Murray State University has learned it will continue hosting Governor Scholars for three more summers.
A news release says Murray State, which operates a regional campus in Hopkinsville, was selected through a competitive bid process that is open to all private and public universities in Kentucky.
The Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program originated in 1983 with a mission to enhance the next generation of civic and economic leaders, while creating models of educational excellence for teachers and students.
Students must apply to be named Governor’s Scholars and they are judge based on their grades, ACT scores, letters of recommendation and other factors. If selected, the student attends a five week summer program at one of the hosting universities at no cost to their families.
Murray State President Doctor Randy Dunn says the school is very excited to know it will be part of the program through 2015.