Golden Apple

Golden Apple Scholars Program

Lake Forest College enrolls Golden Apple Scholars in its teacher preparation programs.
Created in 1988 by the award-winning teachers of the Golden Apple Foundation, the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois program recruits and prepares bright and talented high school graduates who represent a rich ethnic diversity for successful teaching careers in high need schools throughout Illinois. Studies show that there is a short supply of qualified, enthusiastic teachers entering the profession, and there is a particular shortage of minority and bilingual teachers. Students need teachers who have similar backgrounds and experiences to serve as role models and give them the hope of a promising future. 

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Scholarship Opportunities for Future Teachers

Several scholarship programs are available for students pursuing careers in education. For more information on the programs and on financing teacher education please visit 

One program of special interest is the Illinois Future Teacher Corps (IFTC).  Information on this program can be found at

A useful chart for side-by-side comparisons of the Illinois Future Teacher Corps, Minority Teachers of Illinois Scholarship, and other programs can be found at

Office of Intercultural Relations

Additional special opportunities for future teachers can be found through the Lake Forest College Office of Intercultural Relations.