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AP Grants

Financial support for building AP programs

Offering an AP program that adequately prepares students for the AP Exams and college requires dedication, vision, persistence, and of course, financial resources. Quite often the financial requirements of offering college-level instruction prevent schools from initiating or broadening their school's AP programs. How can you start an AP program or expand a nascent program with limited resources?

AP Fellows Program

Providing AP Summer Institute Scholarships to AP secondary school teachers

The AP Fellows program is an annual competitive grant program that provides scholarships for secondary school teachers in the U.S. to attend AP Summer Institutes. AP Summer Institutes provide an excellent opportunity for teachers to gain command of a specific AP subject and to receive up-to-date information on the latest curriculum changes. Scholarships are available to teachers from schools that serve minority or low-income students who have been traditionally underrepresented in AP courses. The $1,000 scholarships assist teachers with the cost of attending an AP Summer Institute. For a teacher to qualify s/he must teach at a school that meets at least one of the following criteria:

  • Fifty percent or more of the student population must consist of traditionally underrepresented students of color (African American, Hispanic, or Native American)
  • Fifty percent or more of the student population must consist of students whose average family income level is equivalent to, or below, the national annual average for a low-income family of four (approximately $36,000)

Application deadline:  March 1, 2014

Applications are now being accepted at the following links:

New! AP Rural Fellows Program

The AP Rural Fellows program is an annual competitive grant program that provides scholarships for high school teachers from schools serving in rural areas of the United States. The $1,500 scholarships assist teachers with the cost of attending an AP Summer Institute, including travel. This scholarship is for teachers who have not attended in the past 3 years.

To qualify for a College Board AP Rural Fellows scholarship a candidate must plan to teach an AP course during the 2014-15 academic school year at a secondary school that meets the following criteria:

  • Must be designated as a rural school (based on NCES definition)
  • Fifty percent or more students who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch

Application deadline:  March 1, 2014

Applications are now being accepted at the following links:

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