We're always delighted to hear what life after GIV has been like for our alumni, so reach out and let us know how you're doing and what you're up to!
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our 40th Anniversary Event on July 29th, 2023!
The best way to make GIV last a lifetime is to keep in touch! You’ve got your own group of friends, but GIV also maintains a Facebook page where graduates from every generation can connect and share favorite memories and photos. Stop in and say hi!
Did one of your friends tell you about your Institute before you came? Maybe a brother or sister? Did you have an amazing experience? Now it’s your turn to spread the word. Let your friends know about your GIV experience and what they can gain by going!
You can also let your classmates know about GIV by participating in an information session at your high school, or writing a letter to your school or community newspaper about your experience. Be sure to let us know what you’re doing, and if you’d like to get involved in promoting GIV on a deeper level!
Interested in contributing to GIV as a part time volunteer? Check out our volunteer page for more info on how you can help make the GIV magic happen!
Follow your passions by taking what you have learned at GIV and sharing it with the world!
Did you know that there are automatic college scholarships available to graduates of GIV? Bennington College will provide between $5,000 and $10,000/year to any GIV matriculants. Other colleges nationwide also offer scholarships that you’re automatically eligible for if you matriculate at that school.
Get more info at the National Conference of Governor’s Schools website.
If you are still in high school, summer is always right around the corner at GIV! Choose a new Institute or return to an Institute you attended to explore new subjects within the offerings.
Want to be involved with the Institutes in and after college? Stay in touch with your Institute Director and consider returning as a staff member!
Bennington College will award an annual $10,000 merit scholarship to accepted students who have completed one of the Governor’s Institutes of Vermont. The scholarship honors the memory of Andrea Diehl—a graduate of the Bennington College’s MFA program, former Director of Communications at the College, and Trustee of GIV—and recognizes and supports students whose exemplary commitment to learning has been evidenced by their choice to engage in college-level immersion learning in their spare time.
SCAD offers the Artistic Honors Scholarship: A $5,000 per year scholarship is awarded by the college to a limited number of accepted students who have won first place in the Congressional Art Competition, have participated in selected Governor’s Honors Programs, Governor’s Schools, or other similar approved programs (such as GIA), or who have demonstrated outstanding artistic ability through portfolio presentation as judged by the Scholarship Review Committee.
The Mississippi University for Women (host of the Mississippi Governor’s Schools) offers a $500 scholarship to any student from any state who attended a Governor’s School.
We work to support our alumni long after their experiences with GIV in their educational, personal, and career goals! Check out some of these exciting opportunities for college-bound and career-bound young Vermonters!
Please reach out to us if you’d be interested in sharing your experience at GIV for our “Alumni Story” video series!
We’d love to hear more about your experience and share it in writing, with photo memories, or with a video!
These stories inspire us and help new generations of GIV Alumni learn about the experience.
Let your local legislator know how much GIV means to you!
Alumni who voice their experience to legislators are invaluable towards getting support from our local government officials.
Please reach out to us at [email protected] if we can help by mailing printed versions of any of our publications.
In the name of staying connected with alumni and continuing to cultivate the wider GIV community, GIV maintains an alumni council!
At our monthly virtual meetings, council members are consulted on outreach practices and promotion, and encouraged to take on the volunteer projects they have energy for – everything from hosting GIV get togethers, to coordinating logistics for one day events, to spearheading information sessions at local schools and organizations. Council members are ambassadors and confiants, deeply involved in what makes the GIV magic happen.
Members of the council will also gain access to a wider network of professionals, mentors, and peers through GIV’s robust community of alums; contribute to creating and furthering GIV’s culture; lend their voice and perspective to GIV’s growth; and get to spice up their resume with some volunteer work at a prestigious Vermont non-profit!