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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). We also award scholarships to teachers who are required to attend an AP Capstone professional development event. These programs are offered to teachers at schools without funding for professional development, and who meet the specific requirements described below.

We are no longer accepting applications for 2017 AP Summer Institute scholarships. Applications for 2018 scholarships will be available in December 2017.

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 2017-18 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

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 2017-18 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

AP Capstone Scholarships

These scholarships are awarded to AP Capstone teachers with no other sources of funding who are planning to attend the AP Capstone summer professional development event. The scholarships cover the cost of tuition only. Additional costs for travel, lodging, meals, and incidentals are not covered by the AP Capstone Scholarship.

Scholarship criteria

  • Plan to teach AP Seminar or AP Research in the 2017-18 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

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

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