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What do I need to do after applying?
How do I apply?

Print and mail the Application by May 20th, 2023. The Application can be found under the "Apply" tab starting January 1, 2023. 

When is Keystone Girls State?

The 2023 Session will be June 18-23, 2023 at Shippensburg University.

Before coming to KGS, you must fill out the Parent Packet, which includes your Health and Travel Information that must be handed in at registration. If you are eligible, apply to the Samsung Scholarship before coming to KGS and bring a hardcopy of your application to registration. Finally, make sure to print the citizen manual and bring a copy to KGS.

When is registration?

Registration will be from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM on June 18, 2023.

Can I leave campus after registration?

No. Once you have finished registration, you may not leave campus. We recommend that you eat lunch with your family before you arrive. 

What if I forget something I need for KGS?

If a citizen forgets an item from home, arrangements will be made so that a counselor or dean may run to the local CVS to replace the item. If that is the case, we advise that citizens bring extra money with them to KGS in case of an emergency.

What are the living arrangements at KGS?

Citizens will be living in Naugle Hall at Shippensburg University. Each floor is divided into counties: Red, White, and Blue, respectively. Each floor is then divided into two cities, with a maximum of 30 students per city. Each citizen will most likely have one roommate, and their own bathroom in their room to share with their roommate.

Do I need to pay for meals?

No. Citizens will be eating in Reisner Dining Hall for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Citizens are allowed to eat in the dorm as long as they clean up any and all trash.

What if I have food allergies?

Reisner Dining Hall has all food marked in case of food allergies. If you have any food allergy inquiries be e-mailed directly to the executive chef, Jerry Howerin. His e-mail is

Should I bring spending money?

Yes. Throughout the week, each city will be running their own businesses selling snacks, drinks, and other KGS commodities. If you would like to purchase any drinks, food, t-shirts, you will need cash. Do your best to get cash out before arriving to Shippensburg, but there is an ATM available on campus if you run out during the week. 

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