Golden Apple Scholars   

Golden Apple is seeking bright students to apply for the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois program for aspiring teachers! The program includes:

  • Up to $23,000 in tuition assistance
  • Paid summer internships in teaching
  • Job placement assistance.
  • Ongoing mentoring.

Because of these supports, Golden Apple Scholars succeed as teachers. Golden Apple Scholars are mission-driven individuals who teach in schools of need where great teachers are needed most.

Apply to become a Scholar: The Golden Apple Scholars Class of 2018 application is open. High school students graduating in 2018 or first- and second-year college students can apply to become a Scholar by clicking here. Applications close on February 15, 2018.


Eligibility Requirements:  The Scholars program is open to residents of Illinois with a GPA of 2.5 or higher and a qualifying composite score on the ACT or SAT. U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens (DACAmented students) may apply or be nominated. To view full eligibility requirements, please click here

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Changes were made to the FAFSA policies that you need to know about. Starting NOW you can apply for financial aid for the 2017-2018 school year. To Apply for financial aid visit the FAFSA website (  For additional information visit the GSU Financial Aid Page: