp.org/Scholarships.aspxto view a sample of the scholarships that are offered to GSP participants. • Opportunity to meet new people, experience college living, and create lasting bonds. • Chance to extend future possibilities of yourself.
Who Can Apply? • If you are an 11th grader • Intend on returning to a KY school next year (not graduating early) • Have taken the ACT, PSAT, or SAT in the 9th, 10th or 11th grades. OR signed up to take the Oct. ACT or PSAT. You are eligible to apply to GSP.
The Application • Located on the GSP website • AND the Counseling Office home page • Requires two essays • Requires at least 2 Teacher Recommendations • Can only be filled out online • Must be typed entirely
Submitting Your Application Application can only be submitted to Mrs. Bruce DEADLINE: DUE DECEMBER 1ST, 2010 NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED!
Teacher Recommendation Forms • Decide which teachers you want to complete your recommendation. • Print out the Teacher Rec. Form, and write your name and the teachers name on it. • Attach a Resume to the form • Give your Resume and the form to the selected teachers ASAP • A two week notice for completing the form is needed, so do not wait on this part.
Help for Completing Application • Essay Help Session will be held in Room 710 on November 4th from 3:30 to 5pm. • Bring a completed draft to the help session. • “Helpful Hints” can be found on the GSP website and the Counseling Office website. This is a step by step guide of what they are looking for on applications. • Guidelines are also located on the CO site. • Guest speaker from GSP will be visiting in October to answer Qs and offer tips.
Frequently Asked Questions Q. What kind of test scores and GPA do I need? A.Your application is scored as an over-all. A certain amount of points is awarded for each score and GPA. There are several pieces of info that are used, that are all important. Our best advice is to take your time on every part of the application, do your best on the essays, and choose teachers who know you well. Q. Will I be able to choose what classes I take at GSP. A. Yes. You will list your options in rank order.
Additional Questions?? If you have more questions or need help with the application, there are several people who can help you. Mrs. Bruce Mrs. Schlich Your Counselor Your English Teacher And Last Year’s Governor’s Scholars
This an Incredible Opportunity! But you don’t have to take our word on it……. Hear it from last year’s Governor’s Scholars: Maggie Schlich Zach Porter Allie Coop Tyler Farquhar Jamisen Routt
Good Luck Tates Creek!!