Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois

The Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois is a teacher preparation and scholarship program for high school seniors, and first- and second-year Illinois college students who have the determination and drive to be excellent teachers in Illinois schools-of-need. We prepare you for immediate and lasting success in the most challenging teaching environments.

Golden Apple Scholars Receive:

  • Tuition support, up to $23,000
  • Paid residential Scholar Institutes that include courses and extensive classroom/work experience
  • Academic and social-emotional support
  • Job placement assistance
  • Mentoring from our award-winning teaching faculty

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Illinois High School Senior, Illinois Partner University Freshman or Sophomore, Illinois Community College Student.
  • U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen (DACA recipients) and resident of Illinois.
  • Be a resident of Illinois (if you are dependent, both you and your parent/guardian must be residents of Illinois)
  • ACT:
    9/1/15 and later – Composite score of 22 or higher and a minimum score of 16 on the Writing portion
    9/10/16 and later – Composite score of 22 or higher and a minimum score of 6 on the Writing portion
  • SAT:
    3/5/16 and later – Composite score of 1110 (evidence-based reading and writing + mathematics = 1110 or higher) and a minimum score of 26 on writing and language
  • Cumulative 2.5 GPA

Deadline:
Priority Deadline: December 15, 2019
Deadline: April 3, 2020

Award
Varies
Deadline
04/03/2020
Supplemental Questions
  1. REFERENCES

    We require two online references with your application.
    • Reference 1
    • Reference 2
  2. SECTION E: COMPLETE ONLY IF YOU ARE A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT

    • E1.) Are you a current high school student who will be graduating in 2020?
    • E2.) What is your current high school?
    • E3.) City:
    • E4) County
    • E5.) Zip Code:
    • E6.) Does your cumulative GPA accurately represent your academic ability?
  3. E7.) If your school is not listed, what is the name of your high school?
  4. If you would like, please elaborate on question E6
  5. SECTION F: COMPLETE ONLY IF YOU ARE ATTENDING A PARTNER UNIVERSITY OR COMMUNITY COLLEGE

    • F1.) Are you currently enrolled as a full-time student at Partner University or Community College?
    • F2.) What is your current institution?
    • F3.) What is your college/university e-mail address?
    • F4.) How many total credit hours do you expect to complete by May 2020?
    • F5.) Does your cumulative GPA accurately represent your academic ability?
    • F6.) Expected graduation date for your Bachelor's Degree?
    • F7.) What high school did you attend?
    • F8.) What year did you graduate from high school?
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