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Applicants must be Florida students in grades 4-12 and compose an essay on the given topic.
In its first year, the Council raised $10,000 and made three scholarship awards.
Now, in its eighth year, the Council has awarded nearly $200,000 in scholarships.
Out of a class of only 48 juniors at Model Laboratory High School, five have been named Governor’s Scholars for 2016.
The school-record quintet will join approximately 1,000 other students from across the Commonwealth for the five-week academic enrichment program this summer, held jointly on three college campuses.Mac Ertel was accepted into the Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs, and Harper Sewells will attend the Gatton Academy.Frisbie, who plans to pursue studies in a science- or math-related field and then a law degree, said his enrollment in EKU classes while at Model had allowed him to “become more responsible and get a feel for what it is like to be in a college environment.Welcome to the Governor's Scholars Program at Morehead State University’s campus.GSP strives to enhance Kentucky's next generation of civic and economic leaders by providing academic and personal growth through the balance of a strong liberal arts program with a full co-curricular and residential life experience.Ertel, who wants to pursue a career as a physician or “something with technology,” said he is excited to have the opportunity at GSE to “create something new that could help society.” Sewells, who will attend The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science, a two-year program for high school juniors and seniors housed at Western Kentucky University, said, “The work ethic required to thrive at Model prepared me for the rigorous application process.” Sewells plans a career in science.A Kentucky Wesleyan education continually proves to be a great value for students who want an academically competitive atmosphere at an affordable cost.The Council partners with the Math Science Innovation Center, which, has served as a regional math and science center since its establishment in 1966, to administer the contest.Last year, the Council received nearly 500 essay submissions and, thanks to the generosity of sponsors, awarded ,000 in scholarships to five Virginia students.The Council has initiated several projects to meet this goal.Academic scholarships are renewable for three years.