The Governor’s School for the Sciences and Engineering (GSSE) is an enrichment program for outstanding students from Tennessee high schools who seek advanced study in the sciences, mathematics and engineering. Students accepted into this program are expected to display very high standards of scholarship, desire for learning, reliability, and deportment. The Tennessee Governor’s Scholars are registered students of The University of Tennessee and guests of the State of Tennessee.
Rising high school juniors and seniors are selected from all over the State of Tennessee to participate in this learning program. Students are accepted on the basis of high school grades, recommendations, and personal statements of background and interest.