On Saturday, June 24, Edmonson County homeschooler, Samuel Christopher Boggs, arrived at Murray State University to attend the 35th year of the Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program. Over 1000 students across Kentucky were selected to attend the prestigious residential program at one of its three campuses, Murray, Moorehead, or Northern Kentucky University.
The five-week summer program features 1,000 Kentucky students that are selected yearly based on a thorough application process detailing their academic achievement, extracurricular involvement, volunteerism, and personal integrity.
A Governor's Scholar is awarded thousands of dollars in scholarships from one of the participating 22 colleges or universities in Kentucky, including WKU, UK, and U of L. At minimum, most all of these scholarships cover tuition costs.
Sam has also attended VAMPY at WKU and the American Legion’s Boys State program at Campbellsville University, and feels these experiences have prepared him for the five-week GSP program at Murray. Additionally, Sam will receive substantial scholarship offers from colleges and universities across Kentucky. Although he is not sure yet which university he will attend, he is planning on studying astronomy.
Sam is the son of Chris and Laura Boggs of Bee Spring, and the grandson of Joyce Boggs of Shelbyville, Tennessee.