The Office of the Secretary for Higher Education is inviting high school administrators across the state to identify high-achieving high school juniors to participate in a summer academic and STEM-focused summer residential program – the prestigious Governor’s School of New Jersey.

In a letter to the school community, Dr. Brian K. Bridges, New Jersey’s secretary of higher education, noted that there will be two programs operating in 2023. The Governor’s School of Engineering and Technology hosted at Rutgers University — New Brunswick from July 2, 2023 – July 28, 2023; and the Governor’s School in the Sciences hosted at Drew University from July 16, 2023 – August 5, 2023.

The Governor’s School is open to outstanding, high-achieving juniors who are selected by their high schools. School administrators play an instrumental role in identifying and encouraging potential applicants for these programs. The program is free. 

The applications and information for the Governor’s School in the Sciences and Governor’s School of Engineering and Technology can be found at the following links:

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 13, 2023, for the Drew University program and by Jan. 14, 2023, for the Rutgers University-New Brunswick program.

High schools with up to 325 juniors may submit one application for each of the Governor’s School programs. High schools that have between 326 and 650 juniors may nominate two applicants for each of the two programs and high schools with 651 or more juniors may nominate three applicants for each program.

If you have any questions regarding the application process or programs, please contact the respective program administrators listed below: