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GAS - Golden Apple Scholarship Program.

If you plan to be a preschool, elementary or secondary school teacher who wants to teach in Illinois you may be eligible for the Golden Apple Scholarship (GAS) Program. This program is generally for academically talented and financially needy students who are enrolled as juniors or above, with a priority given to individuals pursuing a teacher shortage discipline and/or making a commitment to teach at a hard-to-staff school, and minority students.

This award is designated for tuition, fees and room and board charges, or commuter allowance, if applicable. The annual scholarship awarded to a qualified applicant may be $5,000 or $10,000, depending on annual state appropriations and the teaching commitment made.

More information, including application instructions, is available at ISAC.