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AP Summer Institute Scholarships

Each year, the College Board awards scholarships for qualifying teachers to attend an AP® Summer Institute (APSI). These programs are offered to teachers at schools without funding for professional development, and who meet the necessary requirements below.

The application window has now closed for 2016 scholarships. Details about the 2017 scholarship program will be posted in November 2016.

2016 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 updated subjects: AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, or AP World History. AP Redesign scholarships cover the cost of APSI tuition only.

Scholarship criteria

Teachers must:

  • Plan to teach AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, or AP World History in the 2016-17 academic year
  • Teach in a district 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

2016 AP Fellows Program

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

  • Plan to teach an AP course in the 2016-17 academic year
  • Teach in a school 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

2016 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:

  • Plan to teach an AP course in the 2016-17 academic year
  • Teach in a school that is 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

2016 AP Computer Science Principles Scholarships

To support teachers who are planning to teach the new AP Computer Science Principles course in fall 2016, the College Board is offering two scholarship programs for AP CSP Summer Institutes:

1. White House Initiative Scholarships for Majority Hispanic Schools

As part of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics the College Board is offering scholarships to AP Computer Science Principles teachers in majority Hispanic schools. The $1,000 scholarships cover the cost of APSI tuition; any remaining funds may be applied to travel and expenses.

Scholarship criteria

  • Plan to teach AP Computer Science Principles in the 2016-17 academic year
  • Teach in a school at which at least 51 percent of the student population consists of Hispanic/Latino students

2. AP Computer Science Principles Scholarships

These scholarships will be offered to teachers at high schools serving minority or low-income students who have been traditionally underrepresented in AP courses. The scholarships cover the cost of APSI tuition only.

Scholarship criteria

  • Plan to teach AP Computer Science Principles in the 2016-17 academic year
  • Teach in a school at which at least 51 percent of the student population consists of African-American and/or American Indian and/or Hispanic/Latino students, and/or at least 51 percent of the student population qualifies for free or reduced-price lunch

For more information, see Frequently Asked Questions about AP Summer Institute Scholarships or email us at APSIScholarships@collegeboard.org.

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