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Summer Residential Governor's School for Life Sciences and Medicine


Application to the Governor’s School for Life Sciences and Medicine begins at the home school for each student. Typically each school will open nominations to the Summer Governor’s School programs in the fall. Each school will have its own unique process for selection, but generally will include input from teachers and guidance counselors. Selected students are then approved at the division level before their applications reach the state level.

If you or your child is interested in learning how to apply for the Governor’s School for Life Sciences and Medicine program, please contact your school counselor and/or visit the Virginia Department of Education website.

VCU Life Sciences cannot answer questions regarding the application process. Please forward all inquiries to your high school guidance counselor or the current state specialist for Virginia Governor’s Schools.



Virginia Commonwealth University
VCU Life Sciences
P.O. Box 842030
1000 W. Cary St.
Richmond, Virginia 23284-2030
Phone: (804) 827-5600
Email: lifesci@vcu.edu
Updated: 09/29/2011