THIS APPLICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED BY FEBRUARY 15, 2015
Questions? Email APSIScholarships@collegeboard.org
The College Board’s AP Fellows is an annual competitive grant program that provides AP Summer Institute
(APSI) 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 tuition for an AP Summer Institute; any remaining funds may be applied to travel and expenses.
APSIs provide teachers with the support and training needed to teach AP courses. Topics covered include:
• AP course goals, objectives, content, resources, equipment, and bibliographies
• Syllabi, lesson plans, and assignments
• Recent changes in AP course descriptions
• Development and grading of AP Exams
• Teaching strategies and best practices
• Refreshing and improving current AP courses
AP Summer Institutes are typically held on college and high school campuses during the months of June, July, and August. Specific dates and locations for 2015 APSIs will be available in February 2015 at apcentral.collegeboard.org/events
Each year, the federal Advanced Placement Incentive Program
(APIP) provides states and districts with funding to encourage low-income students to participate in AP. Through APIP, states may offer teachers from districts that serve low-income students funds for professional development. To ensure that AP Fellows funding is distributed to teachers most in need of funds, please contact your district office or state department of education to determine whether funding may already be available for you to attend an AP Summer Institute.
In order to be eligible for an AP Fellows scholarship, you must
• Be planning to teach an AP course in the 2015–16 academic year.
• Teach in a school that meets the following criteria:
o At least 50 percent of the student population consists of underrepresented minorities (African-American, Hispanic/Latino, and/or American Indian students)
o At least 50 percent of the student population qualifies for free or reduced-price lunch.
• Not have received a College Board scholarship for an APSI in the same subject within the last three years
• Not have any additional sources of funding (for example, state or federal funding) for professional development
AP Fellows scholarships can only be used to attend an AP Summer Institute for the AP courses listed on AP Central
, with the exception of AP Capstone (no AP Fellows scholarships will be awarded for AP Capstone professional development).
THIS APPLICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED BY FEBRUARY 15, 2015.
Please note: If any part of your application is missing or incomplete, you will be automatically disqualified.
□ Part I: Personal Information
□ Part II: School Information
□ Part III: Essay and Signature
The essay is the most important part of your application and should clearly address the essay prompt.
□Part IV: Recommendation Form
– This is a separate form, which must be completed by your principal, assistant principal, department head (of your specific discipline), or the staff person who assigns courses. A link to the form will appear on the confirmation page after you submit this form. You can also access the form from the AP Teacher Scholarships
page on the College Board website. The form must be submitted by February 15, 2015
Factors that Result in Disqualified Applications
In previous years, many applications were automatically disqualified due to the reasons listed below.* Please make sure to pay careful attention to all instructions and requirements.
• Your school population does not meet the eligibility criteria for the AP Fellows program (50 percent or more traditionally underrepresented minority students or 50 percent or more students who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch).
• You were awarded an APSI scholarship in the past three years (2012, 2013, or 2014). This restriction does not apply if you were awarded a scholarship for training in a different subject.
• Your recommendation form is completed by someone other than your principal, assistant principal, department chair, or the staff person who will assign courses.
• Your recommendation form does not certify that your school meets the eligibility criteria for the AP Fellows program.
• Your application or recommendation indicates that you will not be teaching an AP course in the 2015–16 academic year.
• Your application is late or incomplete.
• You are eligible for funding from an outside source (for example, state or federal funding).
*Please note that there may be additional factors not listed above that could result in the disqualification of your application.