• Pennsylvania Governor's School


    Due to deep cuts in the state budget, the Pennsylvania Governor's Schools are no longer funded publically. However, two of the host institutions have taken on the task of keeping a few of these summer opportunities open and available to select high school juniors and sophomores. Some of the programs have a tuition cost and some do not.


    Please click on the links below for application information if interested.


    The University of Pittsburgh Health Career Scholars Academy


    The world of health care has evolved well beyond the traditional image of physicians, nurses, and hospitals. The issues of how health care is managed, where it takes place, and who delivers it are contributing to an explosion of information and career opportunities. Increasingly, the field demands highly skilled, knowledgeable practitioners who can work collaboratively on multidisciplinary teams, who are well versed in the economic, cultural, and personal implications for patients, and who understand the needs of rural, urban, and undeserved regions. The UPHCSA introduces students to the health care field, emphasizing delivery systems, primary care, prevention, public health, healthy communities, and career options. Please go to this link for more information on this program.


    Lehigh University's Global Entrepreneurship


    Entrepreneurship is defined as the organizing and managing of a business undertaking. In the global economy that grew up in the latter part of the 20th century, it became imperative that successful entrepreneurs maintain a worldview and interact with an international culture. Lehigh University's Global Entrepreneurship was initiated to expose talented high school students to the creative processes and effective business practices that will inspire future business leaders. Please go to this link for more information on this program.


     Governor's School for the Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University


    The 5-week summer residential program for talented high school students will include PGSS’s historically rigorous science and mathematics curriculum which emphasizes cooperative learning and hands-on laboratory research. The student applicant must be a current junior (11th grade) at the time of application and must be a resident of Pennsylvania, attending a public, charter, cyber or non-public secondary school, or be home-schooled.

    Admission to PGSS is at no charge to the student. At this time, the program is fully funded by PGSS Campaign through the generosity of alumni, parents and friends of the program and grants we have been able to garner. Scholarship includes housing, meals, and all instructional materials. Families are responsible only for cost of transportation to and from the program, personal items and spending money. Students must commit to being in residence on the Carnegie Mellon University campus for the duration of the program.

    Although there is no fee to apply, the application process is similar to that of a college application with several essays and recommendations required as well as a transcript and parent permission. Students do not have to be in a gifted program but are expected to meet high levels of excellence in science and mathematics. Approximately 60 students from across Pennsylvania will be accepted, with at least one eligible student admitted from each Intermediate Unit.

    Application forms and more information are available at this link.


    Pennsyvania School for Excellence in the Agricultural Sciences at Penn State University

     The Pennsylvania School for Excellence in the Agricultural Sciences (PSEAS) has deep roots, blooming out of what was formerly known as the Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Agricultural Sciences.

    The College of Agricultural Sciences at Penn State first hosted this enrichment program in 1986. Over the years, this special program has impacted over 1600 participants in exploring college life and the expansive and diverse fields of agricultural science and natural resources. This is a four-week residential program held primarily at University Park campus for academically talented and gifted high school rising seniors from throughout Pennsylvania.

    When: July 5 to July 31, 2020

    Where: Penn State University Park campus

    The program will take place on the University Park Campus of Penn State this summer and will host a variety of opportunities for our PSEAS scholars. Please browse this site to learn more about School for Excellence and the activities it will offer to its scholars this year. Application forms and more information are available at this link.