Governor’s School for Sciences reopens at CMU due to donations

The rebirth was made possible by an ambitious group of alumni from the Governor’s School for the Sciences who have spent the past four years fundraising to cover costs.
The group raised $150,000 from private and corporate sponsors, an amount that was matched in a grant from the state Department of Education to provide the funding necessary to operate the program. It is the only one of the eight previous governor’s schools to be reinstated.
The largest donors to the program are EQT Corp., AT&T, PPG and Teva Pharmaceuticals.
The first governor’s school in Pennsylvania was the school for the arts founded in 1973. The Governor’s School for the Sciences was started at CMU in 1982 and ran through 2008.