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Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois

Golden Apple Foundation

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Scholarship Overview

This program is for students who are interested in a teaching career. Scholarship recipients must participate in Golden Apple Summer Institutes, obtain Illinois teacher certification from one of 52 participating Illinois universities, and teach for five years in an Illinois school of need within seven years of graduation. Golden Apple Scholars will receive $2,500 per year for freshman and sophomore years of college, $5,000 for junior and senior years, and $2,000 stipend for participation in each of four Summer Institute experiences. Students must have score at least a 22 on the ACT, with a 19 in English/Writing. Community college students may apply. See website for complete detail.

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Deadline: Jan 31
Average Award: $23,000
Awards Granted: 250
Renewable: This scholarship is renewable
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