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

Most Governor’s Institutes have filled for this summer, but you can still apply if you’re interested in Entrepreneurship, Arts (including writing, performing arts, visual arts or other), Environmental Science and Technology, or if you’re a girl interested in Mathematical Sciences. Click here to apply!

Also contact us if you’re interested in being added to the waitlist for:
Hope we see you this summer!


The Governor’s Institutes of Vermont provides prestigious, fun, accelerated learning residencies on college campuses for highly-motivated Vermont teenagers.

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!

Check out our Get to Know GIV Video here!

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


Questions? Reach us anytime at givmail@giv.org or (802) 865-4448.