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, Environmental Science and Technology, Mathematics, Asian Cultures, Current Issues and Youth Activism, and Entrepreneurship.  Any Vermont student can ask his/her school guidance counselor for referral to a Governor’s Institute for an unforgettable experience of extreme learning and extreme fun. Learn about the process under the Apply Now tab.

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

Apply to GIV today!



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.

 GIV’s 2015 Program Season has Begun!

GIV’s two Winter Weekends at Goddard College and Marlboro College were a huge success! 102 high school students from across Vermont came together to create encouraging learning communities, explore something new and have a great time! You can see photos from the Goddard College Winter Weekend here or photos form both weekends on our Winter Weekend page.

Now that Winter Weekends are over, it’s time to think summer! Calling Vermont high school students (currently in grades 9-11): find your school contact and application deadline here and apply to GIV today!


Summer may seem far off, but it’s not!  Summer applications are now online!

Read more about each of your eight exciting opportunities to spend time with GIV via the Institute tab above. Find your school’s contact and deadline here and apply today!

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!