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Application Process

The 2019 Scholarships Process has been completed.


To all students who have received an invitation letter from the Department of Public Instruction, congratulations on being invited to attend the North Carolina Governor's School! 

Whether you have been selected to attend Governor's School East at Meredith College in Raleigh, or Governor's School West at Salem College in Winston-Salem, we can confidently say that you will likely have a life-changing educational and personal experience this coming summer, as thousands of students before you have reported.

Governor's School is a unique program designed specifically for the special needs of gifted and talented students like you. Being invited to Governor’s School is an honor bestowed on only a small number of North Carolina’s high school students each year. Most of us at the Foundation are Governor’s School alumni, so we know what a great summer is in store for you.

Since the 2010 session of Governor’s School, the North Carolina legislature has required that students pay a $500 tuition fee to cover a portion of the costs of the program. The Governor's School Scholarship is meant to ensure that no student is ever forced to turn down acceptance to Governor’s School due to financial constraints. Since 2012, the GS Foundation has offered scholarships to students who demonstrate financial need.

The Governor's School Foundation was proud to have awarded 45 need-based scholarships to Governor's School students in 2018, and over 223 scholarships since their founding in 2012.

IMPORTANT: Only students who have been selected to attend Governor’s School may apply for a GS Foundation scholarship. Please only apply for a scholarship if you have received an invitation letter from the Governor’s School office at the NC Department of Public Instruction.


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Please keep in mind that GS Foundation scholarships are provided by the GS Foundation, not the Department of Public Instruction. DPI has no input into our scholarship decisions, just as the GS Foundation has no input into DPI’s process of determining which students will be selected to attend.