About the Scholarship

The Golden Apple Foundation accredits Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois. The organization was formed to inspire, grow, and indulge the teachers and school leader excellence in Illinois, basically to those schools in need. This scholarship was started to promote academically talented Illinois students, especially minority students, to pursue teaching careers, especially at high-need, hard-to-staff schools by providing tuition assistance (tuition, fees and room and board or commuter allowance) at one of the participating colleges.


How can students apply for this scholarship?

  • The students applying for this scholarship must have been completed their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application to receive this award.

  • As a part of the application process candidates must commit to teach, on a full-time basis, for not less than five years at nonprofit Illinois public, private or parochial preschool.

  • Applicant has to be signed a Program Agreement and Promissory Note, promising to repay the entire amount, plus interest, if the teaching commitment is not fulfilled.


What does Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois provides

  • This scholarship provides tuition support which values at $23000 which is non-renewable.

  • It also recommends a paid Scholar Institutes that include courses and extensive classroom/work experience, along with academic support.

  • Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois also guarantees for Job placement assistantship.


Deadline information

The applications are to be submitted by the end of February 15, 2020. Students are informed to submit their scholarship application and other requirements are to be submitted before the due date. Applications and other information are available online on The Golden Apple Foundation website.


Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen.

  • The applicant must be a resident of Illinois.

  • The student should have acquired a minimum GPA of 2.5.

  • The student should have scored 22 or higher for the ACT, and 1110 for the SAT.

  • The applicant must be a high school graduate or hold a General Educational Development (GED) certificate.