WILLIAMSBURG, KY- High school juniors from Whitley, Bell, Wayne, McCreary, and Laurel counties were invited to University of the Cumberlands (UC) on Tuesday, Oct. 10 to hear about the Governor Scholars Program, a program that has occurred every summer since 1983.

Students were greeted by UC President Larry Cockcrum and two other guest speakers. One previous governor scholar spoke about his experience in the program last summer and how it changed his views on himself and his future.

The Governor Scholars Program is a Kentucky program featuring a five-week summer curriculum in which 1,000 students take courses based on their career interests. A student's admission is determined by their academics, school involvement, community volunteerism, their personal integrity, and an essay. Notable alumni of the program include Darlene Hunt (creator of The Big C), J. Scott Jennings (special assistant to George W. Bush), and Thomas Massie (US Representative of KY).

Located in Williamsburg, Kentucky, University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction offering quality undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and online degree programs. Learn more at ucumberlands.edu.