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Georgia Southern University to Host 2023 Governor’s Honors Program

Hundreds of the state’s best and brightest rising high school juniors and seniors will flood Georgia Southern University’s Statesboro Campus during the summer of 2023 to participate in the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program (GHP), the state’s most prestigious four-week, residential summer program.

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The GHP provides students with academic, cultural and social enrichment and covers all tuition fees and boarding costs. Students apply to attend GHP for a variety of majors in academic studies or fine arts and have the opportunity to develop personally and academically by selecting an additional elective outside of their major area.

When the contract came up for renewal, Georgia Southern submitted a proposal to host the program.

“We are thrilled for the opportunity to host the Governor’s Honors Program at Georgia Southern,” said Georgia Southern University President Kyle Marrero. “Having these students on our campus will allow us to showcase our spectacular facilities and academic programs. We look forward to welcoming these students and their families.”

The dates for the 2023 program are June 18 through July 15, 2023. Students can find out more information and apply at

“For years, the Governor’s Honors Program has provided its students the opportunity to pursue their academic and artistic interests and grow as the next generation of leaders,” said Governor Brian Kemp. “I am confident Georgia Southern University, President Kyle Marrero and his staff will provide an excellent campus experience for Governor’s Honors Program students, and I look forward to the future of this prestigious program at the home of the Eagles.”

While GHP students are in Statesboro, they will live in Georgia Southern residence halls, eat in the dining facilities and learn in college classrooms, labs, studios and performance venues. GHP says the program offers instruction that is significantly different from the typical high school classroom. It is designed to provide students with academic, cultural and social enrichment necessary to become the next generation of global critical thinkers, innovators and leaders.

Students attend classes in the mornings and afternoons in specific areas of study, and they participate in a wide variety of social and instructional opportunities every evening. The only required and expected costs to the students are travel expenses, a few basic supplies for classes and rooms, and spending money as desired during the program.


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