Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Program
CSFA Number: 691-00-0550
Agency Name
Illinois Student Assistance Commission (691)
Agency Identification
0550
Agency Contact
Scott Taylor
217-782-0503
Scott.Taylor@illinois.gov
Short Description
The program encourages academically-talented students, especially minority students, to pursue teaching careers, especially in teacher-shortage disciplines and hard-to-staff schools, and provides those students with crucial mentoring, guidance, and in-service support that will significantly increase the likelihood that they will complete their full teaching commitments and elect to continue teaching in targeted disciplines and hard-to-staff schools.
Subject Area
Education
Program Function
Education
Enabling Legislation
110 ILCS 947/52
Objectives and Goals
The program encouragess academically-talented students, especially minority students, to pursue teaching careers, especially in teacher-shortage disciplines and hard-to-staff schools, and provides those students with crucial mentoring, guidance, and in-service support that will significantly increase the liklihood that they will complete their full teaching commitments and elect to continue teaching in targeted disciplines and hard-to-staff schools to ensure that this State will continue to have access to a pool of highly-qualified teachers.
Types of Assistance
Non-competitive
Eligible Applicants
Other;
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2015 : $6,638,000
FY 2016 : $3,561,600
FY 2017 : $6,747,600
FY 2018 : $6,598,000
FY 2019 : $6,598,800
FY 2020 : $7,348,000
Federal Funding
None
Notice of Funding Opportunities
None
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
Golden Apple Foundation for Excellence in Teaching07/01/201906/30/20207,348,000