Governor’s Scholars Program off to an exciting start
RELEASED: June 26, 2008
DANVILLE, KY—Thanks to two anonymous $50,000 donations, Centre’s Governor’s Scholars Program has expanded its enrollment for 2008 and allowed a total of 28 more Kentucky students to participate in the venerated 25-year-old program.
Twenty-two students were added to Centre’s roster, bringing the total Scholars who arrived on campus June 22 to 369.
International studies will be the focus of this year's program for the outstanding rising seniors who make up GSP. Many of the faculty, staff and resident assistants have had experience teaching, studying and living overseas in countries such as Japan, Russia, Nigeria and Vietnam.
During five weeks of intellectual and social exploration, GSP mixes a busy academic schedule in the sciences, social studies, and humanities with a full enrichment and residential-life experience. The subject matter ranges 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 offerings taught at GSP.
The program, which began in 1983 on Centre's campus, has grown to around 1,100 students each summer on three GSP campuses. This year, scholars will study at Centre, Morehead State University, and Bellarmine University.
The program on Centre's campus includes 21 faculty members, who are drawn competitively from colleges, universities and high schools in Kentucky and across the nation. The eight office staff members and 21 resident assistants, many of them former Governor's Scholars, are students at a variety of colleges and universities.
Check each Thursday for new GSP Web stories at www.centre.edu, and check back each weekday for updated photos and journal entries at 2008 GSP Centre.
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