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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.


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. Remaining funds, after the APSI has been paid, will be sent to the teacher to be applied toward travel and expenses.

Scholarship criteria

Teachers must:

  • Plan to teach an AP course in the 2019-20 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

2019 AP Fellows Scholarship Application

2019 AP Fellows Recommendation Form

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. Remaining funds, after the APSI has been paid, will be sent to the teacher to be applied toward travel and expenses.

Scholarship criteria

Teachers must:

  • Plan to teach an AP course in the 2019-20 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

2019 AP Rural Fellows Scholarship Application

2019 AP Rural Fellows Recommendation Form

AP New Resources Scholarships

The AP New Resources Scholarships provide AP Summer Institute scholarships to teachers teaching one of the AP subjects with new resources available in 2019*. In addition, teachers must 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. The $1,000 scholarships cover the cost of APSI tuition. Remaining funds, after the APSI has been paid, will be sent to the teacher to be applied toward travel and expenses.

To learn more about the new resources coming in 2019, please visit www.collegeboard.org/ap2019

*All AP subjects eligible except newest AP courses: AP Capstone (Seminar and Research) and AP Computer Science Principles

Scholarship criteria

Teachers must:

  • Plan to teach one of the AP subjects with new resources available in 2019 in the 2019–20 academic year
  • Teach in districts with a median income of below $87,500 and/or in schools at which at least 50 percent of the student qualify for free or reduced-price lunch

2019 AP New Resources Scholarship Application

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 2019-20 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

2019 AP Capstone Scholarship Application

For more information, please see the FAQs below or email us at APSIScholarships@collegeboard.org.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

The AP Fellows scholarship amount is $1,000, the AP Rural Fellows scholarship amount is $1,500 and the AP New Resources scholarship amount is $1,000. APSIs invoice the College Board directly, after sessions start, for the cost of tuition and lab fees (if applicable). The College Board pays the tuition cost directly to the APSI. Any remaining scholarship funds, after tuition has been paid to the APSI, are then sent directly to the teacher to defray the cost of travel and expenses.

The AP Capstone Summer Professional Development Scholarship covers the cost of tuition only to an AP Capstone summer training event.

NOTE: Only College Board endorsed APSIs are covered by the scholarships. The AP Annual Conference, pre-AP classes, and other workshops do not qualify. Scholarships are not renewable or transferable and can only be used for a summer APSI in the year they are awarded.

AP Summer Institute dates and locations are posted on AP Central. Search for a session near you.

As a reminder, The College Board does not own or manage any of the APSIs. Each APSI works independently and each handles their own session schedules and registration. The College Board updates this list as APSIs share new session dates with us, but we have no control of when or if a specific APSI will offer a specific session. If you do not see one matching your specific criteria you may need to widen your search to a different time frame or location.

Please be sure to contact the APSI of your choice directly for any specific questions regarding registration or schedule.

We encourage you to determine your schedule before applying. However, if you are awarded a scholarship you will have approximately three weeks after notification to formally accept it. If you find that you're unable to attend, you can decline the award.

Applications that do not exactly meet the demographic criteria will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, depending on the number of applications we receive so you may want to apply anyway.

Because the scholarship criteria are applicable to U.S. schools only, teachers at non-U.S. schools are not eligible for APSI scholarships. Teachers at schools located in the U.S. territories of Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, American Samoa, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are eligible for AP Fellows and AP Capstone scholarships.

You may use the funds provided through either an AP Fellows or AP Rural Fellows scholarship toward the cost of attending a non-US APSI.

You are only eligible for a scholarship in a different subject than the one for which you received a scholarship last year. For example, if you received a scholarship for an AP English Language & Composition APSI last year, you cannot receive a scholarship for another one in AP English Language & Composition this year. However, you are eligible for a scholarship for AP English Literature & Composition.

Use the National Center for Education Statistics website to search for your school. Your school's entry will show the total number of students by race/ethnicity, and the numbers of students eligible for free and reduced-price lunch.

Public school search: http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/schoolsearch/
Private school search: http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/pss/privateschoolsearch/

Use the National Center for Education Statistics website to search for your school. In the "School Details" section, check the designation for "Locale."

Public school search: http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/schoolsearch/
Private school search: http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/pss/privateschoolsearch/

You can use the SAT® code search to find your school's College Board code:

http://sat.collegeboard.org/register/sat-code-search.

Yes—our application system allows you to save and continue an application. Please follow the prompts on the screen when using this feature.

Please note that applications will only be saved in the system for 60 days and all applications are due by the set deadline regardless of when they were started or saved.

All applicants will be notified via email by end of day March 29, 2019. If you have not received a notification, please check your spam, junk, and clutter email folders. All notifications are sent to the email listed in the application so also be sure you are checking the correct email account.

You must submit a valid W-9 in order for the College Board to release your scholarship funds and process your tuition payment. The value of your scholarship is subject to income tax and will be reported on Form 1099. For more information, visit: https://www.irs.gov/publications/p970/ch01.html#en_US_2015_publink1000177987

The tuition for your summer training is sent directly to the APSI. If any funds are remaining after tuition has been paid, for scholarships with reimbursement components, they are sent to you to be used as reimbursement for travel and expenses. They are not sent to your district. For these reasons, you must submit a W-9 that includes your personal information, not your district's information. You may want to consult with your tax advisor as to whether any APSI expenses are deductible against the scholarship income.

Be sure to register for an AP Summer Institute as soon as possible since registration fills up quickly. You MUST register as a College Board APSI Scholarship recipient, Select the scholarship option when registering for your APSI or contact the APSI directly to let them know that you have received a scholarship and tuition, up to your scholarship amount, will be taken care of by the College Board. The award notification email you received can serve as proof.

You do not need to let the College Board know which APSI you are planning to attend. The AP Summer Institutes bill the College Board directly after sessions start. If you received an AP Fellows or AP Rural Fellows, any funds remaining after your tuition is paid will be sent to the address on your W-9 within 60 business days after the payment to the APSI has been processed.

Please note, no payments will be sent until your APSI sends the College Board an invoice for the cost of tuition. The College Board cannot control when invoices are sent. All APSIs have been given a final due date of October 15th to submit their invoices.

Please contact the APSI directly and share that you were recently awarded a College Board AP Summer Institute scholarship. You may need to use your award letter as proof of your scholarship. APSI staff should be able to walk you through the process of registering as a scholarship recipient.

Because scholarships are awarded based on your personal and professional information in addition to your school's profile, they are not transferrable or renewable and can only be used for a summer APSI in the year they are awarded.

Scholarship funds will only be released if an APSI directly bills the College Board for your tuition. We do not provide scholarships solely for additional expenses. A stipulation of the scholarship requires that teachers are not eligible for funding from their state or district—this rule is intended to ensure that teachers most in need receive funding.

Because scholarships are awarded based on your personal and professional information in addition to your school's profile, they are not transferrable or deferable and can only be used for a summer APSI in the year they are awarded

If you need to cancel your registration with your APSI, be sure to do so in accordance with that APSI's cancellation policy and obtain confirmation from the APSI of the cancellation.

If you fail to follow the cancellation policy or fail to get confirmation, the APSI will charge the College Board for your tuition which means you will not be able to apply your scholarship at any other APSI and you will be held responsible for paying taxes on the tuition cost of the cancelled APSI session.

After your APSI sends the College Board an invoice, the tuition payment for your AP Summer Institute will be sent directly to the AP Summer Institute you attended (you, your school, or your district should not be making any tuition payments to your APSI unless tuition cost exceeds your scholarship amount).

If you received an AP Fellows, AP Rural Fellows, or AP New Resources scholarship, we will send the remaining funds (to be used as reimbursement for travel and expenses) to the address on your W-9 within 60 days after payment to the APSI has been sent.

NOTE:

  • APSIs can only send an invoice after the APSI session has started.
  • No money will be released for either tuition or reimbursement until the College Board receives an invoice directly from the APSI after the APSI has started.
  • The College Board cannot control when invoices are sent. All APSIs have been given a final due date of October 15th to submit their invoices. (Please contact your APSI directly with any questions regarding when your invoice will be sent).

No reimbursement funds are sent prior to an APSI starting. After an APSI has started, APSIs are allowed to send an invoice to the College Board for the cost of your tuition (you, your school, or your district should not be making any tuition payments to your APSI unless tuition cost exceeds your scholarship amount).

The College Board has no control over when APSIs send us their invoices. While most are sent in July, August and September all APSIs have until October 15th to do so (please contact your APSI directly if you have any questions regarding when your invoice will be sent). Once we receive the invoice, the College Board will process the invoice and send payment for tuition to the APSI within 30 business days.

If you were awarded an AP Fellows, AP Rural Fellows, or AP New Resources scholarship, any remaining funds from your scholarship, after your tuition cost is paid, will be sent to you, via the address on your W-9, within60 days after payment to the APSI has been sent.

NOTE:

  • APSIs can only send an invoice after the APSI session has started.
  • No money will be released for either tuition or reimbursement until the College Board receives an invoice directly from the APSI after the APSI has started.
  • The College Board cannot control when invoices are sent. All APSIs have been given a due date of October 15th to submit their invoices. (Please contact your APSI directly with any questions regarding when your invoice will be sent).