Teacher Scholarships Available for AP Summer Institute

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Each year, the College Board awards scholarships for qualifying teachers to attend an AP Summer Institute (APSI). They also award scholarships to teachers who are required to attend an AP Capstone professional development event. These programs are offered to teachers who meet the specific requirements described below. The deadline for all applications is all February 15. Michigan's AP Summer Institutes will be held this year at Grand Blanc High School (June 26-29) and Grandville High School (July 16-19).

For more information on Michigan's AP Summer Institutes, click here. Information from College Board on the various scholarships is below:

AP Fellows Program

AP Fellows is an annual competitive grant program that provides AP Summer Institute scholarships for teachers at high schools serving minority or low-income students who have been traditionally underrepresented in AP courses. The $1,000 scholarships cover the cost of APSI tuition; any remaining funds may be applied to travel and expenses.

To qualify for a scholarship, teacher must:

  • Plan to teach an AP course in the 2018-19 academic year;
  • Teach in a school at which at least 50 percent of the student population consists of underrepresented minorities (African-American, Hispanic/Latino, and/or American Indian students), and/or at least 50 percent of the student population qualifies for free or reduced-price lunch; and
  • Not have received a College Board APSI scholarship for the same subject within the last three years

Click here to access the 2018 AP Fellows Scholarship Application.
Click here to access the 2018 AP Fellows Recommendation Form.

AP Rural Fellows Program

AP Rural Fellows is an annual competitive grant program that provides AP Summer Institute scholarships for teachers serving in rural areas of the country. The $1,500 scholarships cover APSI tuition; any remaining funds may be applied to travel and expenses.

To qualify for a scholarship, teacher must:

  • Plan to teach an AP course in the 2018-19 academic year.
  • Teach in a school that is classified as "rural" by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and at which at least 50 percent of the students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch.
  • Not have received a College Board APSI scholarship for the same subject within the last three years.

Click here to access the 2018 AP Rural Fellows Scholarship Application.
Click here to access the 2018 AP Rural Fellows Recommendation Form.

AP Redesign Scholarships

AP Redesign Scholarships cover APSI tuition costs for teachers who will be teaching the redesigned AP U.S. Government and Politics in the 2018-19 academic year.

To qualify for a scholarship, teacher must:

  • Plan to teach AP U.S. Government and Politics in the 2018–19 academic year.
  • Teach in districts with a median income of below $87,500 and/or in schools at which at least 50 percent of the student qualify for free or reduced-price lunch.

Click here to access the 2018 AP Redesign Scholarship Application.

AP Capstone Scholarships

These scholarships are awarded to AP Capstone teachers with no other sources of funding who are planning to attend the AP Capstone summer professional development event. The scholarships cover the cost of tuition only. Additional costs for travel, lodging, meals, and incidentals are not covered by the AP Capstone Scholarship.

To qualify for a scholarship, teacher must:

  • Plan to teach AP Seminar or AP Research in the 2018-19 academic year.
  • Teach in a district with a median income of below $87,500 and/or in schools at which 50 percent of students qualify for free and reduced-price lunch.

Click here to access the 2018 AP Capstone Scholarship Application.

For more information, the College Board website has an extensive FAQ or you can email APSIScholarships@collegeboard.org.