MGS 2024: The Changemakers

Changemakers drive societal, economic, and environmental progress in today’s rapidly evolving world. They come from diverse backgrounds and engage in activism, innovation, and leadership.

Mississippi Governor’s School (MGS) is a tuition-free residential honors program that offers unique creative and academic experiences to students with exceptional abilities and achievements.

For two weeks each June, MGS invites rising high school juniors and seniors from all over the state to the Mississippi University for Women campus. During their time in the program, MGS scholars take rigorous interdisciplinary courses, engage in team-building exercises, and create lifelong friendships and memories.

MGS will be held June 2-15, 2024.

Student applications are closed for 2024.

Applications for Summer 2025 are due in November and will open September 2024.

Faculty and Staff MGS applications are due mid-January.

What to Expect

MGS 2024 will mark the 43rd session of Mississippi Governor’s School. Learn about how the program began and about the experience you can expect.

History of MGS About the Program

Apply Today

MGS is designed for a limited number of rising high school juniors and seniors who demonstrate exceptional abilities and talents. Learn more about the online application process. We accepted around a third of applicants for 2024’s summer cohort. Please be mindful that this is competitive when completing all steps.

How to Apply