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 2021
  • 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 (Optional):
Please note: Standardized test scores are optional and not required for acceptance to the program this year.

  • 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

If selected as a scholar, the Completion Requirements are…

Priority Deadline: December 15, 2020
Deadline: April 1, 2021

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

Up to $23,000