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UVa-Wise Governor's School Student Application

Summer 2019 Program runs June 16th through July 6th
(Participating students must be in attendance through the duration of the program.)


We are looking for driven and responsible students who have demonstrated mature and significant achievement in theater—onstage or behind the scenes. Generally, these students should also excel academically, particularly in communication, English and the humanities. This program is focused on bringing Shakespeare’s texts into performance. It is intense and demanding, both intellectually AND physically! Students will be involved in strenuous activity for significant portions of the day for three weeks straight. So, lots of energy and a positive attitude are fundamental to a successful candidate for the program. Students who come without such willingness hinder the morale and progress of the entire program and preclude other students from participating. As this is a residential program for which students receive college credit, participants are required to remain on campus throughout the entire 3 weeks of the program. Please consider these factors in your nomination/application.


This application form may completed by a teacher, administrator, the student applicant or the applicant’s parent.  An official of the school district (usually the gifted coordinator) will rank multiple applicants from their district once the submission deadline has passed, if needed.   

Please use this form to nominate each student for participation in the UVa-Wise Governor's School in Theater Arts. Fields with asterisks are required. Please contact with any questions.

School District Information
Students who have previously attended the UVa-Wise Governor's School are welcome to apply to participate for a second year. However, priority is afforded to new students before returning students can be invited to fill any openings.
Student Applicant Information
The UVa-Wise Governor's School program is only available to current Sophomores and Juniors.
Phone Number at which the student applicant can be reached.
Please double-check entry. A copy of this form will be emailed to this address once submitted.

Residential/Mailing Addresses:

Please list the student Nominee's mailing address.  If the nominee's mailing address is different from his or her residential address, please click on the link at the bottom of the input box and enter the nominee's residential address (for use only in the event of an emergency).

To be eligible, Governor's School students must reside in the state of Virginia.
Teacher's/Director's Evaluation Information
Please provide contact information for a theater, speech, or similar teacher/coach, who can submit an evaluation of the student's work in that field. If the evaluator does not have an email address, please enter alternative contact information. The evaluation can be completed at .
Select all that apply
Theater Specific Information
Participating students are required to participate in all aspects of the Governor's School program and consequently must be available throughout the dates of the program. Please select a description of the student nominee's availability currently.
The UVa-Wise Governor's School in Theater Arts is an intellectually and physically demanding program. While we welcome and encourage students of diverse physical abilities, physical stamina (regardless of ability) is a requirement of every student in the program. Classes and rehearsals generally extend through a 12-hour day six days a week during which students are required to remain physically active, intensively at times. Please use one of the buttons above to best describe the student's capability with respect to this demand for physical stamina.
Citizenship Status/Demographic information
NOT REQUIRED-Optional Demographic information.
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