Harrisburg – Governor Tom Corbett and Team
Pennsylvania Foundation (Team PA) President and CEO Laura Williams today
announced that $450,000 in funding through Team PA has been secured for the
three Pennsylvania Governor’s Schools of Excellence for the summer 2015
Governor’s School for the Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University, the
Governor’s School for Engineering and Technology at Lehigh University and the
Governor’s School for Agricultural Sciences at Penn State University each will
pleased that Team PA has agreed to provide funding to support the Governor’s
Schools for the commonwealth’s best and brightest students,” Corbett
said. “These science, technology, engineering and math programs provide
students with high-quality, hands-on learning that will prepare them to be
future leaders in Pennsylvania’s workforce.”
closed in 2009, the Governor’s Schools were reinstated by Governor Corbett in
summer 2013 with the reopening of the Governor’s School for the Sciences.
2014, Governor Corbett allocated funding for two additional Governor’s Schools:
the Governor’s School for Engineering and Technology and the Governor’s School
for the Agricultural Sciences.
Governor’s Schools are multi-week, residential programs for talented, rising
high school seniors interested in science, technology, engineering and math
pleased to support the efforts of the Department of Education,” Williams
said. “The need for a skilled workforce remains a critical component of
growing Pennsylvania's economy. Team Pennsylvania's history of investing
in STEM initiatives coupled with the Governor's Schools' focus on high-priority
occupations make this a great partnership.”
equitable access to eligible students, those who are selected to attend the
Governor’s Schools receive full scholarships that cover the cost of housing,
meals and all instructional materials.
are responsible for transportation to and from the university, personal items
and spending money. Students must commit to living on campus throughout
the duration of program.
Team PA is
a non-partisan, charitable, non-profit created in 1997 to bridge the gap
between government and the private sector to allow both sides to partner for
the betterment of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The foundation is a
collaboration of the highest levels of public/private leadership to support
Pennsylvania’s goal to be a national leader in education and economic
development. For more information about Team PA visit www.teampa.com.
Department of Education, 717-783-9802
Mentzer, Team PA, 717-233-1375