Governor's School of Excellence

Applications Now Being Accepted for the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University. The Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University is now accepting applications from high school juniors for the summer 2021 program. PGSS is an intensive, five-week summer residential program, which emphasizes cooperative learning and hands-on laboratory research, for 56 talented high school juniors pursuing careers in science and mathematics. The program offers an enrichment experience in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The goal of the program is to encourage Pennsylvania’s youth to pursue careers in STEM-related fields. Accepted applicants will receive a full scholarship to the program. Costs are underwritten through matching funds provided by PGSS Campaign, Inc., the school’s alumni, Carnegie Mellon University, parents and corporations. Awarded scholarships will cover the costs of housing, meals and all instructional materials.  Families are responsible for transportation to and from the university, personal items and spending money.  Students must commit to living on campus at Carnegie Mellon University throughout the duration of the program.

Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Sciences

When:  July 4, 2021 to August 6, 2021

Where:  TBA: either via Zoom or on the campus of Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Who May Apply: The program is open to high school juniors at time of application who attend a public, nonpublic, and private school or are homeschooled. 

Deadline to Apply: Completed applications must be emailed per instructions on the website http://sciences.pa-gov-schools.org no later than January 31, 2021.  Applications emailed after this date and time will be disqualified. For additional information about the program and to complete an application, visit  http://sciences.pa-gov-schools.org


Waiting additional information: 

The University of Pittsburgh Health Career Scholars Academy (UPHCSA), the Iacocca Global Entrepreneurship Intensive at Lehigh University, and the Pennsylvania School for Excellence in Agricultural Sciences at Penn State are accepting applications for the 2018 summer programs. Current high school sophomores and juniors are encouraged to apply.  Application due date is February 15, 2018 but all are encouraged to apply early.

These programs continue to successfully meet the need for high-achieving students in the state of Pennsylvania, despite the state’s budget cuts.   The enrichment programs are second to none in providing the experience and skill set needed for students who will be applying to college and are looking for the edge towards their future careers. The programs have maintained the same curriculum and selectivity as the former Governor’s Schools. 

Applications and further information for the University of Pittsburgh Health Career Scholars Academy can be found at www.hcsa.pitt.edu. 

Applications and further information for the Global Entrepreneurship program can be found at http://global.lehigh.edu/iacocca.

Applications and further information for the Pennsylvania School for Excellence in Agricultural Sciences can be found at http://agsci.psu.edu/school-for-excellence. 

For specific questions, please contact Diane Shepherd, Director, PSGE at dqs206@lehigh.edu or Karen Narkevic, Director, UPHCSA at pgshc@pitt.edu.