Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois

Scholarship Description:
The Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois is a scholarship program that identifies talented high school seniors, as well as first and second-year college students who have the promise and drive to be excellent teachers in high-need schools across Illinois. We prepare them for immediate and lasting success in the most challenging teaching environments.

Website: Golden Apple Scholars
Application: Access Here (Please Note: the application takes place on another Academic Works system)

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Graduate high school in 2019
  • Complete online application
  • Cumulative 2.5 GPA – school transcripts must be submitted to Golden Apple before applications are considered complete
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen (DACAmented student) and resident of Illinois

Standardized testing requirements:

  • ACT: Composite score of 22 or higher and a minimum score of 6 on the Writing portion OR
  • SAT: Composite score of 1110 (evidence-based reading and writing + mathematics = 1110 or higher) and a minimum score of 26 on writing and language
    (Taking either the ACT or SAT is acceptable. Superscoring is now available on ACT/SAT. If you do not have an overall passing composite score, the highest subject scores from each test will be added and divided by the total number of tests to form a composite score. Please email Licensure@isbe.net if you would like your tests superscored. Visit the ACT website or College Board for upcoming test dates. Scores must be submitted to Golden Apple before applications are considered complete.)

If selected as a scholar, the Completion Requirements are…

Renewable: Yes, for up to 4 years.
Open to DREAMers: No, however open to IL DACAmented students

Deadlines:
Priority Application Deadline – December 1, 2018
Regular Application Deadline – March 1, 2019

Contact Information: please email marcial@goldenapple.org

Award
Up to $23,000
Deadline
03/01/2019