Governor's Minority Student College Prep Program
The Somerset Community College (SCC) Governor’s Minority Student College Preparation Program (GMSCPP) is provided for middle school aged students and their families in a nine-county, rural service area of south-Central Kentucky. The program is designed to identify and motivate low-income minority and first generation college-attending youth toward academic excellence in middle and junior high school, with the ultimate goal of increasing the number of prepared underrepresented minority high school graduates who enroll in and graduate from Kentucky colleges and universities. In order to achieve this goal, student participants are encouraged to grow and develop through an intensive two-week summer experience comprised of academic and personal enrichment activities. The areas emphasized during this experience include Math, Science, Reading, Writing, Technology, Career Education, College Knowledge, Physical Fitness, Leadership, Self-Identity and Awareness, Personal Responsibility, Diversity and Global Awareness, Community Leadership and Social Interaction. In addition to the summer experience, the program consists of monthly activities aimed at the areas noted above. Some of the highlights include day trips to locations such as the McConnell Park and the Lexington Arts and Sciences Museum. Another feature of the program includes an overnight trip to the GMSCPP Statewide Conference held at different Kentucky universities each summer. Over the years, the program has grown and continues to serve any student applicant. No one has been excluded from participation due to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, etc.