Thank you for supporting your students as they apply for GIV! We know you work so hard to inspire and challenge them.
“ The Institutes are a chance for our students to delve deep into the study of something they are passionate about. It gives them leadership opportunities and a sense of ownership in what they do and accomplish. It is a great, intensive program that enriches the academic lives of students that attend.”
By supporting students in attending GIV, you are giving your students a summer they’ll never forget. Our Institutes are defined by powerful learning, lifelong friendships, and exposure to whole new horizons for their futures. We are incredibly grateful for your initiative and support.
The student application process asks students to elect two non-parent adults for recommendations. These adults will be sent a recommendation form via email that allows the reviewer to speak to a student’s strengths.
Once a student submits their application, a review form is also sent to each school’s Talent Scout.
Student Applications are due by March 31, 2023.
Talent Scout reviews and recommendations from 2 non-parent adults are due by April 8, 2023.
Have questions about the application process? Please contact us at [email protected] or (802) 865-4448.
Beyond the answers a student provides, there are two parts to our application process: recommendations and reviews. Each school has one or more “Talent Scouts” who receive notifications when students from their school apply. These Talent Scouts are encouraged to provide a short review of that student’s ability to participate.
Talent Scouts are invited to review their applicants using a rating system (indicate if a student would be a “perfect fit,” a “good fit,” or if they might not do well at GIV). Talent Scouts are welcome to provide further context about student’s qualities or concerns by reaching out to us confidentially at [email protected].
Student applicants are also asked to elect TWO non-parent adults to act as Recommenders. Recommenders will be sent an email inviting them to recommend the specific student. Students are asked to enter these emails, so in the event that a recommendation request is not received, please ensure the email was entered correctly. Talent Scouts are welcome to act as both recommenders and Talent Scout reviewers!
Student applications are open now through March 31st, 2023. Late applications cannot be accepted.
Recommendations and Talent Scout Reviews are due April 7th, 2023. We love to have recommendations and reviews in by March 31st as well, but will be offering a grace period through April 7th to accommodate folks helping last-minute applicants.
Thank you for supporting Vermont students in attending GIV and having the experience of a lifetime!
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Are you wondering if GIV is a good fit for a student you know? To attend, students must have:
It’s also worth keeping in mind that GIV is fully committed to student physical and mental accessibility. Though not every student will be a good fit for our programs, we encourage you not to avoid recommending students based on physical or mental challenges, language barriers, or academic achievement. For more information on how GIV can accommodate your students’ specific needs, please reach out to [email protected].
Talent Scouts will be notified of all students from their school who apply and will be prompted to provide a brief review of those students’ readiness to participate in GIV. Although the review process is appreciated, the 2 non-parent recommendations that students elect themselves is the most important element of the application process to get to know students in greater detail.
Thank you to all of our Talent Scouts for their efforts that support students who apply to GIV!
Please reach out to us at [email protected] if you have any questions about our Talent Scout connections.