Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois

Created in 1988 by the award-winning teachers of the Golden Apple Foundation, the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois program recruits and prepares a rich ethnic diversity of bright and talented high school graduates for successful teaching careers in schools of need throughout Illinois. Golden Apple Scholars are selected from these distinct paths:- Graduating high school students - Pathway Program: College freshman and sophomores attending a partner university in Illinois or 2nd-year community college students in Illinois Eligibility for high school students:- Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen (DACAmented student) and resident of Illinois- Graduate high school in the upcoming year- Complete online application- Minimum 2.5 GPA - Composite ACT score of 22 or higher and a minimum score of 19 on the combined English/Writing portion - Composite SAT score of 1110 and a minimum score of 26 on writing and language Eligibility for Pathway Program:- Graduated from an Illinois school- Currently attending one of 52 partner universities in Illinois - or - currently attending a community college in Illinois- Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen (DACAmented student) and resident of Illinois- Have passed the TAP or achieved: a composite ACT score of 22; a composite SAT score of 1030 For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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Award Amount: $23,000
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes