This program is for students pursuing a career in teaching and who are currently enrolled in their second year at an Illinois partner university or community college. To qualify, students must be legal residents of Illinois; plan to be enrolled at a partner university by the fall 2014; and pass the TAP by January 2014 or have achieved an ACT score of 22 including the written portion. If selected as a Golden Apple Pathway Scholar, recipients must earn a bachelor's degree. They must also meet 2.5 GPA program requirements, participate in Golden Apple Summer Institutes, obtain Illinois teacher certification, and teach for five years in an Illinois school of need within seven years of graduation. Golden Apple Pathway Scholars will receive tuition assistance of $5,000 per year for junior and senior years and a $2,000 stipend for each Summer Institute experience. See website for additional details.
How easy is it to apply?
This scholarship has application requirements that could take a lot of time and effort.
How much competition is there?
This scholarship won't have as many applicants as most.