Governor's School for Entrepreneurs

Apply now through Jan. 25, 2021

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While 2020 was unprecedented and filled with unique challenges, as we reflect on the year, we are thankful for all of our partners, stakeholders, parents, entrepreneurs, educators and state leaders.


The GSE team sends warm wishes your way for a very happy holiday season and new year!

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About the GSE Application Process

The GSE Application Process

1 Opportunity Left to Learn More about GSE

Don't miss the last info Session: Dec. 16 from 4-5 p.m. ET

GSE is now accepting applications for the summer 2021 session. GSE has one more virtual information event scheduled on Hopin Wednesday, Dec. 16 from 4 – 5 p.m. EST for prospective applicants and their families to learn about the GSE experience and dive into the application process. The link to register for the info session is below.


GSE brings teens together from across Kentucky, immerses them in a creative space, and arms them with the tools they need to unleash their entrepreneurial spirits. Participants gain vital entrepreneurial skills through the program to use as they enter the workplace or continue into higher education, and they develop a valuable network of mentors and fellow entrepreneurs.


In addition, as a direct result of their participation in GSE, entrepreneurs qualify for some $3 million in scholarship opportunities from Kentucky's universities and colleges.


To date, 13 new businesses have been launched by young alumni of the GSE program. Others have filed for multiple patents and developed new ideas and relationships that sow the seeds for more business formation


This free, prestigious program will take place on Northern Kentucky University's campus in the summer of 2021. All current 9th, 10th, and 11th-grade students are welcome to apply.

GSE Is Hiring 2021 Summer Staff

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GSE is hiring team leaders to help mentor student business teams. Entrepreneurially minded teachers and graduate students make great Team Leaders.


GSE is hiring resident advisors to supervise the recreational and living activities of the students. GSE is looking for mature, energetic and fun-loving undergraduate and graduate students to join its residence staff.


GSE is hiring digital media artists to handle photography, film and social media during the session.


All positions are paid, and room and meals are provided. Interested applicants should apply online.

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The Governor's School for Entrepreneurs is normally hosted by Northern Kentucky University. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, GSE 2020 was a virtual experience. Learn more about NKU at https://www.nku.edu/

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The Governor's School for Entrepreneurs

Igniting the Entrepreneurial Mindset of Kentucky Teens