With four scholarship programs, the College Board is able to offer teachers that qualify, at schools without funding allotted for professional development, the opportunity to attend an AP Summer Institute (APSI) for free. The APSIs are week-long professional development programs that are perfect for any and all AP teachers. There, educators are able to network with peers and learn about tools and resources that will lead their students to success within the classroom.
One of the four programs available is the AP Rural Fellows Program, which awards a $1,500 scholarship to teachers serving in rural areas of the country. This scholarship covers tuition, travel and expenses for an AP Summer Institute. In order to qualify for this scholarship, applicants must plan to teach an AP course during the 2016-17 academic year, teach within a school that is classified as “rural” by the National Center for Education Statistics and at which at least 5- percent of students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. Applicants also should not have received a College Board APSI scholarship within the last three years. You can find more information and an application here. Applications are due February 1, 2016
To learn more and to see if you qualify for any of the other scholarship programs offered visit the College Board website.