Student Opportunities


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; and they’re a chance to try something new, make lasting memories with new friends, and learn more than you can imagine!

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!  


The 2019 Institutes include:

Architecture, Design and Building
Asian Cultures
Current Issues & Youth Activism
Environmental Science & Technology
Health & Medicine
Information Technology & Digital Media
Mathematical Sciences
Winter Weekend
Young Writers

  The deadline to apply is March 14h.

Questions? Reach us anytime at or (802) 865-4448.Copyright 1983-2014 GOVERNOR’S INSTITUTES OF VERMONT 4049 Williston Road, Suite 4 South Burlington, VT 05403 


Dear High-Stepping Daughters & Sons of the Word Road,

You are once again cordially invited to attend a weekend of writing workshops, craft sessions, and open mic at the CHAMPLAIN COLLEGE YOUNG WRITERS' CONFERENCE, MAY 24-26. Now in our nineteenth year, our doors are open to high school students who wish to share their passion for story, drama, and song with their writerly brothers and sisters—and with celebrated New England authors. We offer three days of readings, improv, Moth storytelling, poetry slams, literary jazz/blues fusion, and extended friendship on the hillside campus of Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont.

OUR 2019 KEYNOTE SPEAKER IS AWARD-WINNING SINGER, SONGWRITER, & COMPOSER, MOIRA SMILEY. Moira's work can be heard on BBC TV & radio, NPR, PBS, ABC Australia's Books & Arts, in feature films, and on more than sixty albums. She performs regularly with her group, VOCO, and has toured with leading artists around the world—including tUnE-yArDs, Paul Hillier's Theater of Voices, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, KITKA, the Irish super-group Solas, grammy-winning pianist, Billy Childs, The Lomax Project, and the New World Symphony. Recent solo performances include TED, Stravinsky's Les Noces, and the London Proms Festival. In 2018, Moira released her latest solo album and choral songbook, Unzip The Horizon, and an upcoming concert at Carnegie Hall will be devoted to her work.

The APPLICATION DEADLINE of March 8 is fast approaching and the blue lights are flashing. If you have a tale to spin, or a story to share, please visit our website:




                 For Vermont Middle & Secondary Students –Feb 2019 - summer 2019


2019 Student Entrepreneurship Day – For High School/Career Tech Students - Feb 5

Montpelier – Capitol Plaza Hotel - Entrepreneurship crosses all disciplines - “Vermont Entrepreneurs…Creating Solutions”.

Governor to speak and present Entrepreneurship Proclamation; hear from young successful VT Entrepreneurs; fun, hands on

activity; awards for entrepreneurial visual media competition - FREE. Contact: Laurel Butler-

Important - Student groups contact: Susan Ladd –

Bridge Building (STEM) Competition – and Crushing!

For High School - March 22 - and Middle School - April 4 – Vermont Tech College - Randolph Center Campus

Before event dates students build bridges out of Popsicle sticks – then judged on: aesthetics, design, presentation, load carrying capacity, and predicted failure point. No cost to enter, Free lunch and t-shirts - plus scholarship to top performers. For details: Contact: John Diebold -

Try a Major Day  For High School/Career Tech Students – May 5 –Vermont Tech College -  Randolph Center Campus -  Designed to let students experience first-hand and “try-out” Vermont Tech’s program majors alongside current students and faculty, includes complimentary lunch. FREE Details available at: Contact: Cory Lussier –

GIV Entrepreneurship Institute - socially responsible - creating solutions

For students entering 10the - 12th grades - Governor’s Institutes of Vermont (GIV) - residential institute hosted & co-sponsored by Vermont Tech College - Randolph Center Campus - July 6 -12

An innovative, fun “hands-on” program - students learn to develop an “entrepreneurial mindset” and what it takes to create a business or be more successful in their career pathway and the workplace. Sliding scale tuition (some pay as little as $10 for entire week) – Option to earn 3 college credits using dual enrollment vouchers.  Contact: Laurel Butler -

Rosie’s Girls STEM Leadership Camp – residential camp

For girls entering 9th-10th grades - July 7-11 – Vermont Tech College - Randolph Center Campus A fun “hands-on” exploration into STEM (science, technology, engineering, math - plus some arts) career opportunities. Affordable– many scholarships Contact: Fianna Barrows –

Coder Camp for Girls - July 15 -19 – Vermont Tech College - Williston Campus - day camp

For girls entering 7th – 10th grades An experiential coder camp where girls can translate their creativity into a computer program using SCRATCH and other software programs – many scholarships. Contact: Laurel Butler

Advanced Coder Camp – July 22-26 – Vermont Tech College - Williston Campus – day camp

For girls and boys entering 7th – 10th grades – Campers with some programming background dive deeper into programming – developing simple Android applications using Java and xml – many scholarships. - Contact: Laurel Butler –

Computer Day Camp- Summer 2019 (stay tuned for dates) – Upper Valley/Randolph – day camp

Brand NewVermont Tech Camp for girls and boys entering 7th – 10th grades – focus: Coding & Web Design

UVM Pre-College Programs

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U.S. Coast Guard

Seniors - "Are you interested in a challenging career with the U.S. Coast Guard, The World's Premier Military Maritime Law Enforcement Agency? If so, please contact us today through our website or contact us here in the office at 207-761-4307."

Contact name is MK1 Jason H. Hahn

2017/2018 Pittsford Fire Department’s Cadet Program Enrollment Announcement

The Pittsford Fire Department’s cadet program is currently accepting applications. If you’re a high school student 14 to 17, live in Pittsford, want to serve your community and are interested in learning the skills to become a firefighter, we want to talk to you.  For more information about the program, pick up an application in the guidance office or contact cadet program advisor Jason Davis at 747-8184.