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AP Teacher Scholarships

Through three scholarship programs, the College Board offers qualifying teachers at schools without funding for professional development the opportunity to attend a weeklong AP Summer Institute (APSI) for free.

Topics covered at AP Summer Institutes include:

  • AP course goals, objectives, content, resources, equipment, and bibliographies
  • Syllabi, lesson plans, and assignments
  • Development and grading of AP Exams
  • Teaching strategies and best practices
  • Ways to refresh and improve existing AP courses

All scholarship applications for summer 2015 APSIs are due by Feb. 15, 2015. Teachers may apply for multiple scholarships, but can only be awarded one.

AP Redesign Scholarships

AP Redesign scholarships are awarded to teachers with no other sources of funding who are planning to attend an AP Summer Institute for one of the following recently redesigned subjects: AP Art History, AP European History, or AP Physics 1 or AP Physics 2.

Scholarship criteria

Teachers must:

  • Be planning to teach AP Art History, AP European History, AP Physics 1, or AP Physics 2 in the 2015-16 academic year
  • Teach in districts 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

    Application requirements


    AP Fellows Program

    AP Fellows is an annual competitive grant program that provides AP Summer Institute scholarships for high school teachers at 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.

    Scholarship criteria

    Teachers must:

    • Be planning to teach an AP course in the 2015-16 academic year
    • Teach in schools 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
    • Not have received a College Board APSI scholarship for the same subject within the last three years

      Application requirements

      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 as well as travel and expenses.

      Scholarship criteria

      Teachers must:
      • Be planning to teach an AP course in the 2015-16 academic year
      • Teach in schools that are 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

      Application requirements

      Customized Entry Pages

      Contact

      For questions or application help, contact APSIScholarships@collegeboard.org.

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