Centre welcomes Kentucky Governor’s Scholars to campus
June 25, 2010 By Abby Malik
Program at Centre arrived Sunday, June 27.
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On Sunday, June 27, 354 Kentucky Governor's Scholars Program students arrived on Centre College's campus for the 2010 GSP session from June 27 to July 31.
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Celebrating its 27th year, GSP mixes a busy academic schedule in the sciences, social studies and Humanities with a full enrichment and residential-life experience. Class subjects range from cultural anthropology to physical science to non-traditional subjects. The science of cooking, Ukrainian dance, puppet-making and Japanese children's games have been among the creative classes at GSP.
The program, which began in 1983 on Centre's campus, has grown to around 1,100 students each summer on three campuses. (This year, scholars will study at Centre, Murray State University and Bellarmine University.)
Centre and GSP have more than a campus in common. The faculty/student relationships, the thirst for knowledge and the close-knit community characterize the experiences of both the College and the Governor's Scholars Program.
Scholars find that Centre offers a community of faculty and like-minded peers similar to what they've experienced at GSP. This is no doubt due in part to Centre's high percentage of students who were also Governor's Scholars; many students find that being on campus for GSP makes Centre feel like home, and many are eager to return as Centre students.
Governor's Scholars from any of the three campuses are encouraged to visit Centre on their own or to attend any of the open houses Centre hosts throughout the year. In addition, Centre guarantees that any GSP/GSA alumna or alumnus who is admitted to the College, is in the top 10 percent of his/her high school class and has at least a 28 ACT (or SAT equivalent) will be recognized with, at minimum, a $10,000 scholarship.