What is the Governor’s School for the Sciences & Engineering (GSSE)?
GSSE is a 4-week on-campus residential program that provides the opportunity for advanced study, laboratory experience, research in modern science and mathematics, and an immersive college experience. GSSE will only be held in-person on the beautiful campus of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. There will be no virtual option. Learn more about GSSE here.
All students take the common “STEM in the morning” classes and their choice of an additional afternoon STEM class that suits their interest. Please visit our academic curriculum site to learn more.
Who can apply?
GSSE is for rising high school juniors and seniors (current sophomores and juniors) who reside in the State of Tennessee. **GSSE only accepts application through our online application system.
How many students are selected?
For the 2023 GSSE program, around 75 students will be selected for a full scholarship position. A limited number of partially-funded positions will be available to students not selected for one of the 75 full scholarship positions. GSSE funding supports housing, meals, instructional materials, and activities for full scholarship students. A portion of those costs will be covered for partially-funded students.
What is it like to attend GSSE?
Check out the photos here to see what the 2021 GSSE program was like!
2024 GSSE Application
The 2024 GSSE application is NOW OPEN! Click HERE for application details.
2024 GSSE RA Applications
We are now taking RA applications for the 2024 program! Complete your application here: 2024 RA App. Applications are due March 1, 2024.
|October 20, 2023||Application open date|
|January 15, 2024||Applications due|
|March 1, 2024||Announcement of Scholars|
|June 2-29, 2024||GSSE program dates|
2022 GSSE Scholars
A list of the 2022 GSSE scholars can be found here.
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