Marlboro College offers scholarships for governor’s school grads

Students who have completed a governor’s school program and are accepted at Marlboro College in Vermont, are eligible for a $5,000 scholarship toward their tuition.

In 1982, Marlboro President Ellen McCulloch-Lovell, then director of the Vermont Arts Council, helped start the first of the Governor’s Institutes of Vermont (GIV). This year Marlboro is recognizing the unique role governor’s schools such as GIV play in education, and the commitment of participants to engaged learning with a new scholarship program.

“The goal of Marlboro College is to teach students to think clearly and to learn independently,” says Nicole Curvin, dean of admissions at Marlboro. “Graduates of the governor’s schools across the country are well-equipped for this kind of college experience. They have demonstrated a high potential for contributing to the vibrancy of the Marlboro academic community.”

The first governor’s school was started in 1963, when the governor of North Carolina established a residential summer program for gifted high school students. Other states such as Vermont have followed suit with diverse programs all focusing on innovative, non-traditional approaches to learning. “The programs provide young people with intensive, hands-on learning experiences in college settings, inspiring the kind of academic and creative passions that would be well-served by a self-designed course of study at Marlboro,” Curvin says.

Each summer, between 15 and 20 states offer governor’s school programs for high school students, according to the National Conference of Governor’s Schools.

For more information contact Lisa Christensen, Chief Advancement Officer, by email lmchrist@marlboro.edu or by phone at (802) 258-9259.

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