Dear Alumni,

We want to hear from you...Seriously!


Want to work at GIA?

Shoot us an email to let us know you're interested and to get more information.  

We  our alumni.

We've been around since 1983, and we are always delighted to hear what life after GIA has been like for you! Follow us on Facebook or Instagram to let us know what you’re up to!

Help us spread the word about GIA by downloading our posters and sharing them in your community. You'll be able to find them here when this year's version becomes available.

Supporting GIA

Did you know that you can also set your Amazon account to automatically donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to GIV? Sign up here and select Governor's Institutes of Vermont for an easy way to donate while you're buying that sweet reindeer sweater/vegetable spiralizer.

Maybe you're feeling grateful and want to do it the old fashioned way. You can always donate directly to GIV!

Scholarship opportunities for GIA alumni:

  • Bennington College (Vermont) 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.

  • Marlboro College (Vermont) Marlboro College is pleased to offer scholarships for students who attend a Governor’s Institute of Vermont. Students who apply and are accepted to the undergraduate program are eligible for a $5,000 scholarship in honor of their commitment to engaged learning and their great potential for contributing to the vibrancy of the Marlboro academic community. For 65 years, Marlboro College has offered students a self-designed undergraduate degree program in the natural sciences, arts, social sciences, humanities and world studies. Currently, 300 students work closely with dedicated faculty and have an active voice in a small self governing academic community. Nestled in the foothills of southern Vermont, the Marlboro campus offers 300 acres of trails, streams, a small organic farm and greenhouse and forest preserves for intellectual exploration and outdoor activities year round. For more information, email Nicole Curvin, Dean of Admissions or call +1 (802) 258-9261

  • Savannah College of Art & Design (Georgia) 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.

  • Mississippi University for Women (Mississippi): 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.

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