The Governor’s Institutes of Vermont (GIV) has just opened applications for the 2023 offerings of their residential summer programs. Passionate Vermont 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students are invited to apply for the experience of a lifetime!

GIV Institutes take place on Vermont college campuses and give their attendees the opportunity to dive deep into a topic of interest for an intensive 1-2 weeks. Each Institute is focused around a career-oriented topic including Arts, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Science & Technology, Global Issues & Youth Action, Health & Medicine, Mathematical Sciences, and Technology & Design.

At GIV, students learn from industry professionals, participate in hands-on projects, and explore career options - all while having fun and making friends! These programs are designed to be affordable to all Vermont families with scholarships that allow students to pay as little as $10 to attend.

“[My child] gained more confidence, made excellent connections, and tried new things at Governor’s Institutes of Vermont,” said one parent of a 2022 Arts student. “The confidence they had in themselves after being there cannot be overstated.”

Last summer was one of GIV’s biggest years ever, welcoming 487 students from 72 high schools. This year, for its 40th Anniversary, the organization plans to serve even more students and reach young people from all corners of Vermont.

To learn more about GIV’s 2023 summer Institutes, please visit or email with any questions. Students can visit to fill out a simple application now! The deadline is March 31.

The Governor’s Institutes of Vermont is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that welcomes business sponsorships and individual donations to help fund GIV’s efforts to deliver high quality programming to all interested Vermont students, regardless of their family’s finances. In 2022, more than 80% of students needed financial assistance. If you are in a position to give, please call 802-865-4448 or visit