Do you believe in the power of great teaching?
Golden Apple is your answer.
The Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois is a teacher preparation and scholarship program for high school seniors, and first- and second-year Illinois college students who have the determination and drive to be excellent teachers in Illinois schools-of-need. We prepare you for immediate and lasting success in the most challenging teaching environments.
Tuition support, up to $23,000
Paid Scholar Institutes that include courses and extensive classroom/work experience
Job placement assistance
Mentoring from our award-winning teaching faculty
Become a Golden Apple Scholar
Complete online application and submit two references and five essays.
Upload unofficial ACT/SAT scores and transcripts.
Participate in interviews in the Spring.
The Golden Apple Scholars Class of 2019 application is closed. To learn more about the program or be notified when the application reopens, please contact us below.
High school Class of 2020
College Freshmen and Sophomores at Partner Universities in Illinois
2nd-year community college students in Illinois
U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen (DACAmented student) and resident of Illinois
Completed online application
Qualifying standardized test score (ACT or SAT)
Meet ISAC program requirements
Participation in Golden Apple Summer Institutes
Code of conduct compliance
Bachelor's degree from an Illinois Partner University
Illinois teaching certification
Teach for five years in an Illinois school-of-need within 7 years of graduation