Apply for Governor's Honors Academy

Completed applications are due by March 1, 2021. Complete the following steps for your application to be complete. 

Participant Qualifications

  1. Must attend high school in the State of Utah.
  2. Must be a United States citizen.
  3. Must be a current high school junior.
  4. Must have a cumulative GPA [grades 9-11] of a 3.75 or higher

Participant Application Checklist

Number 1

Fill out the Registration Form


 Number 2

Submit an official high school transcript. Must be emailed or mailed in by your high school.

Email: gha@suu.edu 

Mailed:
Governor's Honors Academy
351 West University Blvd.
Cedar City, Utah 84720

Number 3

In Essay format, answer the following questions as listed: (11pt font, Double-spaced, no more than 3 pages)

Required Question:

  1. A meaningful experience…

Choose 2-3 of the following questions:

  1. What events in your life have defined you for who you are?
  2. Describe a time in your life where you experienced a significant challenge, or failure.
    1. What did you learn about yourself through facing the situation?
  3. Describe how your academic achievements, personal strengths and unique perspective(s) will contribute to the Governor’s Honors Academy.
  4. How do you respond to people who have different ideas, values, and perspectives than you? Please provide with an example.

*This essay is your chance to showcase yourself and is left to a lot of interpretation. Your ability to answer the questions thoughtfully and thoroughly is fundamental to your acceptance. Members of the GHA selection committee want to gain insight of who you are and what you will offer the GHA experience. Please note that this essay will be also assessed according to your use of writing conventions.

Email: gha@suu.edu

Mailed:
Governor's Honors Academy
351 West University Blvd.
Cedar City, Utah 84720

Number 4 

Submit a resume highlighting activities and accomplishments. See example GHA resume.

Email: gha@suu.edu

Mailed:
Governor's Honors Academy
351 West University Blvd.
Cedar City, Utah 84720

Once the application is received participants will be notified via participant email if they are missing any application requirements. They will also be notified once their application is completed.

Application materials for Steps 2, 3, and 4 can be mailed to: Governor's Honors Academy, 351 West University Blvd., Cedar City, Utah 84720 or emailed to: gha@suu.edu 

Questions can be directed to the GHA office at 435-586-7770 or gha@suu.edu