Welcome to the Governor’s Institutes of Vermont (GIV) 



The Governor’s Institutes of Vermont creates prestigious, fun, accelerated learning residencies on college campuses for highly-motivated Vermont teenagers. There are 8 Governor’s Institutes coming up in summer 2015, focused on Arts, Engineering, Information Technology and Digital Media, Environmental Science and Technology, Mathematics, Asian Cultures, Current Issues and Youth Activism, and Entrepreneurship.  See the Institute tabs above for more information on each Institute. While each Institute is unique, they share some similarities: they’re all residential, so you live on a college campus and have access to all the resources the college provides – from state-of-the-art labs to studios; they’re all hands-on intense bursts of learning and fun, where you and your new friends who share your interests explore topics in-depth with leading professionals in the field; they’re a chance to try something new, make lasting memories with new friends, and learn more than you can imagine!

If you are a high school student living in Vermont looking for a world-class learning opportunity, GIV is the place for you!


Summer 2015 Application Deadlines for VT residents have passed. Admissions decisions were sent by mail April 15. Don’t forget to check your mailbox!


Check here to learn about late application opportunities.



Deadlines for out-of-state students vary by Institute. Visit the Engineering, Information Technology and Current Issues & Youth Activism Institute pages (under the Institute tab above) for more information.

Please note: The Engineering, Information Technology & Digital Media and Current Issues & Youth Activism Institutes accept out-of-state students. All other Institutes are open to Vermont high school students only. See the Institute tabs above or the Contact page for information for out-of-state students.

Summer is coming!

And so are eight exciting Institutes at college campuses across Vermont. Admissions decisions were sent by mail April 15th. Don’t forget to check your mailbox!

Got questions? Give us a call at (802) 865-4448.

The Governor’s Institutes of Vermont

Empowering young people with intensive, hands-on learning experiences on Vermont college campuses to inspire their academic and creative passions, build confidence and leadership, and expand their sense of possibility.

Check out our Get to Know GIV Video here!