Tennessee Governor's Program

Nashville, TN


Tennessee Governor's Schools provide 12 challenging and high-intensity programs for students currently in the tenth and eleventh grades. 

Students interested in participating in a Governor's Schools program should obtain the application(s) from the school counselor. Nominations for the Tennessee Governor’s Schools must be made by high school counselors or principals. Applications for the 2017 Tennessee Governor’s Schools will be available on this page from Sept. 1 to Dec. 2, 2016. Applications must be postmarked no later than Dec. 2, unless otherwise noted.

Tennessee Governor's programs offer challenging and intensive learning experiences in the following disciplines: Arts, Humanities, International Studies, Engineering, Science, Prospective Teachers, Scientific Exploration of Tennessee Heritage, Business and IT Technology Leadership, Agricultural Science, Computational Physics, and Scientific Models and Data Analysis.

Cost and Session Information

Dates and location vary per program.

The Governor’s Schools are funded by appropriations from the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee. All students attending Governor’s Schools will receive a scholarship which covers the cost of tuition, dorms, and meals; however, some Governor’s Schools have additional student activity fees to defray costs of activities or other non-academic expenses, which are not covered by the scholarship. Need-based financial support may be available in those instances. If transportation or program/activity fees are a financial barrier to attending the Governor’s School, students should contact the director of the school to which they are applying. Note: The Governor’s School for the Arts has a program fee of $2,850 and an activity fee of $350. Accepted students may be awarded either a full program fee scholarship or a partial program fee scholarship or be permitted to attend with no scholarship. Refer to the Governor’s School for the Arts application on the MTSU web site or contact the school for additional information about the program costs and program fee scholarship opportunities.

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